Fall is a great time of year. The weather is gets a bit chillier. The leaves start changing colors. Starbucks starts offer pumpkin spice lattes again.
One of the things I look forward to each year is all the end of the meals I have lined up: Halloween dinner, Thanksgivings dinner, and finally Christmas dinner. Whenever I even smell pumpkin flavored anything, I think of all the holidays from past year and smile as I plan for the ones ahead. However, I know that colder weather also dries out my skin, so I have to be extra careful to keep it moisturized and healthy.
Luckily, while browsing Huffington Post today, I ran across this helpful list of all the yummy foods we should be taking advantage of this fall to keep our skin shinny and bright for those awkward X-mas family photos!
Sweet Potatoes – “Vitamins A and C, both abundant in sweet potatoes, work hard to prevent acne and to heal it when it streaks.”
Beets – “Beets are a great source of anthocyanins, a powerful antioxidant that reduces inflammation and slows down the aging process, helping to prevent wrinkles.”
Apples –“ Vitamin C found in apples helps to firm and tone the skin. It protects your skin cells and slows down the appearance of aging by preventing wrinkles.
Chard –“ Munching on this leafy green vegetable that’s rich in vitamin E helps keep the moisture in the skin and protects the oils in the skin’s moisture barrier from free radical damage.”
Tomatoes– “Tomatoes not only is healthy for the body, but also has skin whitening properties and also delays the signs of wrinkles. Visit www.swisszell.com to find out more about how tomatoes can improve your skin.”
Pumpkin Seeds – “These nutty-flavored treats are packed with zinc, a mineral that’s essential in the creation of new skin cells and also aids in collagen formation.”
Squash- “Pumpkin, acorn and butternut squashes are all rich in beta carotene, which helps normalize oil production in the skin and fights acne and inflammation.”