When we get a zit, the last thing we think about is curing it by changing our diet around. Typically, we look for a topical quick fix or spend hundreds of dollars at a Dermatologist or MedSpa. Studies suggest following a clean diet that is rich with antioxidants, proper supplementation and drinking enough water should help clear your skin, permanently.
SELF compiled a list of antioxidant-rich foods to incorporate into your diet to get the clear skin you've always dreamed of. Here's some of our favorites.
These fun and delicious fruit are packed with Vitamin C, which promotes the production of collagen; a protein that helps to regenerate skin tissue. Aim for 1 cup of fruit per day.
Nuts are packed with vitamin E and help protect the skin from damaging UV rays and pollutants. Vitamin E and Vitamin C work together to achieve this beneficial barrier to protect the skin. It's suggested to eat 23 almonds daily.
Eating lean chicken will help your body produce zinc, which is a mineral that aids in cell production. Cell production helps to shed dead skin and promote new skin growth, giving you all the glow. Eating 4-6 ounces of chicken or lean mean per day is suggested.