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Unknown to many, there are several factors that come into play when dealing with skin problems such as acne. There are actually a number of causes, which includes puberty, hereditary factors, hormonal imbalances and one of the most important things is the food intake of a person. Although there are some skin experts who resolutely claim that the persons diet does not directly contribute to his/her skin condition, studies have shown that it actually plays a very big role. The adage ‘you are what you eat’ certainly holds true, it shows in your skin!

Acne and other skin problems apparently have a direct relationship with the individual’s nutrition. There have been researches conducted that certain food groups can trigger acne, such as saturated fats commonly found in animal products, gluten and dairy.

Detoxification is also a very effective way of eliminating break outs, since the accumulation of toxins in the body can certainly wreak havoc to the person’s skin.

The best detox diet for acne would include higher intakes of protein, that have proven to considerably assist in preventing acne breakouts. If you are meat free, try proteins such as lentils and beans and tofu. This is mainly due to the fact that protein in the body inhibits the products of certain types on enzymes that activate the overproduction of oil and thereby causes clogging of pores. In fact, limiting the meat protein may well be a good idea overall. Avoid dairy, gluten and foods with a high glycemic load and index.

Other things in the diet for acne would also include cleansing food, since flushing out the toxin in the body could significantly reduce a number of skin problems. Such as leafy greens like spinach and kale. Acids fruits, such as grapes and citrus are also primary components that make up a detox diet for acne, and in any other detoxification programs for that matter.  Oily fish, navy beans, mustard seeds, wild rice, nuts such as walnuts and almonds and flaxseeds often get recommended to include for healthy skin.

However, some people may suffer some adverse effects of a detox diet, albeit for a very short period of time. Even the very best detox diet for acne can potentially set off a fresh new breakout of acne lesions. However, instead of discontinuing the diet program, individuals are actually advised to continue on since this is only an anticipated reaction of the body, and acne can be expected to clear out in no time. After all you want those toxins out not in don’t you?

Nonetheless, regular detoxification will simply not suffice in eradicating acne for good, since it can only provide temporary cleansing of the body system.

A complete nutritional plan is needed to complement the detox diet and would serve as the long-term cure for acne and other skin problems.  Also finding out if you have any food sensitivities can be very helpful. Check out our Food Sensitivity Test Here

By cultivating a better attitude towards food and becoming more aware and cautious with the choices of food intake, one can significantly improve not just the skin but the overall health and wellness of the body.



Certified Clinical Master Herbalist (C.C.M.H)
Certified Aromatherapist (C.A.)
Naturopath (N.D.)
Certified Auriculotherapist
Nutritional Therapist (N.T.P.)
Certified Nutrition Specialist (C.N.S.)
Licensed Cosmetologist

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Angela Serritella

I am the owner of Beauty from Inside & Out. I have over 27 years in the beauty industry and 20 years in the holistic nutrition field.

I furthered my education beyond the beauty industry over 20 years ago and fell in love with natural remedies  such as herbal, aromatherapy, and the nutrition field.

I furthered my education by receiving my certifications as a Clinical Herbalist and Aromatherapist and also received my degrees as a Naturopath, Certified Nutritionist and Nutritional therapist.  This is where my journey started.

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