If you're like me, you are in love with all things fall. I'm not sure if pumpkin spice lattes, brightly colored leaves, crisp air, cute sweaters or stylish boots excites me the most. However, I do know that winter will be here before we know it and there isn't a better time than fall to prepare our hair and skin for the harsh temperatures ahead. Fortunately, there are a few fall inspired foods that will help us prep our hair and skin.
1. Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds are loaded with vitamins, minerals and healthy oils that help your hair thrive by strengthening the hair shaft. Also, because pumpkin seeds have Vitamin C, they help produce the oils that naturally occur in your skin.
2. Butternut Squash
Squash has been known as a miracle food because it helps to build collagen. Because squash is high in Vitamin A, it helps produce sebum which is needed for the hair to retain moisture. Vitamin A also helps fight hyperpigmentation in the skin.
3. Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are high in nutrients and help the skin to maintain its elasticity. They also aid in hair growth and fight fine lines and wrinkles.
Due to the high amount of antioxidants in apples, they help fight free radicals and help brighten the skin, allowing it to appear more radiant. Apples have been known for their ability to help balance your pH levels which helps to control dandruff.
Turmeric is a spice that is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties. These anti-inflammatory properties help improve scalp health and fight dandruff. One skin benefit associated with turmeric is that it helps to even the complexion.
The next time you visit the grocery store, make sure you pick up some of these fall inspired foods that will help provide you nourish your hair and skin from the inside out.