Is Pumpkin Good For Your Skin?
If you're anything like me, you LOVE pumpkin. During the months of fall, I indulge in everything pumpkin — pumpkin coffee, pumpkin candles, pumpkin perfume, pumpkin muffins, and even pumpkin skincare!
Yes, you read that right… pumpkin skincare! This fall ingredient that we all know and love comes with a long list of beautifying benefits that will leave your skin glowing. Grab your favorite pumpkin treat and let’s go!
Combats Redness & Inflammation
Key Ingredients: Zinc & Potassium
Pumpkin helps soothe and calm the skin due to it containing zinc and potassium. This is great for those who struggle with natural redness or inflammation of the skin.
Key Ingredient: AHAs
An AHA — or alpha hydroxy acid — is a type of chemical exfoliant that gets rid of the outermost layer of skin. This gets rid of old, dead skin cells and forces new cells to be generated. As a result, a smooth, bright, and supple complexion is revealed. If your skin looks dull or tired, try an AHA once or twice a week!
Increase blood circulation
Key Ingredients: Niacin, Riboflavin, Vitamin b6, and Folate
Next up are the Fabulous Four — Niacin, Riboflavin, Vitamin b6, and Folate. Together, these natural nutrients increase blood flow and circulation. Say hello to even and smooth skin!
Key Ingredient: Vitamin C
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a natural antioxidant. Antioxidants help protect skin cells and keep them healthy!
Reverse UV Damage
Key Ingredient: Betacarotene
Ever wonder why pumpkins are orange? The answer is betacarotene, a precursor to Vitamin A! Betacarotene contains powerful retinol properties that guard the skin against harmful UVA-induced damage. This fights signs of early aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots.
Increase Collagen Production
Key Ingredient: Vitamin A
Speaking of Vitamin A… we just can’t get enough! Vitamin A increases collagen production. Collagen, A.K.A. the star of the skincare world, is the magic medium that keeps the skin looking young, fresh, and supple. More Vitamin A for me, please!
How are you incorporating pumpkin into your skincare routine this fall? Let us know!
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