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Skin Savvy Eats: Your Handbook to Acne-Friendly Foods.

Skin Savvy Eats: Your Handbook to Acne-Friendly Foods.

Discovering foods that love your skin as much as your taste buds can be a game-changer. We've done the searching for you and rounded up our favourite acne-friendly options. See our top skin-conscious picks below.


1. Seafood: Zinc Powerhouse
Seafood, such as oysters and shellfish, is rich in zinc, linked to potential anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Zinc may regulate sebum production and target acne-causing bacteria, aiding in acne management.

The Wright Brothers in Borough Market is amazing for seafood, especially oysters, and it's the perfect outing with friends.


2. Chia Seeds: Omega-3 Oasis
Chia seeds are a source of omega-3 fatty acids which research shows are key for fighting acne as they reduce inflammation. Chia seeds are also a great source of fiber, protein, and antioxidants.

We love a good chia seed pudding for breakfast or dessert. Click here to watch a TikTok on how to make a quick and easy mango coconut chia seed pud.


3. Kimchi: Gut Health, Skin Wealth
Kimchi is packed with gut-friendly Lactobacillus. It supports a healthy gut microbiome, crucial for preventing flare-ups of inflammation-related skin disorders like acne, rosacea, and eczema.

If you have a little extra time, why not make your own Kimchi? DIY Homemade Kimchi.


4. Carrots & Sweet Potatoes: Our Vitamin A Friends
Rich in beta-carotene, when converted to vitamin A, supports the skin by potentially helping inflammation, discoloration, and pore blockage linked to acne. Studies suggest a connection between lower vitamin A levels and increased acne severity.

We particularly love this recipe for the easiest, tangiest carrot salad: Marinated Raw Carrot Salad Recipe.


5. Spearmint Tea: Tik Tok-Approved Skin Drink
IYKYK, Spearmint tea is thought to have anti-androgenic properties that reduce male hormones in women, helping prevent hormonal acne by regulating sebum production. Note: Not recommended for men dealing with acne. Sorry, fellas! 

*Disclaimer: The information provided in this newsletter is intended for general purposes only and should not replace professional medical advice or treatment. Individual responses to dietary changes may vary.
It's recommended to consult with a healthcare professional or dermatologist before making significant changes to your diet or skincare routine, especially if you have specific health concerns or conditions.