We’ve all heard that the way to a healthy body is through the food that we eat, but did you know the same is true for healthy skin and hair? Simply eating the right things can do more for our overall appearances than all the expensive products in the world. This fall, take a break from your normal skincare and hair routine to try something more organic—a diet rich in vitamins that promote healthy skin and hair in a natural way. Here are some suggestions to get you started.
Strawberries, Oranges and Blueberries
Strawberries, oranges and blueberries are delicious on their own or blended into smoothies, and are extremely beneficial for both your skin and hair. That’s because they have a high concentration of vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that serves many health-related purposes, such as preventing wrinkles and promoting healthier, longer hair. Stop by the Dream Café located inside Village on the Parkway, and order a strawberry smoothie made with strawberries, bananas, oranges and yogurt for a delicious treat that will help boost your looks at the same time.
Because they are full of fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamin B and E and more, avocados are very important for a healthy body, skin and hair. Eating avocados will help protect and strengthen hair, and improve the appearance of your skin. Stop by Gloria’s Latin Cuisine at Village on the Parkway and order their delicious guacamole to get your fill of avocados (and satisfy your Mexican food craving!) Their guacamole is creamy and made from extra smashed avocados that isn’t too spicy.
Everyone’s favorite fall vegetable is actually really good for your skin. Pumpkin contains many vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin A, which helps to brighten and smooth skin. Indulge in a pumpkin dessert (for health purposes, obviously) by ordering a pumpkin cheesecake from Mad Batter Baker in Addison Circle, available in October and November.
Whether drinking it in your water or applying it directly to your scalp, lemons are a great way to naturally help your skin and hair. The acidic properties in lemon juice can help treat dandruff when squeezed directly on your head and massaged gently for a few minutes. Since lemon is also a good source of vitamin C, adding it to your water and drinking it can help damaged skin for a younger-looking complexion. Pick up the freshest lemons at Whole Foods Market in Addison.