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Foods That Get Rid of Pimples Quickly

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Skyler White is an avid writer and anthropologist who has written for numerous publications. As a writing professional since 2005, White's areas of interests include lifestyle, business, medicine, forensics, animals and green living. She has a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology from San Francisco State University and a Master of Science in forensic science from Pace University.
Foods That Get Rid of Pimples Quickly
Blueberries contain the powerful antioxidant vitamin C, helpful in eliminating pimples. Photo Credit blueberries image by Horticulture from <a href='http://www.fotolia.com'>Fotolia.com</a>

Although the development of acne has much to do with genetics, diet also affects this common skin disease as a result of nutrient deficiencies and improper digestion, asserts the Acne Resource Center. Eating foods high in fat, characteristic of western diets actually propagates unsightly blemishes and lesions. Regularly eating foods that contain acne-preventing components may assist in treating acne flare-ups for smoother, clearer skin. You should always consult a medical professional before beginning a new diet.

Arugula, Chard and Dandelion Greens

Dark green leafy vegetables are essential in regulating metabolism and digestion, reports the Center for Young Women’s Health. The high content of insoluble and soluble fibers helps to eliminate toxins and waste that build up in the body. Toxins can adhere to the intestinal walls, clogging pathways causing constipation and other retention conditions. In addition, toxins not properly removed from the body end up released through the skin causing pimples. Arugula, chard and dandelion greens contain insoluble fiber, which the body cannot digest due to its mostly cellulose structure. It moves quickly through the digestive tract releasing lingering toxins and preventing expulsion through the skin.Dark green leafy vegetables are essential in regulating metabolism and digestion, reports the Center for Young Women’s Health.



The high content of insoluble and soluble fibers helps to eliminate toxins and waste that build up in the body. Toxins can adhere to the intestinal walls, clogging pathways causing constipation and other retention conditions. In addition, toxins not properly removed from the body end up released through the skin causing pimples. Arugula, chard and dandelion greens contain insoluble fiber, which the body cannot digest due to its mostly cellulose structure. It moves quickly through the digestive tract releasing lingering toxins and preventing expulsion through the skin.

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Blueberries, Strawberries and Oranges

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant instrumental in maintaining healthy skin. The antioxidant properties prevent damage associated with free radicals. The free compounds steal electrons from healthy skin tissue, for example, causing premature aging and susceptibility to increased breakouts, states the National Institutes of Health. Blueberries, strawberries and oranges are effective sources of vitamin C, which helps to reduce inflammation, redness and swelling associated with acne. Vitamin C is also fundamental in the production of collagen, the compound needed to repair skin that’s affected by acne.

Salmon

The Healthy Skin Care website states that salmon contains essential amounts of omega-3 fatty acids conducive in healthy skin. These oils help to quickly reduce clogged pores that cause pimples while reducing inflammatory agents produced by the body. This in turn decreases instances of dryness while increasing elasticity. In addition to quelling flare-ups, salmon helps strengthen the cell’s structure to keep it hydrated and plump, giving skin a healthy, glowing appearance. If you’re not a fan of salmon, consider eating fresh tuna or sardines for a omega-3 fatty acid source.

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