Fall Food Ingredients Also Make Great SKIN FOOD
Fall is coming and all the Pumpkin Spice flavored and scented things are filling the shelves. When we lived in Northern Illinois, I hated seeing all this stuff because it meant the weather was about to take a dramatic turn, and I was never ready. Now that we live in Georgia I am learning to get on board with the seasons changing, and appreciate the more mild temperatures. I will admit, it’s nice to drink my first cup of coffee before it’s 89 degrees and 90% humidity.
Fall also means that the holidays are rapidly approaching, and we need to CLEAR OFF the curing shelves to make room - so check out our Facebook page or Instagram account for the coupon code.
I’m not sure I’m ready for all the more muted Fall colored soaps, but I always love them once I see them. That all being said, I am DEFINITELY ready for the crisp Fall fragrances and yummy, cinnamon sugary goodness! Treats are in my Top 5 favorite holiday things, and Fall certainly has some of my favorites (um APPLE PIE PLEASE). Plus, some of these seasonal ingredients have some wonderful benefits for your skin! They may not be great for your waistline, but add some of these to your skincare routine, and your skin will definitely thank you. Betchya didn’t see that coming!
Here are some of my personal favorites:
Pumpkin on it’s own contains tons of vitamin A, E, and C - all great skin food on their own but it also has antioxidants that fight sun damage and wrinkles, as well as potassium and zinc to fight redness. PLUS, it contains some natural fruit enzymes that gently exfoliate your skin. You can find all kinds of DIY face masks with pumpkin in them on Pinterest or even with a simple Google search.
Traditionally, cinnamon isn’t something you think of putting on your skin, and you don’t want to overdo it, but it has antibacterial properties (aka acne fighting), antioxidants (bye age spots), AND anti inflammatory benefits as well! I have also recently seen some articles about hair masks containing cinnamon as well!
While Google will result in all kinds of things you can do with Apple Cider Vinegar for your skin, I typically add Apple Cider into my soap in the fall. The process of lye saponifying oils into soap will remove any vitamins or minerals present in the cider, BUT it doesn’t bother the natural sugars. Sugar makes bubbles and bubbles make happy soap. Plus, it leaves behind the softest smell of sweetness that just screams fall to me.
Cranberries in general contain a bunch of Vitamin C, but are most famous for boosting collagen production in skin care. Collagen production is not just great for reducing the appearance of wrinkles or fine lines, it helps strengthen and reduces hyperpigmentation (aka dark spots). The easiest way to use them is by using cranberry seed oil, which can be kinda hard to find, but Google can usually help with that.
If you try any of these, please let me know how they go by reaching out here, on FB or IG!!