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Anti-Acne Salad Recipes

Are you looking for inspiring salad recipes that are particularly beneficial for people who are prone to acne breakouts? Look below for inspiration! In this section, you can explore a bunch of anti-acne salad recipes that combine foods that store whopping amounts of anti-acne nutrients such as zinc, vitamin A, chromium and vitamin E.

But before you unleash the chef in you and explore the salad recipes below, make sure you are already familiar with the section 7 Diet Tips for Acne-Free Skin as well as the section Best Foods for Getting Rid of Acne.

Chicken and Apple Salad

This recipe pairs chicken with crunchy apples and lush grapes to create a wonderful culinary sensation. But the benefits of this salad are not purely culinary; it is also packed with nutrients and minerals that help prevent acne breakouts. The apples in this salad are thought to be particularly effective at controlling acne due to their high concentration of pectin. Pectin is a type of dietary fiber that absorbs toxins and pushes them through the colon.

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Romaine and Smoked Salmon Salad

Lettuce is a low calorie food that can be used as a basis for delectable anti-acne salads. But iceberg lettuce is not the only type of lettuce that makes delectable salads! This anti-acne salad, for example, uses romaine lettuce to create a dish that is chock-full of chromium, a mineral that has been shown to control the sebaceous glands that produce sebum. The radishes in this wonderful salad promote circulation, ensuring that the necessary anti-acne nutrients are delivered to all cells of the body and that waste and toxins are removed efficiently. Also carrots have detoxifying properties.

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Upgrade Your Salad-Making Tools!

Toss out that old plastic bottle and invest in an elegant salad dressing shaker made of high-quality glass! Don't know which one to pick? Try Trudeau's wonderfully-designed vinaigrette mixing bottle – it has a large spout opening, dripless design, and three mouthwatering recipes printed on it for easy reference.

Do you live in the UK? Typhoon manufactures a similar glass shaker which is available from

Carrot Fennel Cucumber Salad

Provided that you're not allergic to lemon juice, this summer-inspired salad works like magic to soothe the soul—and acne-prone skin. The acne alleviating properties of this refreshing salad are largely due to the high concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids, beta-carotene, and vitamin E contained in this salad.

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Beet and Carrot Salad with Ginger

This recipe pairs beets with carrots to create a nutritious anti-acne salad that is packed with fiber and vitamins—while being low in calories. This salad is a particularly good source of beta-carotene, a nutrient that the body can convert into vitamin A. Vitamin A has been shown to exert positive effects on acne sufferers, probably due to its ability to affect the inflammatory aspects of acne. What's more, carrots and beets are believed to have detoxifying properties and to enhance the immune system which allows the body to fight and recover from acne.

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Want More Recipes?

For more recipes that can help you maintain a radiant, blemish-free skin, go to the main recipe directory of's Guide to Acne-Free Skin.