Fall is all about pumpkin spice and everything nice!
Yes, pumpkin season has arrived, and that means it’s time to enjoy some delicious pumpkin treats such as pumpkin pie.
You don't have to feel too guilty for indulging in this vibrant veggie this season, because not only is it excellent for your health, it will make your skin simply glow thanks to it's skin brightening vitamins and nutrients.
Read on to find out how pumpkin and a few other fall favorites can really benefit your skin!
Pumpkin Brightens The Skin
This bright hued veggie is a rich source of vitamin C, which helps to brighten the skin and promote the formation of collagen, which will help to keep the skin youthful.
Orange and yellow vegetables are rich in a class of antioxidants called carotenoids, which are responsible for their lovely color.
These antioxidants help to promote cell turnover, leaving your skin smoother and more vibrant, with fewer lines and wrinkles.
Pumpkins also provide the skin with free-radical fighting vitamin E, anti-inflammatory fatty acids, as well as zinc to keep the skin clear
Apples Keep The Skin Clear
This versatile fruit can be enjoyed as a side to a savory dish or in a decadent pie with a dollop of whipped cream.
Apples are fantastic for keeping the skin clear thanks to high concentrations of vitamin c to help fight inflammation in the skin.
They are also rich in B vitamins, including B5 and B9, which have been proven to combat acne.
Enjoy them in a pie, as well as raw to fully reap their skin-loving benefits.
Sweet Potato Provide Antioxidant protection
Thanksgiving just wouldn't be the same without a sweet potato marshmallow pie!
Sweet potatoes, like pumpkin, contain carotenoids which provide the skin with potent antioxidant protection.
They are also a rich source of beta carotene which is converted into vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is essential for a healthy and smooth skin.
Enjoy a slice of sweet potato pie, but don't go overboard! Try a baked sweet potato too!
Cranberries Promote Youthful Skin
No turkey feast is complete without cranberry sauce.
These small bright berries are rich in vitamin c, which we know by now is extremely important for a beautiful skin.
They also contain an antioxidant called resveratrol, also found in red grapes, to fight off the signs of aging.
Enjoy these delicious foods this fall, but remember to cut back on the sugar, as this defeats their purpose.
However, we won’t judge you for that extra slice of pumpkin pie!