Fall has finally arrived, and with it comes that crisp nip to the air, leaves beginning to change, and those cravings for a warm and comforting meal. Our team at DermCheck is always down for a good meal, and even more excited about good food that also leads to good skin! We rounded up a few of our favorite seasonal recipes that also benefit your skin, so keep reading to find out what they are and how they can help keep your complexions glowing.
1. Chickpea, Pumpkin, and Sage Stew:
This chickpea and pumpkin stew is chock full of benefits not only for your stomach, but also for your face. Chickpeas are very low on the glycemic index and in a recent study researchers in Korea found that eating a low glycemic diet showed a decrease in acne severity, overall inflammation, and sebaceous glands decreased in size by 25%. The pumpkin in the stew provides vitamin A and C which help to both boost collagen production and turn around skin cell regrowth. Also snacking on pumpkin seeds is an excellent source of zinc which works wonders on clearing up acne!
2. Spiced Walnuts:
These spiced walnuts not only make a delicious snack, but the Omega-3 fats in walnuts strengthen the cell membranes which keeps your skin protected from toxins and keeps that glow shining out from within. Recent studies have also shown that healthy fats may reduce inflammation in the skin and help to prevent those pesky breakouts.
3. One Pot Kale and Quinoa Pilaf:
Not only is kale rich in taste but just one serving of kale contains well over 100% of your daily dose of vitamins A and C. Kale also has lots of vitamin K which can help in getting rid of and preventing dark circles under your eyes (so no need to stress quite so much about that lack of sleep last night.)
4. Mulled Wine:
As mentioned in our “10 Sangria Recipes that Benefit your Skin” resveratrol (don’t even try and pronounce it, we sure can’t) is shown to be a main component in red wine. And has numerous skin benefits to boot. So you can get your cozy autumn buzz on without so much guilt.
5. Salmon with Roasted Fennel, Bell Peppers and Olives:
In case you didn’t get enough of your Omega-3 fatty acids from those spiced walnuts, salmon is also an excellent source of this nutrient. Omega-3’s also decrease clogged pores and help to keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay (…pun intended… cuz ya know.. fish? in a bay…)
We hope your fall season is off to a great start, and we hope these foods help keep it that way!
Our Team at DermCheck