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Acne-Busting Foods That'll Give You Clear Skin (Including Dark Chocolate)

04/03/2016 16:40 GMT | Updated 04/03/2016 16:59 GMT

Spots getting you down? Sadly genetics can play a huge part in whether your skin is clear or spotty.

Thankfully, if you're in the latter camp, there are a whole host of foods you can eat which help combat bad skin.

Angeli Kakade from Buzz60 says foods rich in vitamin C and zinc can help ward off zits. Here are some of them:

Avocados

avocado

The creamy fruit is not only delicious, but it's also packed with vitamins C and E - both great for skin health.

Broccoli

broccoli

Those delightful green veggies are brilliant for fighting acne, according to experts. This is because it's loaded with vitamin A, B complex, C, E and K. All which help to make your skin look purdy and glowing.

Figs

figs

Figs are rich in magnesium, which is essential for balancing acne-inducing hormones.

Oats

oatmeal

Oats are also rich in magnesium, meaning your skin will thank you for it.

Brown Rice

brown rice

Another magnesium-packed foodstuff.

Salmon

salmon

The fish contains all of the right fats including omega 3 and fatty acids which help to keep inflammation down.

Oysters

oysters

These bad boys are loaded with zinc, a mineral which has been known to reduce the effects of acne.

Roasted pumpkin seeds

roasted pumpkin seeds

A great way for vegetarians to get their zinc fix.

Dark chocolate

dark chocolate

It's rich in zinc and tastes flipping great. Need we say more?

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