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Best Fall Foods for Skin

The food that you put into your body manifests itself externally. When you feed your body healthy, nutritious foods full of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, your skin will improve in tone and texture. A great way to increase your intake of vitamins and minerals is to pick fresh produce. When you select produce that is in-season, you not only get the greatest tasting fruits and vegetables, you also get a better price than buying off-season produce. Below, find our three favorite fall foods for healthy skin.

Pumpkins.

Pumpkin
You can’t separate pumpkins and fall, the two just go together. Pumpkins are for more than just carving and making delicious pies, they are also a super beneficial fall food when it comes to skincare. All face types benefit from pumpkin, but you may be especially pleased with adding this to your diet or beauty regimen if you have skin that has suffered environmental damage. Pumpkin contains high levels of vitamins A and C, both of which help correct and prevent damage from environmental influences, such as sun damage. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can protect against and help remedy damage due to free radicals. Vitamin A is excellent for maintaining smooth, soft skin. Eating pumpkin is a great way to increase your levels of vitamins A and C and who doesn’t want another excuse to eat a slice of pumpkin pie? But you can also use pureed pumpkin to make facial masks. If you have dry skin, mix pumpkin puree and plain yogurt and if you have oily skin, use a blend of pumpkin puree and apple cider vinegar.

Apples

Apples
Another food that is practically synonymous with fall is the apple. From pies to cider, apple is everywhere during autumn and for good reason. Apples come in tons of varieties, offering something for every taste preference and they are a super versatile fruit when it comes to making meals. Although oranges are typically equated with vitamin C, apples are full of this antioxidant as well. In addition to protecting against and reversing damage from free radicals, it also helps speed up skin cell production, meaning your skin looks healthy and radiant. Apples are also full of B vitamins, specifically B5 and B9, which are great for combating acne and skin irritation.

Grapes.

Grapes
Grapes are great any time of year, but the vast majority of grapes in the northern hemisphere are harvested between the months of October and August. The skins of grapes are amazing sources of resveratrol, an awesome anti-aging antioxidant. Recent research suggests that in addition to the anti-aging properties of resveratrol, it may also be a great ingredient if you suffer from acne. Resveratrol is a natural anti-inflammatory and it can help soothe skin that is acting up. Grapes also contain vitamins A, C, K and some B vitamin compounds as well as micro-nutrients such as iron, copper and manganese.

You can increase your intake of these fall fruits for better skin, or you can use these ingredients topically. Put apples and grapes in a fruity chicken salad, or make a warm pumpkin soup on a cold fall night. Eating, or using these fall foods topically, will help you achieve clearer, younger-looking and more radiant skin.

Ingredients You Need This Fall

Fall is here, and there are so many wonderful things to look forward to. There are wonderful scents associated with this time of year, and beauty all around. The leaves have been changing color, there are vacation days to look forward to taking off from work, and there are goodies waiting to be baked and a turkey just waiting for roasting come Thanksgiving Day. There’s apple picking, hayrides, and bonfires. Fall truly is a fantastic time of year. Maintaining your skin should also be at the forefront of your mind this during the fall, as your skincare needs are sure to change drastically with the changing weather.

When it comes to skin care for this fall, are you prepared and ready to properly care for your skin? Do you know the ingredients you should be incorporating into you daily skin care regimen? If not, don’t fret – Vine Vera Cosmetics has you covered. Vine Vera takes a look at some of the great and nourishing ingredients you can and should incorporate into your daily routine to maintain the beauty of your skin and its well-being.

Miniature oranges inside a vitamin C pill container

Vitamin C

Infusing your body and skin with a good vitamin C supplement is a fantastic way to boost your immune system, and maintain the moisture still within the skin. It aids in skin cell regeneration, and is a staple for the regeneration of collagen. Collagen is essential to providing the skin with its elasticity. Try applying a product to your face containing Vitamin C, such as the Resveratrol Vitamin C Serum from Vine Vera, and monitor for improvements to the quality of your skin. It can potentially ward off wrinkles, and keep the skin young and fresh. Vitamin C has also been shown to reduce age spots.

nourishing cream with ceramides

Ceramides

Ceramides are important to the health of our skin, because they help keep moisture retained in the skin. They are known as a fatty acid which is essential and beneficial to the skin. During the dry fall months, your skin has a tendency to lose moisture, and therefore could use a boost from a product containing ceramides. Look for a product which combines ceramindes with other skin moisturizers like Aloe or Shea, these essential components will moisturize the skin and keep the moisture locked in all fall long.

Dropper full of Retinol

Retinol

Retinol is actually part of the Vitamin A family. Its job is to provide skin with a collagen boost, enable the pores to remain free, clear, and unclogged, and smooth the skin. During the drying months upon us, retinols are essential to add to our daily facial care regiment to keep the skin healthy and vibrant. It is advised to use a retinol based product at night before bed rather than in the morning before possible sun exposure. It’s been said that retinol products are better applied at nighttime as wearing them under sunscreen could pose problems.

 

Care for the Skin Your In

Proper maintenance and care of the skin can provide you with the moisturized skin you want all fall long. While it can be a bit tricky to find products you love, experimenting with various Vine Vera products containing the above ingredients or seeking help from our in-store experts can help to prevent problems before they begin, ensuring you have less to worry about later. A few small steps a day can prevent having to focus time on treating a potential problem, and will allow you to focus more time on enjoying this beautiful season.