Are you looking for a quick, easy way to reduce acne and improve skin health? Then look no further than your spice cabinet!
Spices aren’t just for flavoring food, they hold acne fighting power too! Adding more spices into your life may reduce the acne breakouts and improve skin clarity. They accomplish this with their anti-inflammatory and healing properties.
Here are the spices:
Cinnamon is great for reducing blood sugar and insulin levels. High level of blood sugar and insulin will promote acne breakouts by increasing oil production and cell turnover which leads to clogged pores. Adding cinnamon into your daily diet could result in less oily and clearer skin.
Cumin helps skin a couple ways. It’s loaded with vitamin E which is essential for healthy skin and it contains anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which help eliminate acne. Adding cumin to your diet may help keep skin clear and as an added bonus it helps with premature aging.
Chamomile has amazing anti-inflammatory and calming properties which reduces redness and swelling. Not only does it reduce inflammation, but it speeds up healing and clears the infection. Adding a cup of chamomile tea to your day may help rid your skin of those pesky cystic acne bumps.
Nutmeg is an anti-acne powerhouse! It has antiviral and antibacterial properties which may help reduce inflammation and infection. It also can help with reducing post acne marks and assisting in exfoliation. Adding nutmeg to your diet may help you reduce inflammation and clogged pores.
Ginger is filled with anti-inflammatory compounds and anti-aging antioxidants. It has been used for years in Chinese and Indian medicine to treat arthritis (an inflammatory disease). It prevents acne by lowering blood sugar (like cinnamon) and reducing oil production. Add ginger to your diet to improve skin tone and fight acne.
Turmeric is an effective anti-inflammatory agent. It has been shown to reduce inflammation and decrease acne bacteria. It has properties that speed up the healing process and reduces clogged pores. It does this be reducing skin cell growth and the amount of oil produced. Adding turmeric to your diet could lead to less breakouts and inflammation.
How to Add Them to Your Day
Incorporating spices into your diet may seem challenging, so I came up with an easy plan to get more spices in our life.
- Start your day with ginger and lemon water – Soak ¼ t of minced ginger root in warm water for 10 minutes and then squirt with lemon juice
- Add cinnamon and nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice (no sugar) to your morning coffee or breakfast
- Eat a leafy green salad for lunch or dinner with a dressing of lemon, olive oil and acne fighting spices such as turmeric and cumin or a combination spice such as Hot Madras Curry Powder
- End you day with a cup of chamomile tea before bed
There you have it. An easy-peasy way to get more acne fighting spices in your life!
There are many more spices that offer amazing skin benefits. What is your favorite skin spice and why? Please share with me; I would love to know! Thanks!