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It can be tough to
eat right for your acne-prone skin around the holidays, especially if
you're surrounded by family recipes that aren't exactly acne-friendly.
The best solution for you and your skin is to prepare a few dishes that
are acne-friendly and that everyone can enjoy. Here are some
acne-friendly recipes to get you started:
Choose one of the following meats that are great for acne-prone skin. Always look for wild-caught when it comes to fish.
Broil any of the above with garlic, fresh dill and some olive oil.
Or try this scrumptious salmon kebob (if you don't like fish, chicken also works great):
grill or turn on the oven broiler. If using bamboo skewers, soak in
warm water for 15 minutes. Pat salmon dry and cut into 8 cubes. Cut
pepper into 3/4-inch-thick squares (if using zucchini, they will become
rounds of course). In a bowl, stir together the wine, oil, dill and
garlic. Add the salmon, pepper (or zucchini), and tomatoes; make sure
the marinade coats all the ingredients. Leave to sit in room temperature
for 15-20 minutes. Put the salmon, pepper and tomatoes onto the
skewers. Sprinkle with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Grill kebabs
on an oiled rack or broil under preheated broiler, turning kebabs until
salmon is just cooked through but not overcooked. It should take about 6
to 8 minutes.
some fresh, organic greens: try romaine lettuce and spinach. Throw in
some organic tomatoes, cucumbers and shredded carrots. Then top with
peach or mango salsa, or a raspberry vinaigrette.
If you have acne prone skin, certain sugars should be avoided.
But pumpkin is great for acne-prone skin, and if you adjust your
pumpkin pie recipe, it can still be good for you. Use organic coconut
palm sugar rather than table sugar. Its glycemic index is half of sugar,
and it's more nutritious, especially since it retains many vitamins and
minerals. It's also high in amino acids, which is great for the skin.
That said, all sugar must be eaten in moderation. Simply make a point to reach for "good" sugar when you have to use it.
With a Promise of Clear Skin,