Perezitos's nutrition expert Margaux has some incredible nutrition tips for teens (and adults!) that will help clear their skin in no time.
PLUS! She has an amaaaaAAAAAaaazing recipe for a strawberry acne mask that you're gonna love!
Here's what Margaux has to say:
Do you suffer from acne? Are all of your expensive cleansers and face washes just not cutting it?
Zinc, vitamins C, E, and B vitamins are important for maintaining healthy skin free from acne. Try incorporating avocados, Brazil nuts, spinach, watercress, and oats into your diet. Avoid foods that are full of refined sugars and increase the amount of fiber in your daily diet from fresh vegetables and fruits. Try including fiber rich foods in your diet including apples, artichokes, grapefruits, whole-grains, and raw nuts.
In addition to fiber, eat foods that are loaded with free-radical busting antioxidants such as blueberries, pomegranates, and sweet potatoes. Reduce foods that can clog your pores such as red meat, dairy, fried foods, and processed foods. This promotes good digestive health and clear skin.
Be sure that you are drinking plenty of water during the day because this is important for helping flush toxins out of our body and keeping our skin hydrated. To remind yourself to drink water, get yourself a bottle to keep with you during the day. My favorite water bottles are from Camelbak because they are BPA-free and they filter the water as you drink it.
If you need a little extra help with clearing your skin, try this Strawberry Acne Mask from one of my favorite books, Natural Beauty at Home by Janice Cox.
Strawberry Acne Mask
§ 1/2 C fresh strawberries
§ 1 egg white
§ 2 tsp honey
Mis together all ingredients until smooth, using a blender or a fork. Spread over your face and neck and let sit for 20 minutes. Rinse with cool water and pat your skin dry.
For more of her tips, click HERE!
And for nutrition tips and recipes exclusively for teens, visit Margaux Jean's website Authentic Self Wellness GIRL and follow her on Twitter @MargauxRathbun.
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