Fall Foods for Healthy Skin

Healthy SkinCooler weather can cause dry and sensitive skin—especially if your diet lacks key nutrients to maintain healthy skin. Vitamins A, C and antioxidants helps us fight the effects of climate change on our skin. Fortunately, with the arrival of Fall, many nutrient-filled seasonal fruits and vegetables become available. Maintain bright, healthy skin by including these foods as a regular part of your diet.

Pumpkins

With a high content of Vitamin A and Retinol, pumpkins help improve the texture and tone of your skin, repair damage from the sun, and exfoliate dead cells.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are high in both Vitamin A and C. These nutrients help prevent and heal acne and maintain healthy skin.

Beets

Beets add brightness to the skin by stimulating the lymphatic system—which removes the waste from our cells—and improving blood oxygenation.

Wild Yams

Diosgenin, abundant in yams, has anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. Research also shows that it may be useful against sun spots as it inhibits Melanogenesis and potentially Hyperpigmentation.

Cranberries

Cranberries are rich in phytochemicals and their juice has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These nutrients help keep pimples and acne at bay, and restore your skin’s natural glow.

Apples

Apples are one of the foods with most antioxidants which help prevent skin damage. In addition, the Vitamin C found in apples can help firm and tone skin.

Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are high in zinc which promotes cell renewal and protects against infection. They also contain beta carotene which helps maintain a healthy glow and protect your skin from sun damage.

Pomegranate

Besides having anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, antioxidant and photoprotective properties, pomegranates also promote the production of collagen.

Keep radiant, healthy skin during the holidays by adding the right nutrients to your diet. For more information on how to maintain a smooth and beautiful complexion or to schedule a free consultation, call (480) 513-2888 or book online.

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