Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the world and affects almost everybody due to some reason. It starts when the pores in your skin get clogged with oil and dead skin cells. Eating low-glycemic foods made of complex carbohydrates may reduce your risk of developing acne.

Avoid high-glycemic foods that include processed foods, such as:

  • white bread
  • sugary soft drinks
  • cakes
  • doughnuts
  • pastries
  • candies
  • sugary breakfast cereals

Have low glycemic foods, such as:

  • fruits
  • vegetables
  • legumes
  • nuts
  • whole or minimally processed grains

Foods containing the following ingredients are also thought to be beneficial for the skin because they reduce inflammation:

  • the mineral zinc
  • vitamin A and E

Some skin-friendly food choices include:

  • yellow and orange fruits and vegetables such as carrots, apricots, and sweet potatoes
  • spinach and other dark green and leafy vegetables
  • tomatoes
  • blueberries
  • whole-wheat bread
  • brown rice
  • quinoa
  • turkey
  • pumpkin seeds
  • beans, peas, and lentils
  • salmon, mackerel, and other kinds of fatty fish
  • nuts

According to studies if you follow this diet for two weeks you will notice how it helps all those with acne-prone skin.