Supplements for acne might be the answer to your skincare woes.
Before we offer up our favorite foods and supplements for acne, it’s important that you know we think all skin is beautiful. Acne, scars, cold sores, eczema, moles, freckles and hair, we love it all and think we should celebrate it all!
With that being said, sometimes skin conditions can be your body’s way of communicating a nutritional deficiency.
Not only that, but acne can be painful, cause infection, and interrupt life. That’s no fun! And that’s what inspired us to share our go-to skin glowing hacks.
Supplements for Acne
One study tested the vitamin levels in 2 control groups. The control group with acne showed significantly lower levels of Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and zinc. This means supplements for acne including Vitamin A, E, and zinc are a good idea!
Vitamin A is an essential micronutrient that helps keep our skin healthy. Our body can’t actually produce vitamin A on its own. So, it’s important for us to get it through our diet and perhaps even think about supplementation. Lucky for you our Organic Green Superfood Powder and our Turmeric Golden Milk Powder contain whole, organic foods that are rich in vitamin A.
Vitamin E is a group of fat-soluble nutrients, not just one single vitamin. There are 8 naturally occurring varieties of vitamin E. Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant in the body by protecting cells from harmful free radicals, so it’s no surprise studies show it can help deter acne as well.
Which foods are high in Vitamin E? Vitamin E can be found in nuts, seeds, leafy greens, and various vegetable oils.
And finally, how does zinc help skin?
Your skin needs zinc in order to function normally. This means your skin might not be able to properly fight off bacteria if your body is deficient in Vitamin E. Uh-oh!
Which foods are high in zinc? Beans, pumpkin seeds, cashews and chickpeas all contain zinc. Time to whip up a zinc boosting hummus! ;)
Best Foods for Acne
Supplements for acne are important, but one shouldn’t underestimate the importance of eating nutrient-dense foods.
High quality, organic supplements can help bridge some nutritional gaps, but having a diverse, nutrient-dense diet whilst supplementing is a sure-fire recipe for success.
Nutrients are complex and work together.
Take Iron and vitamin C, and calcium and vitamin D; these duos have unique, synergistic relationships, meaning without one, the other cannot be absorbed into the body.
It’s true synergy!
So, what foods help clear up acne? As we mentioned above, studies and research suggest eating foods rich in vitamin A, E and zinc are important for acne prevention and possibly treatment. But what about overall skin health?
Here are our top foods for skin health:
- Nuts, seeds
- Leafy greens
- Citrus fruits
- Colorful fruits and veggies
Vitamin C is known to help with overall skin health too.
Fun fact: The antioxidants in Vitamin C are stronger when your body has sufficient access to vitamin E. All about that synergy!
Pssst… looking for more vitamin C to keep your skin glowing, and body supported in times of stress? Our Organic Vitamin C Powder was made for this.
Superfoods for Acne
Superfoods (foods we might not normally eat on the daily) can offer potent amounts of healing compounds that help with skin health.
Take turmeric for example; studies show that curcumin, the active compound in turmeric can actually improve skin conditions including acne.
Turmeric contains many antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds., These compounds can help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in the body, which causes acne., In other words, the rich amounts of health-promoting compounds in turmeric can help keep your skin healthy and might even clear up acne.
So, can acne be caused by inflammation? Yes, acne is considered an inflammatory skin disease.
There is growing evidence to suggest that the antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric are powerful enough to help fight inflammation in the body, which could mean helping your acne clear up.,
That’s why organic matters to us. It means even more health-promoting compounds for you.