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Maybe we aren't going to smear mash potatoes and cranberry sauce all over our skin like a bunch of bib-wearing babies (although maybe we should, most of us will be alone this Thanksgiving and nothing matters anymore). Instead we're 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!
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 these carrot-infused products.
No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without cranberry sauce. Whether it's 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. Turmeric mashed potatoes on the other hand—THAT I'll eat all day. Don't pass up these products containing both turmeric and cranberries, many of which are past rewards.
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.
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.
Sugar for breakfast, sugar for lunch, and sugar for dinner; this is my diet during Thanksgiving break. Sugar also happens to be a great way to scrub off dead skin on your body and lips, and of course, it makes any products taste great (don't eat that lip gloss, we know you want to). Here are our favorite sugar infused products.
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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