15 Top Foods to Get Rid of Acne ...


It seems like just before a job interview, a wedding, or any major event, I get an acne break-out.

Years ago, I asked my dermatologist if there was anything I could eat, or any foods I could use, that would help me get rid of acne or keep a break-out from happening, and she gave me a whole list of things.

Some of these foods are to eat, and some of them are applied right to your skin.

I tried them all, and here are the ones I’ve found that work the best:2

1. Water


The most important thing you can do to get rid of acne is to drink plenty of water.

Adults need 64 ounces of water every day, and that’s regular water, not water from juices or soups or sodas.

Water will keep your skin hydrated and will help in flushing out acne-causing chemicals.

2. Blueberries, Blackberries, or Raspberries

Blueberries, Blackberries, or Raspberries

A handful of fresh (not frozen) berries is a great source of anti-oxidants and skin-healing phytochemicals such as beta-carotene.2

And they’re delicious!

3. Green Tea

Green Tea

Green tea is another great source of anti-oxidants and also of anti-inflammatory chemicals called catechins.

Drinking green tea will help with the redness, puffiness, and soreness of acne, and also help prevent future break-outs!

4. Whole Grains

Whole Grains

Foods with whole grains, like cereals, breads, and pastas, are a good source of selenium, another chemical that’s helpful is clearing up and preventing acne.

5. Milk


Cow’s milk is a great source of both vitamin A and vitamin D, both of which are good for healthy skin.

For women, it’s also a great source of calcium, which we need a lot of anyway.

6. Olive Oil

Olive Oil

Olive oil and sesame oil are both good sources of monosaturated fats, which provide the fatty acids you need to nourish your skin and keep it clear of acne.

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