This week we’re reflecting on everything we’re grateful for. We appreciate our time with family, friends, and we’re so grateful for YOU! Our clients (turned family) keep us smiling and passionate about what we do.
We’re also thankful for opportunity to celebrate this week with our favorite holiday dishes – yum! There are actually several traditional Thanksgiving foods (in moderation) that can keep your skin looking and feeling great this holiday season. Get ready to learn how you can enjoy your holiday favorites and help your skin at the same time this Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving would not be complete without the turkey, and lucky for us it also helps our skin, hair, and nails stay healthy! Turkey contains zinc, which is essential in the process of collagen production. It also is high in Niacin, a B vitamin that aids in improving the skin’s cellular function and help cells retain moisture. Hydrated skin cells can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and improve your skin’s elasticity. Pass the turkey please!
Say yes to the pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving! Pumpkin is a powerhouse when it comes to our skin. It contains high levels of vitamin C, which helps protect our skin from free- radicals and also promotes collagen production. Pumpkin contains several of the B vitamins which help treat acne and improves circulation. This increases cell turn-over and leaves our skin renewed and healthy! Also, carotenoid, the antioxidant that gives pumpkins their beautiful orange coloring, assists in preventing UV damage and improves skin texture. Lastly, pumpkin seeds are high in zinc, which helps protect cell membranes, maintain collagen, fight acne, and promotes skin renewal.
Cranberries are an excellent and tasty way to help improve your skin health! Not only do they contain resveratrol, which fights against acne, but cranberry juice has antiseptic properties that will thoroughly cleanse your skin. Cranberries are also a good source of vitamin C and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients. Vitamin C neutralizes free- radicals and promotes collagen production. By controlling inflammation, we can minimize and prevent premature signs of aging!
Did you know that one medium apple has 14% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C, which helps strengthen hair and nails, and speeds up skin cell production? Apples are rich in vitamin A, B complex, and C, which help rid your skin of pathogens and excess oil. Apples are a great source of copper, which helps you make melanin. This is what protects your skin from the sun’s UV rays. Apples can also brighten your skin and correct uneven skin tone. The best part is, apples contain antioxidants that accelerate skin cell rejuvenation and give us healthy, glowing skin. That’s something we can all be grateful for!
If you want your skin to have a youthful glow, look no further! Green beans are rich in manganese, vitamin A, and vitamin K, all of which are amazing for your skin! They help keep your skin smooth and healthy, with plenty of antioxidants to prevent premature skin aging. Green beans are also a good source of vitamin C, which helps produce collagen and protect your skin from oxygen is in from oxidative stress. So, feel free to load your plate up and keep those wrinkles at bay!
This Thanksgiving favorite can also be a favorite for your skin care! Sweet potatoes contain beta- carotene, vitamin A, vitamin B6, and vitamin C, which will moisturize your skin and eventually get rid of layers of dead cells that cause dryness. They are rich in anti- aging copper, which aids in collagen production. Because of the high levels of beta- carotene, sweet potatoes are great at fighting acne and wrinkles! They also help protect against discoloration, inflammation, and clogged pores. Sweet potatoes have major health benefits when eaten, but they can also be made into a paste and applied directly to the skin!
As stressful as the holidays are, you can enjoy family, friends, and FOOD, knowing that your Thanksgiving dinner is working to keep your skin healthy and glowing this holiday season!
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