Holiday Foods for Your Face

Sweet Potatoes – Yum, yum! Sweet potatoes taste great, and they’re filled with vitamin A, beta

-carotene, potassium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. The mix of deliciousness and vitamin and can really make your skin glow – vitamin C, especially, boosts your body’s collagen production.

Pumpkin – Whether you eat it in pie or mix it into your morning pancakes, eat up. These are rich in vitamin B3, which can minimize dark spots and increase production of

both fatty acids and ceramides, which keep skin cells hydrated. To truly reap the skin-boosting benefits, try to eat a dish or dessert containing real pumpkin, not just the canned filling used to make most pies

Cranberries – Go for the homemade version here. It’s rich in antioxidants, fiber and vitamin C. The bacteria-blockers that make cranberries a go-to food for fighting UTIs can also help acne-prone skin. Go ahead, indulge!

Green Beans – No holiday meal is complete without this veggie. It’s rich in antioxidants, and is also an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, and manganese. Manganese has a ton of beauty benefits and helps build collagen and protect from free radicals.

  1. Pecans – Go nuts for the pecans. They’re filled with healthy monounsaturated fat, and they’re one of the richest sources of antioxidants around. Packed with zinc, they also help maintain healthy skin and hair. Pour them in a pie or anywhere else you’d like. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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