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All skin conditions start in the gut, therefore, eating well-balanced diet is crucial for great skin; healthy skin tone.

I often see people don’t have any blemishes or rashes but their skin is so dry and dehydrated and lack of lustre. Eating healthy will promote healthy skin, therefore, we are going to talk about what you could do to eat better for your body especially when you have Acne skin condition.

So what to eat when you have Acne problem? Here is what you need to prepare Daily

  1. Protein

  2. Essential Nutrients: vitamins, minerals, antioxidants

  3. Carbohydrates

  4. Green Leafy Vegetables

  5. Essential Fatty Acids

  6. Pre and Probiotics

  7. Water

Protein, animal based protein or vegetarian based protein.

A palm sized protein per meal is crucial. This ensure your essential amino acids level is enough to make protein chains, e.g. collagen, elastin. This is essential for locking water in the skin and prevent Trans-epidermal-Water-Loss; to prevent dehydration.

Essential Nutrients

Cells all need the same thing, either it’s skin or body cells – all vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. You could get these from Vegetables and Fruits. However, during cooking process, most of the vitamins and minerals and especially anti-oxidants will be depleted. Fruits has its own problem; fructose. So I recommend Lifepak from Pharmanex. Individually packed to ensure oxygen don’t get into the tablets easily.


A fist sized plain rice per meal is what I recommended. Or noodles. This is very important in the diet. It acts as a filler so that we don’t get constipation and also is a natural prebiotic in the gut.

Green Leafy Vegetables

A handful of green leafy vegetable per meal is very important. However, broccoli, spinach, cabbage are all as good as a choice.

Essential Fatty Acids

Seabuckthorn oil, Fish oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Olive Oil. Best as supplement to prevent depletion during cooking. As they are very

Pre and Probiotics

Make sure you get the one has test reports that can reach the intestines. Most of the Probiotics will be killed by stomach acids. I recommend Regul8 Maintain or Pharmanex.


Water is crucial to skin health, therefore, customised amount of water is very important. How much water to drink daily?

Your body weight x 40mL = your total water Daily in mL.

The old saying of make sure you drink 8 glasses a day is only partially right. People have bigger built require more water as their body has more cells to feed and they have more wastes to remove from their body. So 50kg person will need 2000mL (2 Litres of water), a 80kg person will need 3.2 Litres of water. This is if they don’t take any diuretics. Bare in mind caffeines in coffee, tea and coke and energy drinks is also diuretics. I recommend filtered water rather than bottled spring water.

Eat three times a day, at regular time and regular portion. No snacking is required.

I hope you found those tips helpful so you can begin to have glowing skin the more you use these tips.

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