8 FRUITS FOR ACNE

If you had a dollar/pound/euro for every acne remedy that has ever been invented, you would probably not have to worry about money again for the rest of your life. Acne tends to be a very individual problem and there does not seem to be one single cause that affects everyone. While acne is most commonly a problem for people who are in their teens, it can be a problem at any age. Fruit is a natural choice that has produced good results from some people, and is probably worthy of consideration for anyone struggling to control acne.

1. APPLES

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Apples are relatively inexpensive and are certainly convenient as a grab-and-go snack. Like most fruit, apples are made up mostly of water, but are also full of beneficial nutrients that can help promote healthy skin. One of the key nutrients found in apples is called pectin. More familiar nutrients like vitamins C, E, and A are also found in apples and are all beneficial for maintaining a healthy complexion. Apples can even be used to help nourish the skin by using them topically, so even if you don’t like the taste of apples, you can still benefit from them by applying directly to the skin.

2. BANANAS

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If you are wondering about the potential benefits of eating bananas, try to remember if you have ever seen a monkey with acne! All kidding aside, bananas are a great choice for people fighting the battle with acne. Bananas have unique pro-biotic properties that help bolster the good bacteria that live inside all of us. Researchers are learning more and more about beneficial bacteria these days and they are finding that maintaining a healthy balance of beneficial bacteria is essential for the proper function of the immune system, which can help speed healing of blemishes.

3. PAPAYA

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Here’s a fruit that definitely is not as well-recognized as many of the others on this list but is surely worth considering. Papaya is known for being rich in vitamin A, which is one of the most beneficial nutrients for healthy skin. The vitamin C that’s found in papayas is also helpful in the body’s production of collagen which is one of the building blocks of the cells and tissues that make up the skin. Papaya also contains healthy enzymes, including one that is called papain, appropriately enough. Papain is helpful in reducing inflammation and the redness that often goes along with it, helping to reduce the appearance of acne.

4. LEMON

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It’s unlikely that many people find the idea of biting into a fresh lemon very appealing. There are other ways they can be used, however. It’s quite common for people to squeeze a bit of lemon into a glass of water to give it a bit more taste and provide a health boost as well. The citric acid contained in lemons and other citrus fruit can help the body rid itself of dead skin cells and promote new cell growth as well. The juice from a fresh lemon is a flavor enhancer many people enjoy with tea, and they can also be used to make fresh lemonade for a refreshing drink during the summer months.

5. MANGO

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This is another fruit that is loaded with helpful enzymes with names like catechol, lactase, magneferin, and oxidase. Those are names that are probably unfamiliar to most people but they are all helpful for good digestion, which can help remove toxins and other waste from the body that may worsen acne in some people. These enzymes are also helpful for the proper function of the immune system which is responsible for preventing sickness and aiding in the body’s natural healing process, which may lessen the time it takes acne blemishes to heal.

6. AVOCADO

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The best thing about avocado is probably the fact that it is very rich in vitamin E. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant which are believed to be very beneficial for the body’s ability to heal itself, and might help prevent breakouts or heal existing ones. Eating avocado can also help keep skin moisturized, making it a good choice even for people who do not have acne but want to promote healthy skin.

7. RED GRAPES

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Red grapes are an excellent choice for people suffering from acne due to their antioxidant content that has been used to treat people with more serious skin problems like eczema and psoriasis. They are also effective in treating allergic reactions that affect the skin. For those reasons, red grapes are also a very good choice for people wishing to fight acne, and unlike many other fruits, the seeds of the red grapes also contain nutrients that are beneficial. The taste might not be so great if they are chewed up along with the rest of the grape, so eating the seeds is optional.

8. CHERRIES

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In many areas these tasty treats are available only during the summer months, and can be a bit on the expensive side. They do make a good addition to the acne-fighting arsenal when you can get your hands on them, however. Cherries help clear toxins from the body naturally and also have antibacterial properties that may help reduce acne blemishes and help to heal existing blemishes as well.