When you think about Thanksgiving and Christmas, what's your first thought? Presents? Seeing family? Delicious holiday feast? There are so many exciting things happening during the holidays that it's easy to forget to take care of your skin and body. We love eating delicious feasts during the holidays, but something we don't consider is that certain foods cause breakouts on our skin.
Certain dishes might be some of our favorite foods to eat during the holidays, but maybe we should consider eating in moderation or use a substitution. Here are 3 dishes to try and avoid this holiday:
Fried Turkey: Even though fried turkey is the main dish for all Thanksgiving feasts, any fried food is detrimental to your skin and diet. Eating a lot of oil and grease can lead to pimples and age spots. Consider roasting your turkey or even eating a roasted chicken for your Thanksgiving meal.
Mashed Potatoes: We love creamy, buttery mashed potatoes at the dinner table. It's so hard to resist! Mashed potatoes are all about carb overload, which can cause acne and breakouts. Try a sweet potato casserole. Sweet potatoes are known to have powerful skin-enhancing properties to help promote new skin cell growth.
Eggnog: Drinking eggnog on Christmas can be tasty but has its downsides. But if you love Eggnog, consider drinking in moderation this holiday. Eggnog consists of dairy, which contains hormones, and produces lots of oil. Drinking too much dairy can leave you with oily skin, which is not what we want over this holiday season.
We're not saying to completely remove all of these delicious items off the dinner table this holiday. Just consider enjoying it in moderation or using other yummy substitutes. Too much can cause issues that we definitely do not want to face later. Think about what is best for your skin and health this holiday!