Foods for Clearer Skin

Try though they may, docs still can’t seem to come to a definitive conclusion as to whether or not diet and acne break outs are directly related. One thing that is certain, however, is that there are some foods that can help give you better skin. So, I have vowed to incorporate these incredible edibles into my daily routine. Here’s a look at the most potent:

 Green Tea: Is it just me, or are there a seemingly endless number of articles and news stories about the amazing properties of green tea? The Archives of Dermatology recently published a story stating that green tea (whether you drink it or apply it topically) can actually help reduce your risk for skin cancer. Yowza!

 Anyway, the polyphenols in green tea help reduce inflammation of the skin, making it fantastic for your overall skin health. That settles it… I will be swapping out one of my morning cups of java for a mug of green tea with honey. Come to think of it– cutting down on my daily coffee shop habit will probably save me some cash, too. Cheers for the tea!

 Water: This one may seem like a no brainer, but the truth is that a lot of us have trouble staying properly hydrated. In fact, according to a university study last year, in so many Americans, our thirst mechanism is so weak that it’s mistaken for hunger! Aside from being a necessity for every cell in our body, water also helps flush out the toxins and icky stuff that accumulate in our body and up wrecking our complexion. I’m making 8 glasses a day my goal.

 Super Fruits: Free radicals from pollution and sun exposure can age skin, and according to a lot of people, can also cause some gnarly break outs. To keep your skin smooth and blemish free, you should incorporate some antioxidant rich fruits and veggies into your daily diet. The best ones to try? Blueberries, plums, artichokes, and blackberries.

 There ya have it. The best foods to keep your acne at bay. Any suggestions on super-foods to add to the list?


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