By Khushi Pal
Published Feb 21, 2024

Hindustan Times

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5 foods to manage oily skin and prevent pimples

Oily skin can cause acne and pimples. Your diet can play a significant role in maintaining natural oil production and producing clear skin. Here are 5 foods to help prevent pimples if you have oily skin. 

Citrus fruits 

Citrus fruits such as oranges, tangerines, lemons or grapefruits are rich in vitamin C and anti-inflammatory properties, which help detoxify the body and flush out excess oil. 


Cucumber has a high water content, which helps cleanse the skin and remove toxins. It helps hydrate the skin and prevents oil accumulation. 


Broccoli contains vitamins A and C and antioxidants that help prevent excess oil production.

Dark chocolate 

Dark chocolates are packed with flavonoids, zinc, magnesium and copper which help prevent acne inflammation and control excess oil.

Lentils and pulses 

Lentils and pulses are highly nutritious and help maintain the level of sebum production and promote clear skin.