Best Foods to Fight Hormonal Acne
If you have acne, you are not alone. Acne, especially adult acne, is often referred to as hormonal acne. Our hormones affect so many aspects of our health including our skin! Although acne can be treated with medication whether it be topical or oral, changing up your diet and including a few hormonal acne fighting foods can also help you to clear up your skin!
Maca - The maca plant has exploded in popularity in recent years and it is no wonder why due to its many health benefits. Maca is overall, great for improving your hormones. Traditionally, Maca root was used to enhance fertility and sex drive, and it can also help to increase your energy and stamina and clear your skin. Maca is nativie to Peru and is commonly available in powder form or as a supplement.
Carrots - Including raw carrots in your diet can help to clear your skin and give you that glowing look because raw carrots bind to excess estrogen (which may cause hormonal acne).
Flax seeds and Pumpkin seeds - Flax seeds and pumpkin seeds are amazing to include in your diet during the first half of your cycle because they are both rich in antioxidants.
Sesame seeds and Sunflower seeds - Sesame and sunflower seeds are amazing to include in the second half of the cycle because they are associated with reduced inflammation and may give you that youthful looking skin.
Broccoli sprouts - Broccoli sprouts help to balance estrogen levels within your body, and are important to include in your diet especially during your cycle.
Beans - Chickpeas, black beans, kidney beans and lentils are all great options to help promote progesterone levels.