If your skin starts looking dull, rough and aged during the holiday season, you’re not alone. Stress, seasonal changes, lack of humidity, and other factors can leave skin looking washed out and dry.
Holiday food doesn’t help your skin look its best, either–most of it is full of sugar, fat, and other unhealthy components. If you’d like to make smart choices to benefit your skin this holiday season, read on for the most skin-nourishing holiday foods–plus a few to avoid.
Good Foods for More Youthful Skin
A fall and winter favorite, pumpkin is packed with nutrients that nourish your skin and help new skin take over for a youthful glow. Pumpkin is an anti-inflammatory that contains carotenoids, which help fight free radicals and skin aging, while enzymes and vitamins C, E, and A cleanse, repair, and contribute to the overall health of the skin.
Pumpkin seeds also boast skin benefits, stimulating cell growth and collagen formation, both of which affect the youthfulness of the skin.
Cranberries are chock full of antioxidants which help banish free radicals. Cranberries can also help with a number of skin conditions, including psoriasis and eczema. And don’t forget the benefits of cranberries for the bladder; too many sugary treats can contribute to furthering urinary tract infections.
An herb that rarely turns up in meals during the rest of the year, sage is great for improving skin circulation and fighting redness. Sage also helps with skin cell turnover and health, which can make you look younger.
Foods that Can Make You Look Older
Candies & Cookies
Holiday treats like Christmas cookies and candies can be awfully tempting, but the refined sugar in these sweets is anything but sweet for your skin. Instead, choose desserts containing dried fruit, dark chocolate, or pumpkin. They are better choices for indulgence, offering you and your skin multiple benefits.
Alcohol is very dehydrating, and can make your skin look tired, dry, rough, and dull. If you’re going to be drinking this holiday season, try red wine in moderation. Red wine contains powerful anti-aging compounds and can be enjoyed plain or mulled.
Treat Yourself with Titan Laser Skin Treatment
Though it’s important to eat well and maintain a diligent skincare regimen, there is no way to prevent all signs of aging. If you’re starting to notice looser skin, wrinkles, and other signs of aging, consider a laser skin treatment such as Titan.
Titan uses infrared light to gently heat deep layers of skin to encourage collagen production for tighter, younger looking skin. Though it may take several treatments to see the results, there is no downtime associated with the procedure.
For comprehensive laser skin treatment of all kinds, consider skin rejuvenation or tightening treatments at our Palm Beach Gardens or Lake Worth locations. We pair Titan treatment with Genesis laser treatment (at no additional cost) to improve fine lines, large pores, and other signs of aging.