October is full of parties and get-togethers that can threaten healthy skin
. It’s OK to indulge a bit during Halloween season, but keep in mind the importance of nutritious eating. Give your skin and your health a break from candy corn or clusters and enjoy power foods in your diet instead.
Add healthy snacks at parties by including these eight delicious choices:
1. Dark chocolate – cocoa flavones contain antioxidants, hydrate your skin and improve circulation. Your skin will be softer and your sweet tooth satisfied.
2. Walnuts – one serving a day boosts your brain power, reduces depression and is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. A deficiency in fatty acids results in dry, scaly skin. Don’t care for walnuts? Any nut is good for you, so try them all.
3. Pumpkin and sunflower seeds – are good for heart health and contain anti-inflammatory properties. Sunflower seeds are loaded with vitamin E, they are great for your skin. They have the fatty acids your skin needs to keep it supple and beautiful. Eat and enjoy the seeds or use the oil in cooking.
Nutritional Treats for Healthy Skin, Mind and Body
4. Pomegranates – full of polyphenol antioxidants, they fight free radicals and help regulate your circulation, which results in a healthy glow to your skin. Try them fresh or as a juice and incorporate this great fruit into your diet for healthy skin
5. Yogurt – this popular probiotic is a great substitute for ice cream and it helps your digestive system, especially at this time. Flavored yogurt can taste like a sundae, but if you want to avoid calories, try Greek yogurt, which focuses on fresh fruit.
6. Avocado – fresh, with a little lime juice, it is chocked full of monounsaturated fats, fiber, potassium, folate and vitamin E, all of which nourish and hydrate your skin.
7. Olive Oil – avocados with olive oil are a great snack. People who consume at least two teaspoons of olive oil a day have 30 percent fewer signs of aging than people who don’t. Its monounsaturated fatty acids give you a “youth boost” and the antioxidant polyphenols knock out free radicals that do so much damage to your skin.
8. Tomatoes – full of the antioxidant lycopene to improve your skin’s natural protection from the sun. Cooked, processed tomatoes, like tomato paste, have even more lycopene than fresh tomatoes. So, add some tomato paste to those avocados and olive oil and see your skin’s protection improve.
Organic Skin Care and Foods Lead to Healthy Skin
Don’t let the fun of Halloween take away the glow of your healthy skin
. Do your skin an additional favor and try the Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel
by Eminence. Massage it into your skin and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes, so it can nourish and hydrate the deep skin layer as it sloughs off the dead skin cells and cleans impurities from every pore. Rinse off and apply moisturizer. Your skin will glow from within and you’ll see the wonderful results on the outside. Treat your appearance by eating the Halloween foods that work right along with natural topical applications. Organic skin care
is most effective when combined with organic eating habits for healthy skin
that lasts a lifetime.