How to Heal Your Acne Naturally: Eat To Glow

While acne can be a tricky thing to get rid of, there are certain foods that can help heal you from the inside out and glow from head to toe.

Having Acne Can Be Tough...

We’ve all dealt with the dreaded breakout at some point, and sometimes we can’t even control why we’re getting it!

The truth is, getting rid of acne can be extremely difficult and frustrating. Behold, there are some foods that can help be a solution to fighting the dreaded pimples. The things we eat have a direct effect on our bodies and acne is no exception.

Pimples form when...

Pimples form when the following occur at the same time:

  • Excess sebum production – too much sebum is produced by the sebaceous gland
  • Hyperkeratinization – The hair follicle cells get clogged so the sebum can’t escape
  • Cutibacterium acnes – this bacteria is normally found in the skin begins to over grow
  • Inflammation – this is when the immune system begins to be react to the hair follicle which is clogged, has a build up of sebum, and a build up of bacteria.
High Glycemic index Foods

Lets take a look at the 5 foods
that can help heal acne naturally

  • Papayas
  • Salmon
  • Pumpkin
  • Lemon
  • Sweet Potatoes 


Papaya is another great anti-acne food. It contains vitamin A, vitamin B, potassium, and other vitamins and minerals that help improve skin elasticity and eliminate wrinkles and ne lines.

The fruit is also great on the skin’s surface as a face mask. It contains an enzyme called papain that hydrates the skin, unclogs pores, helps fade acne scars, and prevents breakouts.

Papaya is an extremely delicious fruit and its benefits are unmeasurable. It should be a staple in any anti-acne diet.



Salmon (with the skin), along with other kinds of fish, are great for getting rid of acne naturally. Salmon in particular is very dense in omega-3 fatty acids which are great for the skin.

Omega-3 fatty acids are known for reducing inflammation, which is what acne is and improving acne symptoms. They also fight against sun damage and reduce the risk of skin cancer.


Besides being one of the most popular fall fruits, pumpkin also works wonders for the skin. It’s loaded with enzymes and acids that help with skin softness and restore pH balance.

Another thing that pumpkin contains is zinc. Zinc is one of the best anti-acne agents there is. It helps regulate oil production in the skin and reduces the chance of clogged pores which usually lead to acne.



Lemon is another popular and extremely effective anti-acne food. Most people who try to deal with acne through food often turn to it first, because of its accessibility.

The juice of a lemon is a natural astringent and works to tighten the skin and fade away blemishes. The benefits of the fruit are further enhanced when the peel is included. Whether you use it as a salad dressing or add it to your water, lemon juice can work some magic on your skin.

Sweet Potatoes

Studies in fruit flies suggest that these proteins help activate feelings of wakefulness, alertness, and sleepiness. However, signals from the environment also affect circadian rhythms. Blue light from electronic devices at night can confuse our biological clocks. These changes can cause sleep disorders, and may lead to other chronic health conditions, such as obesity, diabetes, depression, bipolar disorder, and seasonal affective disorder.

Blue light produces damage effects on our skin through the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and pro-inflammatory mechanisms. Certain active ingredients can help combat the damaging effects of blue light. To learn more read a previous blog about Blue Light here.


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