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Friday, October 8, 2010

Get Glowing Skin with This Fall Treat

Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons, thanks to changing leaves and autumn harvests. And you can have beautiful skin to match with this fall treat: pumpkin.
This festive orange squash is rich in key nutrients that help keep skin healthy and fend off wrinkle-causing damage, according to Allison Tannis, author of Feed Your Skin, Starve Your Wrinkles.
Pumpkin Face
If you don't get enough vitamin A in your diet, your skin might get dry, writes Tannis. But pumpkin is loaded with beta carotene -- an antioxidant your body converts into vitamin A. Just a quarter cup of canned pumpkin provides over 4,000 micrograms of beta carotene. Canned pumpkin also provides you with a little iron, another skin-supporting nutrient. It's necessary for the formation of collagen, a protein that helps skin stay firm and smooth. And as a bonus, pumpkin also serves up wrinkle-fighting vitamin C

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