What I Eat To Heal Acne Fast! Because sometimes zit happens, you wake up to an angry inflamed acne breakout wreaking havoc on your skin, maybe it's even the painful deep cystic type of acne... and nobody needs that cramping their style and threatening to leave scar damage in it's wake. The absolute fastest way I've found to pull the plug on acne is through a healing anti-inflammatory diet, think of whole foods bursting with color and rich in antioxidants! Avoid any trigger foods (if you have food sensitivities), processed food and drink plenty of water. At the first signs of an acne breakout I'll do a detox with light, healthy, plant-based meals like this to cleanse the body and let it focus on healing quickly. Let your food be your medicine!