Thanksgiving is this week, and people are gathering together for delicious meals and quality time with friends and family.
If you are hosting or cooking on Thursday, be sure to set some ingredients and dishes aside for yourself. The site www.beautyworldnews.com provides some tips to bolster beauty after the turkey is gone.
At Rhode Island’s SeaMist MedSpa in South Kingstown, we can help you develop skin care programs and treatments all through the year. Contact SeaMist today to learn more, or to set up an appointment during the upcoming holiday season.
Here are some traditional Thanksgiving foods items you may want to hold onto after the holiday is over:
- Cranberries: These tasty mainstays have Omega 3, 6, and 9, not to mention vitamin E. These provide anti-inflammatory benefits. Oils protect skin and help combat acne, eczema and psoriasis. In addition, you can mix fresh cranberries and brown sugar to come up with a body scrub to make skin glow and leave it smooth.
- Butternut Squash: This holiday favorite also helps skin look great. Cook some squash to create a facial you can use with honey for great exfoliation. Some other facial recipes: Add an egg yolk to hold your facial mask together. This helps bring oil from the skin. Butternut squash is full of vitamins and minerals that help promote skin elasticity and clarity.
- Sweet Potatoes: These Turkey Day favorites can make fantastic face masks. The potatoes’ potency can boost collagen production and make them a great addition to at-home beauty treatments. Boil sweet potato for approximately 20 minutes. Mash it with a fork. Mix in plain yogurt. This mixture should keep your face feeling smooth and appear glowing.
- Greens: Before you veto plans to prepare green bean casserole for Thanksgiving, keep in mind the beauty benefits these vegetables provide. In addition, broccoli and carrots contain Vitamin C, which helps ward off wrinkles. Beets also are a great source of vitamins to help clear skin, and they are a source of antioxidants. If you prefer kale, it also can act as an anti-inflammatory to prevent redness, as well as flaky and dry skin.
- Pumpkin: Halloween may be done for the year, but pumpkins still provide fine material for facials. They also can be used for perfume. Pumpkins contain vitamins A, C, E and K. They also contain zinc and fatty acids. Oils found in pumpkin seeds are often used in eye creams because they can reduce dark circles under the eyes by improving circulation and helping the skin retain water. Pumpkin pulp has enzymes that are great for removing flaky skin, and for fighting acne.
So if you or someone you know is playing host or cooking this Thanksgiving, keep these tips in mind. They can help your skin look great as we enter December and the remainder of the holiday season!
For more information on beauty treatments or to make an appointment, contact SeaMist to prepare for Thanksgiving and the holidays that follow.
And Happy Thanksgiving to all!