It's no secret that eating a healthy diet and drinking two litres of water a day can work wonders on the T-zone, but knowing which foods to combine with your daily dose of H2O can be baffling in itself. Clear skin is as much about lifestyle as it is genetics, so if you want a blackhead treatment that lasts forever, try and incorporate these foods into your diet.

1. Pomegranates for blackhead treatment?

Pomegranates have very little fruit inside their dark red and frankly strange-looking skin. However, the sweet seeds inside are crammed with nutrients. Now considered a super fruit, the pomegranate contains Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Vitamin A. Vitamin C encourages the body to produce collagen essential for skin elasticity and suppleness. Vitamin C also regulates the body's production of sebum, the oily substance which causes spots. Vitamin E and Vitamin A help renew and replenish skin cells and lock in moisture. Pomegranates are also high in flavonoids, which have excellent anti-inflammatory properties. This makes it ideal for people who suffer from acne, or other skin conditions. Needless to say, pomegranates are one of the best foods for blackhead removal.


2. Eat fish for smooth, clear skin

Fish is high in protein, packed with Vitamin E, zinc and contains Omega 3, which acts like an internal moisturiser for your skin and prevents spots and acne breakouts. This combination helps the skin repair itself and keeps it supple and glowing, and opens up pores. If you have scars from blackheads or want smoother skin, make sure you eat salmon, tuna, shellfish or mackerel a few times a week.


3. Sweet potatoes for balanced and nourished skin

Sweet potatoes are a rich source of beta-carotene, which the body converts into Vitamin A. This is essential for healthy skin. It also contains Vitamin C and E. This trio of antioxidants are essential for good skin health. As such, it has been dubbed a beauty food.


4. Green tea is an amazing antioxidant

In numerous clinical studies, green tea has performed very well. It's an excellent antioxidant and brilliant at flushing toxins out of the body. Aside from water, it is one of the best drinks you can have. It cleanses and hydrates the skin and opens the pores, and, as blocked pores can cause spots, it is a perfect blackhead treatment too.


5. Cucumber for nourishing and hydrating skin

Cucumber is very high in water and also contains vitamin K and C, both of which are very good for the skin and blackheads.

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