14 Fall Foods With Pretty Impressive Beauty Benefits

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PumpkinPerhaps the most famous of all fall foods, pumpkin packs a major punch of nourishment, even in small amounts — especially for your skin. “Pumpkins are an ultimate beauty food because they’re rich in beta-carotene, which our body converts into the natural wrinkle smoother, vitamin A (aka natural retinol),” says Serena Poon, celebrity chef and holistic nutritionist. “Vitamin A also helps protect our cells and skin from damaging free radicals in the environment and is important for eye health and age-related diseases.”

Pumpkin is also chock-full of additional vitamins and minerals such as zinc, an excellent acne-fighter and promoter of cell turnover for renewal. “It’s also full of natural enzymes which make it great for a topical mask to dissolve flaky skin cells,” Poon says.

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This content is strictly the opinion of Chef Serena Poon and is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Serena nor the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.

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