This Thanksgiving we aren't just thinking about the food that will fill our stomachs, but the food that we will spread all over our faces. And no, we aren't going to smear mash potatoes and cranberry sauce all over our skin like a bunch of bib-wearing babies. We have (some) manners. Instead we are taking a more refined approach to stuffing our face full of superfoods by trying out some Thanksgiving food inspired skincare products.
Note: No turkeys were harmed in the making of this article.
Collard greens are a must-have staple at every southern Thanksgiving. For all you northerners who don't know, collards are a leafy plant similar in shape to spinach but closer to the bitter taste of kale. All three leafy greens are packed full of skin cell repairing vitamins C and K. For your turkey day (or tofurkey day) dose of greens, try Youth to the People's Superfood Cleanser made from kale, spinach, and green tea. It's as close to collards as you're gonna get!
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Another healthy-ish thanksgiving side is carrots, not raw carrots, but boiled, steamed, or sautéed with a blend of spices and a lot of butter. Carrots are packed with vitamin C for more skin healing benefits. Scoop yourself a generous side of these bright orange roots with the Yes To Carrots collection this holiday.
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No Thanksgiving is complete without cranberry sauce. Whether it is from a can or is freshly made, chances are this is the side that barely gets touched at your dinner table, but it's not Thanksgiving without it. These little red berries are great for collagen boosting and the acid in these juicy little beads make for the perfect natural exfoliator. Don't pass up a side of Kiehl's Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask this feasting day.
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Pies are a necessary desert at the Thanksgiving table. There's apple pie, pecan pie, sweet potato pie, cranberry pie and sugar pie (the latter is Savannah's Canadian recommendation), but nothing beats a rich and fluffy pumpkin pie. Pumpkins are perfect for softening skin and boosting collagen production to reduce fine-lines and wrinkles (Are you seeing a pattern here?). For these amazing skin benefits, try the Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask. It's sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
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This may be less of a Thanksgiving day food and more of a Thanksgiving season food, but that doesn't mean you can't reap the benefits of this delicious treat on Turkey Day. Apple skins are rich in polyphenols which protect the skin from ultraviolet radiation. Also, surprise, surprise, apples are rich in vitamin C, the skin healing vitamin. Paint your lips in a sweet coating of InnBeauty Project's Glaze #1 Lip Oil for tasty lip hydration.
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Another Thanksgiving season treat that is probably more popular than candy apples is caramel apples. Whether it is dipped in nuts or drizzled in white chocolate or plain, the ooey-gooey then crisp texture of a caramel apple is sweet tooth satisfying. Enjoy the bitter-sweetness of caramel this season with Fresh's Sugar Lip Caramel Hydrating Balm.
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Finally, wash your meal down with a tall glass of iced or hot apple cider. Apple cider vinegar has been a trending skincare ingredient for years now and with good reason! Apple cider vinegar has antifungal and antibacterial properties that can help reduce acne, eczema, and dandruff flareups. Finish off you face-stuffing skincare routine this Thanksgiving (we don't actually recommend you use all these products in one day) with Freeman's Facial Apple Cider Vinegar Clay Mask + Scrub.
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What Thanksgiving food inspired skincare products do you recommend this feasting season? Add your review below!