PUMPKIN POWER: SKIN BENEFITS

Pumpkin is just about EVERYWHERE right now – pumpkin lotions, lattes, desserts, and candles. (I mean, you can’t turn a street corner without seeing an ad for Starbucks’ PSL, am I right?) This autumn ingredient just tastes and smells so wonderful that it’s hard not to love it. But, pumpkin is more than just a seasonal treat – it can actually help your skin and make you look more radiant. Read below about pumpkin power and how it can benefit your skin:

Pumpkin-Spice-Latte-Mug, pumpkin powerPumpkin Power – Vitamins

 

Pumpkin is packed with essential vitamins and antioxidants that give you healthy and glowing skin. Plus, the ingredient is super amazing for your overall health. Pumpkin is a great source of vitamin C, which protects your delicate skin from fine lines and wrinkles. And, vitamin C promotes collagen production! Anti-aging properties and collagen production? That’s a win-win situation.

 

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Even the seeds?

 

This fall superfood is also a fabulous source of vitamin B, which helps fight acne, improve circulation under the surface of your skin, and increase cell turnover. And if you love the seeds, good news for you! Pumpkin seeds are rich in fatty acids that regulate oil production in the skin, which is great for oily or acne-prone skin. The zinc found in pumpkin seeds will even help heal your skin after a breakout.

 

pumpkin-masque, pumpkin powerExfoliation

Pumpkin masks and facials are also SO good for your skin. These spa treatments are designed to help your skin absorb all of the antioxidants and vitamins mentioned above. Also, since pumpkin molecules are so tiny, they are a great source of exfoliation because they can penetrate deeper into the skin. As a result, your skin will glow in no time.

 

So, what are you waiting for – go ahead and indulge in this fall favorite! What’s your go-to pumpkin treat?

 

-xo Karli