Thanksgiving is the one meal of the year – along with Christmas Dinner – where we’re actually encouraged to indulge. It’s OK to reach for seconds, or thirds, or fourths. And it’s certainly OK to wear those elastic-waist pants to the dinner table.
That said, this is one meal that can be about more than just calories: Thanksgiving foods feature tons of vitamin-packed ingredients that can do wonders for your skin and hair. They can also inspire you to utilize these complexion enhancing ingredients into your beauty regime too!
So, fill up a plate, guilt-free. Take note of all those foods which can actually make you prettier…
PumpkinBuy now with free delivery
Pumpkin is an absolute powerhouse when it comes to clarifying the skin. Rich in vitamin B3, regular intake can minimize dark spots and increase production of both fatty acids and ceramides, which keep skin cells hydrated. Utilize it’s powers with this highly effective exfoliating treatment mask from June Jacobs.
It addresses a dull, aging, and congested complexion in three ways: exfoliates with pumpkin enzyme, peels with alpha hydroxy acid, and polishes with aluminum oxide.
CranberriesBuy now with free delivery
Who knew that cranberry is rich in antioxidants, fiber, and vitamin C? Interestingly enough, the bacteria-blockers in cranberries fight UTIs and can also help acne-prone skin. So graciously ply your plate with cranberry sauce!
Another way to introduce cranberry to your facial skincare regime is to use this hydrating creamy Cranberry cleanser from June Jacobs. Formulated with nourishing Sunflower Seed Oil, Cranberry and Rose Hips, this cleanser neutralizes free radicals and retains the skin’s natural lipid barrier.
CinnamonBuy now with free delivery
The warming Cinnamon spice shows up in pretty much every indulgent fall-themed treat: apple pie, cinnamon latte’s, and mulled cider. Not only does a healthy dose of cinnamon speed up the metabolism, it also boosts circulation and helps stave off acne when in contact with the skin.
This cinnamon packed radiance facial scrub from Juara is a lovely addition to your evening skincare ritual.
AppleBuy now with free delivery
You may have heard the popular skincare slogan of ‘an apple a day keeps the dermatologist away’, and never has a truer word been spoke! Apple’s will appear plentiful in apple sauce, apple crumble, and those warming mulled apple ciders you’ll spy on the Thanksgiving table.
Apples are high in salicylic and mandelic acid, making it an excellent ingredient for fading dark circles, acne scars and discoloration, It’s especially effective in eye creams, which is why we have hand-picked this Juice Beauty Green Apple Brightening Eye Cream…
SageBuy now with free delivery
The next time you tuck into a forkful of stuffing, think about these beauty benefits: There are actually two beliefs about sage, one is that it purges negative energies and evil spirits, and the other it’s an unexpected moisturizing ingredient that may help calm angry, red skin (and accelerate healing, too).
Caudalie’s Instant Foaming Cleanser is packed with Sage – a more regular way to inject some of this good stuff into your cleansing regime!
If you haven’t planned your Thanksgiving gifts for the hostess yet, check out our dedicated guide here.