We recently found out about the foods you should steer clear of if you're looking to achieve clear skin - here, we find out the food and drink you should be looking to incorporate if you want to eat your way to a gorgeous, clear complexion!
Terri-Ann Nunns, the founder of Terri-Ann's Diet Plans, explains: "Far too often I hear people discussing the latest products that are meant to banish your breakouts and a miracle cream that stops spots in their tracks, but the reality is that all too often, some simple tweaks to your diet could make all the difference."
"Some foods can be really bad for your skin and can lead to acne developing or worsening. By making some simple changes by removing and adding certain foods into your diet, you can help banish breakouts and give your skin that healthy glow!"
1. Green tea
There are many benefits to drinking green tea - for instance, it contains polyphenol, which plays a part in reducing inflammation, a typical symptom of acne. You can even apply green tea extracts directly onto your skin, to limit exactly how serious breakouts are.
2. Omega-3 fatty acids
A food that contains omega-3 will be anti-inflammatory - regularly eating these can play a big part in reducing acne. If these feature in your diet, you help your heart health, as well as clearing your skin - particularly good sources are salmon, mackerel, and certain types of nut.
3. Vitamins A, D, E and Zinc
Including foods that are rich in varied nutrients is crucial for several reasons - and can also have an important impact on your skin too. They play a crucial role in keeping your immune system strong - this is particularly key, as when you're run down, you're prone to acne.
Turmeric has featured in medicines for centuries, and also contains polyphenol, which cuts the bacteria production that can cause acne. It's easy to incorporate into your diet – simply add it to soups, curries, stir-fries and even smoothies.
5. Mediterranean diets
It's believed that this type of diet, typically rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish and olive oil, while also being low in dairy and fat, is among the best type of diet to follow if you want to have radiant, clear skin.