Diet and nutrition : If your skin is acne prone , then make sure that your diet contains plenty of vitamin A, beta carotene , poly-unsaturated fats, vitamin C & water . Beta carotene is found in dark green or orange vegetables such a spinach. And carrots and in orange colored fruits , including mangoes and apricots. Make a mess with a dollop of pink and a pint of white , green or orange and you have what you need to treat skin problems.

Health cocktails To clear Zits :
· To make a tangy drink packed with vitamin C , squeeze the juice of a lemon and add chilled water to it.
· Liquidize a cup of orange segments with half a cup of raspberries and drink up to refresh the skin.
· Get your doze of vitamins A & C in a blend of five carrots and a cupful of pomegranate seeds ; it helps cleanse body too.
· Make a blend with a cup of watermelon pieces and a few grapes. Strain, chill and say cheers to a glowing , blemish free skin.
Foods to combat Acne :
· The cool crisp cucumber belongs to the family of the pumpkin, watermelon & courgette. Its exceptionally high water content is what makes it stand out amongst all. Go and munch on cucumber and tomato salad. And a make a meal out of sandwiches and soup to stay skin happy.
· Lettuce and watermelon as well improves the skin quality as they remove the toxins.
· Vitamin C of oranges helps make collagen , an essential for good skin.
· The sweet juicy papaya is not only extremely nutritious, but also contains papain, which is a skin softener. So go and sink your teeth into one.
· The orange–fleshed cantaloupe melon is a good source of beta carotene & vitamin C, both of which are anti-oxidants ,& prevents the formation of zits. A watermelon may contain lesser vitamin C but then the high water content stimulates the kidneys to work efficiently and thereby flush the system.
· Get rid of blackheads and whiteheads by replenishing the body’s MSM (Methyl Sulphonyl Mehane ) with a supplement. As for zinc yoghurt and skimmed milk can supply it in small amounts.

Cleansing : A necessary step to control acne is to keep skin clean using gentle cleansers. Excessive washing may actually precipitate acne. But there are cleansers that do not strip the skin of its natural moisture. A few tried and tested recipes have been mentioned as under.
· Mix a tablespoon of multani mitti (fuller’s earth) with two tablespoons of freshly squeezed orange juice . Apply on the face and rinse off when dry. This will rinse the skin of all grime and leave it shine free.
· Dip a washcloth in a mixture of yoghurt and watermelon puree. Place the cloth on your face for five minutes before rinsing off with warm water. Skin feels good and smell gorgeous too.
· Grate half a beetroot and mix it with the pulp of a melon. Add a teaspoon of lemon juice to it. Apply on the face and let it sit for a few minutes before washing it off. You will decipher a squeaky clean skin.
Toning : Some recipes to tone the skin without harming the ph level are as under.
· Mix a tablespoon of rose water with a teaspoon of lemon juice. Wet a cotton ball in it and gently dab the face with it to remove the grease and restore the skin’s natural acid alkaline balance.
· Dip a washcloth in fresh mint juice and place it on your face for a while. Rinse off with tap water. You’ll forget your daily cup of coffee, you have just got the natural alternative to wake up your skin.

· To tighten the skin and close the pores, apply the mixture of a beaten egg white and a tablespoon of cucumber juice . Wash off when dry. This treats skin to a professional facial in the comfort of your bathroom.

Moisturising :
Dish out speciality skin food to load up acne prone and zitsy skin with moisture . The way to dewy and supple menu and not the greasy and flaky one , is not in being a gourmand. Pack some skin punch with these moisturizing face packs.
· Mix a few smashed strawberries with half a cup of soaked oatmeal in a bowl. Apply the paste on the face and leave on for five minutes. Rinse with cool water.Scoop the flesh of a slice of papaya and mix it with half a cup of pumpkin puree. Apply the pack on the face and leave on for ten minutes before rinsing off. Pumpkin is packed with skin purifying enzymes that heal blemishes and control breakouts.

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