How’s your skin looking these days? It is National Healthy Skin Month so now is the time to take a close look! Just because the strong summer sun is gone doesn’t mean your skin is in the clear. Dermatologists warn against the winter sun and its damaging affects, especially for those who partake in winter sports such as skiing. Applying a good slather of high SPF sunblock every day is crucial to protecting against the sun’s harmful rays.
Along with regular 6 month check-ups, dermatologists also recommend getting to know your skin on an intimate level. Become familiar with your moles and freckles. What shape are they, what size, what color? Perform a monthly check-in with your moles looking for any changes in their size, shape, and color. These are the first signs of a skin problem that needs to be addressed. Booking an appointment with your Dermatologist immediately upon finding a worrisome mole highly increases your chance of survival should dangerous cancer cells be found.
Spinach Fruit and Nut Salad Ingredients
Keeping your skin healthy from the inside is just as important as taking steps to protect it from the outside. I’ve whipped up a wonderful salad full of all the nutrients and vitamins your skin needs to stay healthy, and youthful. Think of it as a power meal for your skin! It contains plenty of the essential Vitamins A, E, C, and B complex which help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, fight free radicals, stimulate the production of collagen, and create that “youthful glow” we are always chasing after. Topping the salad with Litehouse’s OPA Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dressing gives it that satisfying “cheating” taste while keeping the calorie count nice and low! No blowing a healthy dish with over fattening dressing today! We’ve got Holiday dresses to fit into ladies!
Adding the Dressing to Spinach Fruit and Nut Salad
Whether you are seriously concerned with the health of your skin, or simply wanting to look fabulously “glowy” for the holidays this salad is an all around winner. I like to make a huge batch and store it in my fridge. Lunch becomes as easy as reaching in for a few handfuls and topping it with the OPA Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dressing. Mild greens, sweet fruit, crunchy nuts, salty seeds, and creamy tangy dressing make this salad absolutely irresistible. If I’m not feeling too lazy I’ll cook up chicken breast to order, or simply top it with deli lunch meat. I could seriously eat it every single day of my life. Now if only I could commit to that I’d probably weigh 10 lbs. less and have skin that glows brighter than my Christmas Tree. Whip up a big batch and eat this salad every day for a week, along with drinking plenty of water, and you are sure to have a lovely Holiday glow in no time. Not to mention you will be taking steps to improve the overall health of the largest organ on your body! To learn more about National Healthy Skin Month visit http://www.lef.org/protocols/Disease-Awareness-Month/Healthy-Skin-Month.htm
Ready to Eat Spinach Fruit and Nut Salad