With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the main thing on our minds is FOOD! Did you know that a lot of popular Thanksgiving dishes are great for your skin, whether you’re eating it or using as a mask.
Pumpkin: The iconic symbol of Fall just might be the pumpkin, whether you’re picking them or eating them. Pumpkin contains so many nutrients that are great for your skin: fruit enzymes, alpha-hydroxyl acids, antioxidants, Vitamin A and C, and zinc.
Cranberry: Before passing the cranberry sauce this Thanksgiving, consider pairing it up with yogurt for an amazing at home facial! It’s no secret that cranberries are packed with antioxidants, but there is also Vitamin C, an ingredient best used for collagen production. Cranberries are great for reducing redness, warding off wrinkles, and preventing signs of skin damage.
Apples: If you are considering apple picking this Fall or simply just going grocery shopping, don’t forget to grab a few extra apples for some at-home beauty treatments. Apples are full of vitamins including: A, B, and C, as well as antioxidants, and a substance known as malic acid. Malic acid is a type of alpha-hydroxyl acid that acts as a natural exfoliant to get rid of dead skin.
Sweet Potato: Great for pies, even better for your skin! These potatoes contain: Vitamin A and C, Potassium, B6, and a tons of minerals.
Butternut Squash: Perfect for brightening and healing the skin. This super Thanksgiving food contains, Vitamins A and C, and zinc.
Carrots: Your mother may have told you to eat carrots for your eyes, but you might be surprised to know that they’re also great for your skin. With its long list of vitamin properties there is no wonder as to how they can benefit your skin. Vitamin A, B, C, D, E, and much more can be found in carrots.
Other ingredients you can try or may see in products on the market:
Happy Thanksgiving from everyone here at Advanced Dermatology P.C.