Treat Acne by Adding 5 Skin Cleansing Shakes to Your Diet

You must adopt a diet that's low in sugar, and ultra-processed and junk foods for a healthier beautiful skin.
Treat Acne by Adding 5 Skin Cleansing Shakes to Your Diet
Karla Henríquez

Reviewed and approved by the doctor Karla Henríquez.

Last update: 09 October, 2022

Some cleansing shakes have nutrients and properties that are good for your body and can improve overall health. Good health means beautiful skin. Continue reading to find out more about these delicious beverages.

When you do not moisturize properly and also have a poor diet, your skin suffers considerably. It looks dull, has a greater tendency to have blemishes and acne breakouts, and also looks withered and a few years older than you are. All this translates into an aesthetic problem.

To prevent (or combat) all this, the ideal is to maintain a set of good lifestyle habits, along with a beauty routine according to your skin type. To achieve this, you can consult your doctor and dermatologist.

Additionally, you can incorporate some detoxifying shakes to your diet ─like the ones we are going to tell you about below─ that will not only help you hydrate well, but will also help you avoid the consumption of industrial drinks, which only provide you with calories and sugar, the latter being an enemy of your skin and freshness.

Treat acne by adding 5 skin cleansing shakes to your diet

1. Cantaloupe-coconut water

A quartered cantaloupe.

Melon is a detoxifying fruit that helps remove toxins from your blood. Thus, it helps get rid of acne.

Add it to the minerals in coconut water and you get a refreshing smoothie that’s perfect for keeping your skin healthy and young.


  • 3 slices of melon
  • 1 cup of coconut water (200 ml)


  • Cut the melon up and process it in a blender along with the coconut water.

How to consume

  • Have the smoothie first thing in the morning for at least 7 days straight.
  • Repeat every 3 weeks.

2. Apple-dandelion-beet

High in antioxidants and fiber, this detox smoothie is a great way to cleanse your blood and help with acne.

The ingredients act as anti-inflammatory and diuretic agents, stimulating your circulation and keeping your skin nourished and young.


  • A red apple
  • 1 tablespoon of dandelion (10 g)
  • 1 cup of water (200 ml)
  • 1/2 beet


  • Make dandelion tea with the cup of water.
  • Once chilled, process it along with the apple (previously peeled) and the beet.
  • Make sure all lumps are gone and it is well-mixed.

How to consume:

  • Drink the smoothie first thing in the morning for 7 to 10 days in a row.
  • Repeat once a month.

3. Kiwi-cranberry-blackberry cleansing shakes

A couple kiwis on a board.


Bringing together multiple antioxidant-rich ingredients, this smoothie is an excellent way to fight acne from the inside out.

It helps remove toxins that affect your skin while enhancing cellular oxygenation.


  • 3 kiwis
  • 5 blueberries
  • 5 raspberries
  • 1 cup of water (200 ml)


  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender and process until well-mixed.

How to consume

  • Have the smoothie first thing in the morning for 2 or 3 days straight.
  • Repeat every 3 months.

4. Watermelon-green apple cleansing shakes

This refreshing watermelon apple smoothie will give your skin a boost of antioxidants and fiber and promote its detoxification.

It’s perfect for lowering excessive oil production and shrinking your pores.


  • 3 slices of watermelon
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 cup of water (200 ml)


  • Cut the watermelon and green apple up.
  • Then, process in a blender along with the water.

How to consume

  • Drink the smoothie first thing in the morning at least 3 times a week.

5. Pineapple-strawberry-spinach cleansing shakes

Two spinach shakes and bananas.


Low in calories and high in antioxidants, this natural smoothie is a great way to treat acne.

It lowers any excessive oil production. Plus, since it removes toxins, it also improves your circulation and your body’s cellular oxygenation processes.


  • 3 slices of pineapple
  • 6 ripe strawberriese
  • 4 spinach leaves
  • 1 cup of water (200 ml)


  • Cut the ingredients into smaller pieces and add them to a blender along with the water.
  • Process on high speed until well-mixed.

How to consume

  • Have the smoothie first thing in the morning or with breakfast.
  • Repeat 3 times a week.

Enjoy cleansing shakes as part of a proper diet

To fight acne you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Although the detoxifying shakes presented here can help you if you integrate them in moderation to a balanced diet, low in sugars, junk food and ultra-processed food, keep in mind that they alone will not completely eliminate acne overnight.

So, always maintain good lifestyle habits and follow your dermatologist’s recommendations to keep your skin looking healthy and beautiful.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.