Pumpkin Paradise for the Skin!
Now that we’re entering September, everyone’s cravings for pumpkin and pumpkin spice everything is growing rapidly! When cooking for your family or an event, ordering somewhere, or even just thinking about ingredients in general this fall, you can use pumpkin, knowing it has so many health benefits for the skin!
Pumpkin is a strong fighter against aging, as the fatty acids, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C in it softens the skin and boosts collagen. In addition to this, it contains beta-carotene, which reverses UV and other kinds of skin damage, while improving the skin’s texture and elasticity. This not only prevents aging, but prevents radical damage and things that can lead to skin cancer!
The fruit enzymes in pumpkin, as well as the alpha hydroxy acids in it help to keep skin bright and smooth! If used in a topical form, in a mask or treatment, pumpkin puree will add the perfect amounts of moisture to the skin that you need in the fall!
If you’re more on the oily side of the spectrum, fatty acids and Vitamin E in pumpkin ingredients will regulate the sebum and lessen or prevent the oil.
When you’re making those delicious treats with pumpkin seeds in them, you can know that you’re aiding in the prevention and treatment of acne when eating them! Zinc in the seeds helps to control oil and hormone levels that tend to cause acne.
After hearing all of the benefits the sweet, cozy pumpkin has to offer, you likely are likely very ready to make some delicious, healthy treats, or to treat your skin directly! When used as a mask or applied directly to the skin, pumpkin has a small molecular structure which allows its ingredients to get deeper in the skin to start working. So no matter how you choose to treat yourself or your friends and family with pumpkin products this autumn, just know how much your skin thanks you!
Pumpkin Paradise for the Skin! was last modified: November 15th, 2018 by MAC