It’s that wonderful time of year where Pumpkin spice is back, and everything is nice! What if I told you that big orange ball you’re carving, eating, chucking, etc.is great for your skin?! Yes, you heard right, pumpkins are not only delicious and fun for decorations, but have incredible benefits for your skin and diet.
Pumpkins are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidative plant compounds which are amazing for overall health. Now that you know how beneficial pumpkin can be, lets dive in and explore these benefits.
Pumpkin is packed with an assortment of vitamins and nutrients that can penetrate deep into the skin providing excellent results for acne, anti-aging, texture, dehydrated skin, uneven skin tone, etc. When using pumpkin for skin care there are many different options for treating such as: cleansers, masks, enzymes, scrubs, D.I.Y. products etc. Although there is a lot out of pumpkin skin care out there, you should always consult with a skin care professional for proper use and routine.
Pumpkin contains zinc which helps control hormone levels and oil production, as well as assists with healing of the skin. It is also rich in vitamins such as niacin, riboflavin, B6 and folate which improve circulation and fights acne.
Aging is something we all deal with and although pumpkin isn’t a magic potion, it has shown to improve signs of aging. They are full of nutrients and vitamins such as A, C and E which help fight signs of aging. Vitamin A stimulates collagen and elasticity, vitamin C protects against damaging free radicals and vitamin E hydrates the skin.
Brightens skin with alpha hydroxy acids (AHA’s) which works by naturally exfoliating off dull skin cells to soften, brighten and smooth the skin. It also includes minerals like zinc and copper, which both aid in fading dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
Did you know that the food you eat also has a huge impact on your skin? We all love a delicious pumpkin pie or latte full of sugar, but when eaten in a healthy manner has numerous health benefits.
- Low in calories
- High in fiber
- Boosts immunity
- Boosts mood and fights stress
- Reduces risks of heart disease and cancer
Ready to incorporate pumpkin into your skin care regimen? Schedule a pumpkin facial
this month and experience the awesome results it provides!