In the fight against acnec there are six fruits that are your friends. These fantastic foods provide some of the nutrients your body needs to keep your skin healthy, clear, and glowing each morning when you look into the mirror. Don’t be dependent upon over the counter creams and acne medications, but fight the battle from the inside out by adding these power packed options to your daily diet.

Brazil-NutsBrazil Nuts – Okay, these are not “technically” nuts at all, but are the seeds found inside the fruit of the Brazil Nut tree. These trees can grow to be over 160 feet tall, and over five feet in diameter, and they can live for as long as 1,000 years! Native to the South American rain forests it should come as no surprise that these amazing nuts pack a punch when it comes to nutrients. They are extremely rich in Selenium, a mineral that helps block the excessive production of Sebum, the oily substance in your skin that can lead to clogged pores that result in acne. While not quite a fruit, these seeds are too powerful to leave off of this list.

WalnutsWalnuts – Unlike Brazil Nuts, these are actually nuts, and these nuts are packed full of omega-3 fatty acids, which means that in addition to being delicious sprinkled on your yogurt, cereal, or salad, they will could help to clear up your skin faster.

CantaloupeCantaloupe – Who doesn’t like a good melon? Slice one of these in half and it even makes its own bowl! Grab a spoon and dig in to this delicious orange delight and fill your body with some powerful Beta Carotene. This will help to fight inflammation, a major factor in those break outs you are trying to avoid.

OrangesOranges – This delicious, convenient fruit is the poster child for vitamin C, and while vitamin C may not fight acne directly, it helps in the production of collagen and elastin, both of which help to keep the skin strong and stretchy! That means that vitamin C can help prevent the scarring that can result from outbreaks of acne, and will keep your skin looking younger and healthier.

PapayaPapaya – Packed with vitamin E, this tropical fruit is packed with antioxidants that help to prevent the oxidation of Sebum, that pesky perpetrator of pimple production. There are a variety of ways to eat this wonderful fruit; try it grilled at your next barbeque, or put it on a stick and freeze it for a papaya popsicle! How’s that for a cool idea?

PomegranatesPomegranates – In Greek mythology, the pomegranate was known as “the fruit of the dead” and eating it can help you wipe out acne! Pomegranates are filled with Zinc a mineral that can kill the bacteria that cause acne; additionally, it can help to fight the inflammation caused by bacteria, possibly reducing the severity of a break out, so slice one open and enjoy the sweet taste of victory.