Holiday Feature

Holiday Feature

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5 Foods For More Beautiful Skin

Want to get more out of your Thanksgiving meal? Like, say, better skin in addition to turkey-induced fatigue? Our friends at StyleCaster suggest the following five brightly colored foods, many of which are Turkey Day standbys.

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They said that beauty is skin deep, but let them stand corrected. It’s not just your facial regime that keeps your skin radiant, it actually has quite a bit to do with the foods you eat. That’s right, ladies; what
you’re eating could be detrimental to our skin! Besides the recommended
eight glasses of water a day, antioxidants, omega 3 fatty acids, and
vitamins A – E will help you achieve radiant, soft and supple skin!

Here are the top five foods to help you get on track to an even more beautiful complexion and put your best face forward:

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Think orange

Beta carotene is an important antioxidant, which is converted into
vitamin A in the body, helping the skin in growth and repair of body
tissue. Just in time for Thanksgiving, indulge in food such as sweet
potatoes, pumpkin, and carrots.

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Bright berries

Cranberries, a fall favorite, are rich in antioxidants to battle
free radical oxidants that are hell bent on damaging our skin.
Cranberries can effectively minimize and prevent redness and
inflammation, and are essential for slowing the signs of skin aging.
Any other bright berries, even pomegranate, will lead to healthier and
more beautiful skin!

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Nuts for nuts

For skin to really be soft, it needs to retain moisture. Nuts and
seeds provide an excellent source of vitamin E, which will do just
that! Just a ¼ cup of sunflower seed will have 90 percent of your
vitamin E intake for the day, and if you’re not a fan, try a ½ cup of
raw almonds.

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Omega 3s

Avocados are in so many facial products, so why not just eat them to
get more benefits? High in omegas 3s and essential fatty acids, you
don’t need to indulge everyday, just every once in a while to keep skin
radiant and smooth. Salmon is another great option to ensure your skin
really glows.

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Going green

Did you know your skin has its own age? It can be younger
than you are. After all, age is just a number, right? Fight off those
premature lines and wrinkles by eating foods that are plentiful in
vitamin A which will contribute to the formation of new cells. We
recommend spinach or broccoli; the darker the better.

Lastly,
even though it may be hard, try to minimize sugar intake. Sugar attacks
the elastin in our skin cells, the protein that allows our skin to
bounce back. A decrease in elastin will lead to (and I hate to say it)
saggy and wrinkly skin well before we are due for it.

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Contributed by Aarti Ruparell of StyleCaster.com

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