Skin Care Benefits of Pumpkin

It’s no secret that pumpkins rule three months out of the year – yes we know that’s not long enough. Although its most popular association is with patches and lattes, it’s health and skin care benefit is commonly overlooked. If you aren’t on the pumpkin spice trend, perhaps you can get behind the pumpkin skin care trend. Here are some skin benefits of the popular seasonal squash. 

Before we talk about the benefits of pumpkins, it’s crucial to understand the importance of the squash in its raw form. Although PSLs are delicious, when it comes to skin care, nothing compares to a pumpkin in its natural state. No spice, no sugar, no latte.

BRIGHTENS & SMOOTHS

Contains fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), which help to increase cell turnover

BOOSTS COLLAGEN PRODUCTION

Prevents signs of aging with its high contents of Vitamin A and Vitamin C

A GEM FOR ACNE-PRONE SKIN

Zinc in pumpkin seeds helps control hormone levels and oil production

PROTECTION

Pumpkin seeds are high in essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, which are necessary to protect of the skin from environmental pollutions

A NATURAL HEALER

Pumpkin contains beta-carotene, a vitamin A-derivative that decreases wrinkles, helps reduce brown spots and can reverse UV damage

IMMUNITY BOOSTER

High concentrates of Vitamin C helps boost your body’s immunity to fight off colds, the flu and infections

There are countless ways that you can incorporate pumpkin into your skin care routine, especially through face masks, peels, exfoliators, and scrubs. If you’re looking to brighten your skin, mix canned pumpkin, brown sugar, ground coffee, and grated ginger for an antioxidant-rich facial!

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