The Beauty Benefits of Pumpkin
It’s pumpkin season and your skin is going to thank you! The fall season has arrived and you know what that means- it’s time for pumpkin!
By now, we’re sure you’ve loaded up on your pumpkin scents, pumpkin decor, and of course, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, but did you know that you should be including pumpkin into your skincare routine too?
Whether you’re adding pumpkin infused products to your cart, or you’re planning a skin care DIY, keep reading to learn all about the beauty benefits of pumpkin (no witch spells necessary).
Pumpkin is anti-aging
Pumpkin is full of Vitamin C, which is one of the most important ingredients in anti-aging skin care products. Vitamin C is an antioxidant and a beta-carotene, both of which have several beauty benefits. Vitamin C and beta-carotene boosts collagen production which helps to reduce signs of aging like wrinkles, fine lines, and pigmentation. The combination also softens the skin and can actually reverse skin damage caused by the harmful rays of the sun.
Pumpkin reduces acne
On top of containing Vitamin C, pumpkin also contains vitamins and minerals like b6, niacin, folate, riboflavin, Vitamin A, and zinc have amazing benefits for your skin. Niacin and folate improve circulation which helps your skin to heal, as well as providing anti-aging benefits. Vitamin A helps to reduce scarring (from acne or otherwise). And, Zinc is a powerful acne treatment by reducing oil production and leveling out hormone levels that can trigger acne breakouts.
Pumpkin can reduce excess oil production
If you have oily skin, pumpkin infused products (or just straight up pumpkin) will work perfectly for you. Since pumpkin is high in Vitamin E and fatty acids it can actually reduce the amount of excess oil your skin produces.
Pumpkin brightens your skin
On top of the brightening elements of Vitamin C, pumpkin also contains enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids which further help to brighten and give a boost to dull skin.