We all know that Thanksgiving brings the endless possibilities of food that we get to indulge with. Though we cannot go too overboard, which we still need to look out for our figure. However, the benefit about going back to the dinner table for a second helping may enhance our skin. So this year while we are dreading running the extra mile on the treadmill to cut calories, we will have radiant and youthful skin to look forward to. Culinary expert and food consultant for Eucerin Skin First Council, Gail Simmons, is raising awareness of skin care about how your diet on the holidays can boost your beauty.
Many traditional dishes have more abilities to fulfill our skin care needs than just filling our bellies. Here are several benefits that holiday dishes can help achieve healthier skin.
Antioxidants for Skin Protection
Foods rich in antioxidants combat free radical formation and help correct aging skin including wrinkles and deep creases. Foods such as: sweet potatoes, pomegranates, kale, cranberries, green and leafy lettuce are rich with antioxidants.
Cranberries are some of the most beneficial skin care foods capable of battling acne, dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema. When consumed on a regular basis they can help avoid dental issues such as gingivitis, gum disease and plaque build up.
Tighter Skin with Eggs
Egg protein repairs skin tissue as it tightens and firms skin. Our skin gains hydration and elasticity over time. The nutrients also help improve the look and strength of hair.
Pumpkin Pie Prevents Wrinkles
The most hated aging sign we notice as we grow older can be fought against with the vibrant orange of the squash and its powerful antioxidant, beta carotene. The nutrients get converted to Vitamin A which prevents wrinkles and maintains youthful, moist looking skin.
Wine a Little Bit with Anti-Aging Grapes
Polyphenols are rich in grape skin. Wine is fermented closely with grape skin which allows the antioxidants and tannins to settle in comfortably with the grape juice, making for a powerful anti-aging fighter.
Turkey for Protein and Collagen
The darkest parts of the bird produce twice the amount of riboflavin and zinc than its white meat counterparts. Zinc is the most important ingredient for protein production, thus the more protein, the more benefits of collagen production to battle fine lines and generate skin elasticity.
Some Thanksgiving foods are a poor for our diet, but eating in moderation is the best method for healthy consumption. Antioxidants from our favorite dishes are capable of promoting healthier skin complexion. When all else fails and you need firmer skin and less wrinkles, find out how dermabrasion can treat deep imperfections of acne scars and aged skin. Spread your holiday flavors for healthier and natural looking skin.