Best Foods for Acne Treatment


An acne condition is caused by a blocked follicle, which connects oil-producing glands to pores on the skin.


Food groups to consume in acne:

1. Foods with Vitamin A: It aids in preserving the skin texture

Foods to consume: Carrots, papaya, spinach, parsley, tomatoes, watermelons, & apricots

2. Vitamin E and antioxidants: They help to protect the skin from

Foods to consume: Peanuts, walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, vegetable oils & wheat germ

3. Vitamin C: It assists in flushing out body toxins

Foods to consume: Oranges, lemons, guava, kiwi, sweet lime & Indian gooseberry

4. Zinc: It helps to boost the immune system

Foods to consume: Nuts, whole grains & mushrooms


Recipes based on the above food groups:

Recipe 1: Papaya smoothie

1. Peel & de-seed about 1/3rd a papaya
2. Put this in a grinder to make a fine puree
3. Pour this puree in a bowl
4. Add 1 cup orange juice to it
5. Add 1 tsp honey
6. Now blend them well
7. Pour this in a glass
8. Put in a few ice cubes & its ready to serve

Recipe 2: Salad

1. Boil 2 tbsp of corn kernels for 15-20 mins
2. While this is happening, cut 8-10 cherry tomatoes into half
3. Also, tear small pieces of 2-3 ice berg lettuce leaves
4. Peel & chop ½ a cucumber it into small pieces
5. Once the corn is boiled, strain the water
6. Mix all these ingredients in a bowl
7. Add 1 tsp olive oil to this mixture
8. Add salt and pepper to taste
9. Add 1 tsp lemon juice
10. Mix well and your salad is ready to serve

This salad is great to have with your meal



• Avoid alcohol consumption
• Avoid too much exposure to harsh sun
• Refrain from fried and sugary foods
• Do not keep touching the acne
• Wash your face regularly
Drink at least 35 ml/per kg of body weight of water daily


The above recipes have been developed in consultation with a nutritionist. However, these are not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of a trained health professional. All matters regarding your health require medical supervision. Consult your physician before adopting the suggestions in this video, as well as about any condition that may require diagnosis or medical attention.