What may help acne: Antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables
“When you’re healthier, your skin reflects that,” says Rebecca Kazin, MD, an assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins department of dermatology and the associate director at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, in Washington DC. Antioxidants—found in spades in brightly colored produce—neutralize free radicals, which can wreak havoc on your skin by increasing inflammation. And inflammation is not only related to premature aging (think fine lines and wrinkles) but also acne.
What may help acne: Fatty fish
Salmon, sardines, and tuna are all good choices that help your body get the anti-inflammatory omega 3s it needs. “These healthy fatty acids are the building blocks for our cells,” says Dr. Kazin. By allowing your skin to build new, healthy cells, it will look better.” In one small study in 2014, taking omega 3 supplements helped significantly decrease acne breakouts. If you’ve also got acne breakouts on your back, these other habits can help clear them.