Smoothies For Acne: A Healing Recipe

smoothies for acneDid you ever think you could clear up your acne by drinking healthy? It’s true! There are a lot of smoothies for acne that can make a serious difference. Why not try one today and get started with the healing process?

Almost every human on Earth struggles with skin issues, especially with acne. But it’s not only teenagers dealing with puberty who have outbreaks. Many adults continue to struggle with acne through their 20s and 30s. The good news is that a simple smoothie for acne can help make things better. Not just for now, but for the rest of your life!

To start your journey to clear and healthy skin, I highly recommend drinking one anti-acne smoothie per day. The smoothie takes less than 10 minutes to make, it tastes delicious, and it will have a long-lasting effect on the appearance of your skin. Even once your acne is gone, this smoothie can help keep your face fresh.

How Can a Smoothie Cure My Acne?

papaya smoothieYou might be a little confused wondering how drinking a cup of blended fruit every day can cure the big annoying pimples on your face, but trust me, it works. It works because acne is generally caused by having a poor diet. Not only a poor diet but poor health too.

If you eat a lot of greasy food like pizza or cheeseburgers, drink a lot of fizzy drinks, and don’t get a whole lot of exercise (stress and hormonal imbalances also play a part), then you definitely have a higher chance of suffering from acne.

By making a big shift in your diet, you can expect to see drastic results very quickly. It does not take long for your body to start healing once proper vitamins and minerals are in the picture. By crafting a smoothie that is rich in foods that have anti-inflammatory and anti-redness qualities, you will effectively start to heal your acne. Replace the grease with goodness and witness the results!

It should be noted that even if you have a healthy diet already, this anti-acne smoothie can give you an extra boost to help with your skin problems.

The Anti-Acne Smoothie

This is probably the best smoothie you can make for getting rid of any persistent acne. Let’s go through the ingredients, how to make the smoothie, then I will explain in detail how these unique ingredients help with acne.


  • 1 Cup of Papaya
  • 1 Cup of Strawberries (Frozen)
  • 2 Tablespoons of Ginger (Fresh)
  • 1 Tablespoon of Flax Seeds
  • 3 Tablespoons of Hemp Seeds
  • 1 Cup of Water
  • 1/4 Tablespoon of Cinnamon
  • 1/8 Tablespoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Juiced Lime


Step 1: Blend everything in your blender until the texture looks perfectly smooth.

Step 2: Drink your smoothie and watch your acne vanish!

Why the Anti-Acne Smoothie Works

To understand how this smoothie works, we need to look at the individual ingredients.

Papaya & Strawberry: It’s all about the vitamin C. Vitamin C is a huge helper in keeping your skin in perfect condition, not only free of acne but also free of wrinkles.

By drinking enough Vitamin C every day – there is enough in either 1 cup of strawberries or 1 cup of papaya, so you get double with this smoothie – you get in the habit of supporting the production of collagen and the fight against free radicals. Do this for the rest of your life and you can bet on healthy skin forever.

Ginger: Ginger does something a little different. While it is important for your skin to be healthy, ginger works to bring down the swelling of your acne. Ginger has a lot of anti-inflammatory power, which works in the smoothie to reduce the glaring redness of your pimples while reducing their size by lowering the inflammation.

Cinnamon: Cinnamon is great for balancing your blood sugar level, and a well-balanced blood sugar level can help keep blemishes from appearing at all on your face. While the science is not 100% verified, many researchers believe a diet high in glucose, which causes blood sugar levels to spike, has a direct relation to bad acne. Control your blood sugar level, control your acne.

cinnamonHemp Seed: Hemp seeds have taken the world by storm in recent years because of their health benefits in humans and animals, just like flax seeds. These tiny little seeds contain amino acids that our bodies use to keep hair strong, nails hard, and skin healthy. By adding hemp seeds to the smoothie, you are getting an extra boost of amino acids that will help strengthen your skin.

You also get an extra boost of omega 3 fatty acids, which has anti-inflammatory properties to reduce redness and inflammation in your blemishes and pimples much like ginger, only stronger. Hemp seeds are crucial in any anti-acne smoothie.

Flax Seed: Just like hemp seeds, flax seeds are full of omega 3 fatty acids, which have anti-inflammatory properties. With the mixture of flax seeds and hemp seeds, you can be sure that your blemishes are going to shrink and become less red faster than you would have imagined. With the addition of flax seeds, your acne will heal much faster, even if it is raw from being picked.

Alternative Smoothies

Now that you know what it takes to create a delicious smoothie that will help heal your acne, you can use any number of different recipes to make a delicious beverage. For example, if you don’t like strawberries or papaya, try using oranges. Any combination of fruits, vegetables, and seeds that have anti-inflammatory properties, give you lots of vitamin C, and help stabilize your blood sugar, are going to improve your acne.

While the anti-acne smoothie is great to drink once a day, try filling your diet with other foods that are similar. Cut greasy junk from your diet, or at least slow down on unhealthy meals. Drink lots of water and eat lots of good fruits. The key to removing your acne once and for all is always eating healthy.

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Jessica Mason

Jessica is a clinical dietitian who believes in the power of healthy eating for controlling weight. When she is not working with patients, you'll find her coming up with meal and diet plans based on scientific evidence. Jessica likes the outdoors, socializing, and making delicious smoothies.