Most dermatologists will treat acne by prescribing over the counter medications which will include special soaps, cleansers and face washes. As most acne sufferers know that these medication only provide short term relief from acne or none at all. New research exists that links acne and your diet. There are three main areas that need to be address when changing your diet to treat your acne.
A cleanse involves flushing out toxins from your system. You should do this by consuming more greens, fibre and water. Green smoothies are a great way to get your daily greens but remember to pair it with fat such as coconut oil or avocado for better nutrient absorption.
Eat more cleansing foods
This involves consuming foods that are slightly bitter. These foods will help to cleanse your liver and push out toxins that cause or aggravate acne. You should consume more cruciferous vegetables like onions, beets, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower. Nourish your skin by eating more vegetables and fruits with vitamin A, this will help to strengthen your skin and reduce redness caused by acne. (think carrot, pumpkin and mango).
Avoid trigger foods
Avoid eating foods that can trigger an allergic reaction, these include coffee, sugar, dairy, processed foods, processed oils such as corn oil and soybean oil. Dairy is a common trigger with acne suffers as it can affect your hormones and an hormone imbalance can trigger an acne breakout. This is why most women suffer acne flare-ups close to or during their menstrual cycle.