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Staying attentive to what we put in our bodies can benefit us in more ways than just managing a healthy weight. A food diary can help both you and your aesthetician pinpoint what may be causing acne flare ups in the first place. For instance, foods like sugar, iodized table salt, dairy, and soy are typically referred to as acnegenic foods.  Avoiding these among several others can benefit your skin in the long run.  On the contrary, consuming certain foods regularly can actually boost your skin’s fight against acne. 

Here’s a list of Innovative MedSpa’s top 5 recommended foods to incorporate into your Clear Skin Diet:

Vitamin A

Foods that are high in Vitamin A help to curb the production of sebum. Producing too much sebum can cause clogged pores, leading to pimples, whiteheads, and other forms of acne. Green Tea and certain leafy greens such as kale and spinach are good sources of Vitamin A. 


Foods that are high in zinc are crucial to a clear skin diet. A small study has found that participants with acne were more likely to be zinc-deficient, as opposed to those without. Increasing your intake of foods like rock oysters, beef, almonds, whole grains, pumpkin seeds and more is highly recommended to help balance your zinc levels. 


Studies have shown that a diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce acne. Vegetables such as broccoli, avocados, and brussel sprouts are an excellent source of Omega-3s.


Fruits that are high on Glycemic Index (GI), such as raisins and prunes, are said to be harmful to acne-prone skin. Glycemic Index is the system utilized to rank foods on how quickly the body converts them to sugars. Consuming fruits that are also high in Omega-3 is recommended. That include berries, mangoes, pomegranates, papaya, black cherries, grapes and acai. 

Avocado Oil

Avocado oil possesses incredible anti-inflammatory effects that may reduce the risk of acne, as opposed to vegetable oil which can actually worsen acne. 

The PCA Skin Revitalizing Mask contains both papaya and green tea extracts, making it the perfect exfoliating mask for acne-prone skin. Add a mask to your facial service and  mention code: CLEAR1253 & receive 15% off! 

*Discount is only applicable towards the add-on service.*

*Applicable at all 3 Innovative MedSpa locations.*

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