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Oily Skin, What to Eat?

To help control the oily skin, the diet should be rich in nutrients such as vitamins A, C and e, which are powerful antioxidants and which also act on balancing the production of sebum by the sebaceous glands.

These nutrients are found in foods such as carrots, orange and papaya, but it is also necessary to remove from the menu the foods that are bad for the skin, such as chocolate and white flour.

What to eat

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is an essential nutrient to maintain the health of skin, nails and hair, being the main nutrient in the prevention of acne. It is present in foods oranges and yellows, such as carrots, papaya, mango, tomatoes, liver and egg yolk. See the full list of foods rich in vitamin The.


A diet low in zinc stimulates the appearance of acne, especially acne with pus, and enough inflammation, being necessary to increase the consumption of foods like pumpkin seeds, meats, peanuts and almonds.

Vitamins C and e

Are powerful antioxidants that slow the aging of skin and accelerate the healing process, and can be found in foods such as orange, pineapple, tangerine, lemon, avocado, nuts, egg.

Whole grains

Because they have a low glycemic index, wholegrain cereals such as brown rice, wholemeal bread and wheat pasta help control the sugar levels in the blood, which favors a lower production of hormones which stimulate the production of sebum in the skin.


The omega-3 is a fat be anti-inflammatory which is present in foods such as chia, flaxseed, sardines, tuna, salmon, nuts, olive oil and avocado, assisting in the healing of acne and in the prevention of the emergence of new inflammation in the skin.

What not to eat

The foods that should be avoided are mostly those high in sugar, white flour and bad fats, such as:

  • Sugar: sweets in general, soft drinks, industrialized juices, chocolate powder;
  • White flour: white bread, cakes, biscuits, bakery products;
  • Refined vegetable oils, like soy oil, corn and sunflower;
  • Milk and dairy products, especially skimmed, for encouraging the increase and worsening of the acne;
  • Food rich in iodine, such as seafood, fish of the sea and beer.

Foods rich in flour and sugar should be avoided because they are typically foods with a high glycemic index, which stimulates the production of hormones such as insulin and IGF-1, which increase the oiliness of the skin and stimulate weight gain. See a complete table with the glycemic index of the food.

To have a beautiful skin, many also it is necessary to do cosmetic procedures and the use of skin products, so know what are the appropriate treatments for each type of acne.

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