Thanksgiving time is here, and with this holiday comes immense amounts of glorious foods. When you are planning your dinner and dessert menu, thinking of your skin isn’t something that normally comes to mind. There are ways in which you can have great tasting food without lacking in flavor what-so-ever, while cutting down on the baddies such as salt and sugar, and incorporating ingredients that are more natural and fresh, yet full of flavor.
Vine Vera Cosmetics wants to help you maintain great skin throughout the holiday season. There are some foods which provoke problematic skin to act out, such as excessive oil production, and acne. These conditions can be completely tamed if we choose to change our diets and add more fresh, wholesome ingredients into the mix. Vine Vera shows you a few simple and easy changes you can make to ensure your skin is in good health.
Say Nay to Iodized Table Salt
Iodized salt is known to cause water retention and bloating, and who really wants to deal with that? With all of the cute new clothes you bought for fall, it would be a shame if you swelled to a size where you couldn’t wear them for a while. Salt is also known for exacerbating acne and blemish prone skin, and is better substituted for something more natural, such as sea salt. Sea salt is a natural compound derived for consumption in or on food. Being that it is non-iodized, there are some fantastic health benefits to swapping out your table salt for sea salt. Help control your acne prone skin and offer a healthier alternative to your guests. Chances are, they will never taste the difference!
Say Yes to Pumpkin
Pumpkin, believe it or not, has been known to do amazing things for your skin. It is loaded with Alpha Hydroxy Acids, which brighten and soften the skin, as well as increases and speeds up the skin cell regeneration process. So, feel free to serve a delicious pumpkin pie – although cutting back on the sugar content will be your best bet – and it will still taste fantastic! Try roasting pumpkin instead of using the canned kind to bring out its natural sweetness and make your dish more flavorful while cutting back on the added calories of extra sugar.
A Better Gravy
There’s nothing like mom’s homemade gravy, right? Well, you can make your own version of a Thanksgiving gravy while nixing the pan drippings, and using a low fat turkey stock instead! Use the amount of turkey stock you would normally use from the pan drippings, and make as you normally would. It tastes fabulous and also cuts down on fat content – and best of all, won’t cause blemishes, as would pan drippings. Amen to that!
While it can take a little bit of getting used to, making small changes in your holiday meal are the best thing you can do for your skin. By taking responsibility as to what goes into your body, you have the power to control what appears on your body. You can thank us later!