As we prepare for tomorrow’s feast, temps are dropping – and your beauty routine may be having a tough time. Frizzy hair. Dry skin and cuticles. Sound familiar? If so, here’s the good news. Before you feel guilty about having that whole turkey leg or second glass of red wine, know that both could actually help with your impending-winter woes.

How Cranberries Help Your Skin

According to Dr. David E. Bank, director and founder of The Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery, and Scott-Vincent Borba, celebrity esthetician and author of Cooking Your Way to Gorgeous, dark-meat turkey contains zinc, which helps your body stave off wrinkles. Red wine boasts polyphenols, “an anti-aging superhero.” And cranberries can prevent dental problems and clear up acne and eczema.

Want to know more about sweet potatoes, green beans, and more? Check out the details on huffingtonpost.com. Then go enjoy that second piece of Vitamin A–packed pumpkin pie. Your skin will thank you. And your waistline? It’ll forgive and forget.

By Jess Huckins, Staff Writer

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November 27, 2013