Holiday Skin Care Tips w/ Nutritionist Ellie Krieger and Dermatologist Dr. Debra Luftman
I recently had the opportunity to get some great information from Nutritionist Ellie Krieger and Dermatologist Debra Luftman on their top holiday skin care tips on what to eat for healthy looking skin this holiday season. During the holidays my skin tends to get dry and cracked so it was really fun for me to learn some great new tips. Here is a video of the interview:
Here are the top 5 foods they recommend for healthy holiday skin:
- Pumpkin (or any winter squash) – Has antioxidants as well as Vitamins A and C.
- Tomato- Contain lycopene which helps smooth and soothe the skin.
- Kale (or other green leafy vegetables) – King of superfoods. Has copper which helps with melanin in the skin.
- Salmon- Contains omega fatty acids hydrate the skin and give it the glow.
- Dried Fruit – Has anti-inflammatory properties.
- Dark Chocolate- Antioxidant.
- Nuts- Almonds are a rich source of vitamin E
And here is one food they say you should avoid for the sake of your skin:
Sugar! They both stated that sugar is something we should be conscious about and eat rarely. Sugar has been linked to inflammation and acne outbreaks in the body. But they do stress that we should not deprive ourselves of sugar either, just to not eat it regularly.
As for other foods you can eat that can help give you a healthy glow, they recommend foods high in beta keratin such as squash, mangos, and carrots because it can effect your skin tone in a positive way even more so than vitamin D.
They also had some yummy recipes to recommend such as a Pumpkin Curried soup and skin care products to recommend such as a hydrating location from Simple® Skincare. All of the recipes they mention in the video can be viewed on their Pinterest board. Here the link to their Pinterest board if you want to check them out.
Overall it was super informative speaking with Ellie and Debra. These women really know their stuff and I was happy to see them recommend such nutrient rich foods such as pumpkin and kale. A lot of people think pumpkin is only a holiday food but you can consume it year round! Start stocking up on your canned pumpkin now, folks!
I hope you all learned some great holiday skin care tips on how to keep your skin healthy during the winter and the holiday season. I know I did! Can’t wait to try out that pumpkin soup recipe. Yum, yum
What about you? How do you take care of your skin in the winter? Post in the comments and let me know.
**Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Simple® Skincare. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own.