Thanksgiving is a busy, even stressful, yet wonderful season. There's time for family, great food and gratitude for whatever good things you have in your life. It's also the start of a season that can result in eating the wrong kinds of food and over indulging, with no time for fitness or your daily beauty and skin care routines. You're more apt to focus on pies, delicacies, and lots of carbohydrates for family and friends, rather than yourself. A proper daily skin care routine is very important, especially if you have sensitive skin. Below you'll learn which foods during Thanksgiving will result in improving your health and beauty, along with the satisfaction of eating comfort food. You'll also learn some quick beauty tips during this busy season.
First Things First: Hydration
Thanksgiving is celebrated during the fall when weather is cool. This means your skin will need help to keep hydrated. All skin types need water to stay youthful and healthy. During cold weather months, your skin tends to dry out easier and become more sensitive than other months. With this busy season of preparing food and making travel plans with family and friends, your skin care routine may be neglected. So remember to keep a measured bottle handy and plan to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. We also highly recommend using skin and body care products with Glycerin to really lock in your skin's moisture.
If you're traveling for the holidays, make sure to stock up on portable travel size skin care, that you can easily throw in your carry-on or overnight bag.
Foods That are Delicious & Great for Your Skin
- Turkey is low in carbohydrates and very high in protein. Your skin needs protein to prevent aging and generate healthy skin cells. The turkey dark meat is high in zinc and riboflavin. Turkey is good, but minimize the gravy!
- Pumpkin is rich in natural enzymes that help with digestion and help break down toxins because they're high in beta carotene. Carotinoids, such as alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and Vitamin A help fight free radical damage, therefore, preventing aging, skin cancer and keeping your skin hydrated. You don't have to skip pumpkin pie either, just eat it in moderation.
- Another staple during Thanksgiving are cranberries. Cranberries can be served plain, as desserts, as cranberry sauce, or as a part of other recipes. What's great about cranberries is that they are high in anti-oxidants and they help fight inflammation. They are also rich in Vitamin C and fiber. Of course, fresh cranberries are better than canned, processed cranberries. They should stay on your beauty foods list for Thanksgiving.
- Eggs are rich in antioxidants that help with elasticity of your skin, and the protein in eggs help firm and repair skin. It also helps make hair stronger and shinier. Deviled eggs are a great recipe for any festive party, and just as great for your skin and hair.
- Green string beans can be served during Thanksgiving in a variety of recipes. This antioxidant rich vegetable is high in Vitamin C that can help fight free radicals that bring about premature aging.
- Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce the signs of aging and inflammation. Salmon is rich in omega-3 and will make a wonderful addition to your Thanksgiving feast.
- Another common Thanksgiving dish is sweet potatoes. Rich in Vitamin A, sweet potatoes not only taste great, but help to promote new skin cell growth. This means healthy glowing skin for you!
- Walnuts and pecans are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. Pecan nuts are high in antioxidants including Vitamin A and Vitamin E which fight harmful free radicals. They'll fight for you to prevent fine lines and wrinkles. These nuts are not only great as deserts or in salads, but help keep your skin hydrated and smooth.
- Red wine has many benefits, when you drink it in moderation. Polyphenols in grapes are rich in antioxidants.
Beauty Tips for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is almost here. Starting the season right with some beauty basics, will help you glow with health and beauty through the season.
- Now's the time to give yourself a facial. You can do this easily at home, instead of a spa. Many of the skin care products used at spas can be highly irritating, especially for sensitive skin types. You certainly don't want to end up with a rash getting a spa treatment with irritating ingredients. Cleure gentle Exfoliating Scrub and Facial Mask are suited for sensitive skin and help gently remove dead cells while adding vital nutrients to your skin.
- Maintain your daily skin care routine, and add in some new products. You may want to add a hypoallergenic eye gel to your skin care. Cold weather does require more care, and that includes richer moisturizing. So add it to your holiday wish list.
- Learn what the best fall colors are in lipstick and nail polish. Be adventurous and try festive nail polish for a fun change.
- If you're light complexioned, try a natural bronzer to add some color to your skin.