There’s a great myth cutting a path like wildfire through the acne-clearing community: the myth that if you want clear skin, you have to remove everything pleasurable from your life. You have to remove sugary cakes and chocolate, because sugar skyrockets inflammation.
There’s countless reports in the media these days about superfoods, but some of the most medicinally powerful foods are easily available from grocery stores everywhere.
Consider the common onion. Its medicinal powers stretch back through the ages. It’s been confirmed that humans were eating onions 7000 years ago, since old preserved onions have been found in human settlements from 5000BC alongside stones from figs and dates.
If you’re only just getting into curing acne naturally, then one fact to understand is that the cures for acne are far more commonplace than you may realise.
Your dermatologist might talk about benzoyl peroxide, moisturisers, and antibiotics like there’s no tomorrow, but the best weapons for strengthening your skin may be sitting on your shelf right now: namely, everyday fruits and vegetables.
If there’s one food group I could make every acne patient suddenly develop an irresistible taste for, it would easily be fruits and vegetables, closely followed by herbs and spices. Nutritious plant foods like broccoli and kale are an especially great opportunity for clearing acne because most Westerners eat so few of them.
Over the last few years, several plants or natural foods that have previously existed for millions of years have entered the limelight as “superfoods”, foods with extreme nutritional strength that everybody should eat.