We love to learn more about the way our diet affects our skin, so to keep things festive we decided to see what fall inspired foods could lead to a healthier complexion. We asked our team of skin scientists to research all the snacks that could benefit our skin and how exactly they could do so, and this is the list they came up with!
Cinnamon isn’t just a great spice to add to our fall lattes, it also has some pretty amazing benefits for the skin. The antibacterial properties found within cinnamon make it a great acne-fighter. Some studies even suggest that using a cinnamon-based oil can have great effects on the skin, including the treatment of breakouts.
While more research needs to be done, cinnamon has shown some promising results in clearing up our skin. Cinnamon also has great anti-inflammatory properties, further increasing its ability to clear up acne and acne scarring.
While there is currently no clinical research to prove that beets are beneficial to our skin, there is tons of speculation because of its high content in Vitamin C. Due to its high Vitamin C content, it is said that beets can actually contribute to anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, skin brightening, and anti-acne properties for the skin.
Studies have shown that Vitamin C can have great benefits for the skin. These benefits include fighting premature aging, increasing collagen production, and aid in repairing and preventing dry skin.
Cranberries are a fall season staple. According to some research, we should pile them into our skincare the way we pile them on our dinner plates this season!
As we know, antioxidants are wonderful for our skin, and cranberries are actually one of the most potent sources of antioxidants out there. In addition, some believe that there are many beauty benefits of cranberries.
One of these beauty benefits is that skincare containing cranberry can be extremely moisturizing. When used as an ingredient in facial oil, the antioxidants found in cranberries can more deeply penetrate the skin, providing a deeper and more intense hydration.
The high antioxidant content in cranberries can also help in fighting against free radicals. Feeding our skin antioxidants helps to fight against environmental stressors that cause premature aging, hyperpigmentation, and loss of elasticity.
Make sure you head to the apple orchard this fall because apples have tons of amazing benefits for our skin. We all know staying hydrated is key to having strong, supple, skin… but did you know that increasing your intake of apples can actually contribute to your skin’s hydration?
Apples hold a lot of water- so snacking on one can actually increase your overall hydration, which leads to a wide array of benefits for the skin. An apple a day keeps the dehydration away!
Apples also contain several key nutrients that help protect our skin from the sun’s harmful rays. While apples alone won’t do the trick, it doesn’t hurt to snack on these crisp protectors daily to load up on antioxidants that protect the skin. Ingredients found in apples can also work great as a natural toner for the skin, helping to balance the skin’s PH levels.
It’s for this reason that you will see a lot of toners that contain apple on the shelf at beauty stores! If you want to get super fall with your skincare routine, adding a toner that contains apple is a great way to do it.
Similar to our other skin-favorite fruits, pomegranates are high in vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants that can be extremely beneficial to the skin. They are another super-fruit that is packed with Vitamin C, which we know is great for our skin in a lot of different ways.
Some of the ways that Vitamin C helps our skin (as we’ve previously mentioned) is by fighting premature aging, fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, inflammation, acne scarring, and more. It’s always good to search for fruits high in Vitamin C when you are looking to eat your way toward a healthier complexion.
Luckily, this cute fall fruit is packed with it, making it the perfect autumn fruit to snack on. Some believe pomegranates to also be an ultimate age-fighter. Due to their incredibly high antioxidant content, they fight against free radicals and all the external factors that cause premature aging in our skin. Load up on these guys this fall to have your skin looking extra youthful!
Pumpkin seeds are the perfect spooky season snack to improve the health of our skin. Pumpkin seeds are loaded with healthy nutrients for our skin, one of them being zinc. These spooky little seeds can help with regenerating new skin cells and increasing the production of collagen, keeping our complexion supple and full of youth.
Like many other skin healthy foods, pumpkin seeds may also help in protecting our skin from environmental related damage because of their high antioxidant content. One benefit that comes with increasing your intake of pumpkin seeds do that not many other skin healthy foods offer is the regulation of oils within our skin.
Pumpkin seeds are fully of fatty acids that play a role in regulating the production of our skin’s essential oils. While this isn’t related to our skin, pumpkin seeds have also been found to increase hair growth, so if you’re looking to obtain extra-long locks this fall, make sure to save your pumpkin seeds after you carve your pumpkins this year!
Another popular fall food that can help contribute to the health of our skin is cauliflower. Cauliflower contains a high amount of folate, which can help with retaining moisture to our skin. If you are worried about your skin drying out due to drier fall air, increase your intake of cauliflower and you could possibly reduce your chances of dealing with dry skin this season.