From Halloween to Thanksgiving Pumpkin is Your Beauty Secret
‘Tis the season for pumpkins and pumpkin skin care. From Halloween to Thanksgiving, pumpkins are the decoration of choice for many houses, the food of choice for many meals, and the ingredient of choice for many of your beauty needs. Whether you are eating pumpkin or putting it on your skin, this fruit (it’s technically in the “berry” family) is packed full of nutrients that will help your skin glow wherever you go this holiday season.
Why is pumpkin so good for your skin?
- Vitamins A and C in pumpkins help soften skin and boost collagen production to prevent the signs of aging.
- Fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids (AHA’s) are natural exfoliators that help dissolve dry skin cells, increase cell turnover and lead to a brighter, more radiant complexion.
- Great for all skin types, pumpkin contains antioxidants that minimize free-radical damage and the aging affects they have on skin.
- Carotenoids, the plant pigment that gives pumpkins their orange hue, is a wrinkle-fighting powerhouse that helps slow down cellular aging. It also helps to reverse UV damage from the sun!
- Pumpkins are rich in copper and zinc, which helps protect cell membranes, maintain collagen and promote skin renewal.
Are you feeling the pumpkin power? Let’s take a closer look at this seasonal favorite. As mentioned before, the pumpkin is not a vegetable; it’s a fruit. There are four species that are considered pumpkins, but only one is the species that most people would recognize as the traditional pumpkin used for carving jack-o-lanterns or baking pies. Pumpkins are thought to have originated in North America. The oldest evidence of pumpkin-related seeds date back to between 7000 and 5500 BC.
Now we’re sure you’re looking at the pumpkin with a little more interest than before! Incorporate it into your beauty routine this fall with our five favorite ways to beautify with pumpkin.
- Sprinkle pumpkin seeds on your salad (roast them first for added flavor) to help your body build strong, healthy cells.
- Pick up our Cell Reboot Ageless Mask which contains pumpkin (aka Cucurbita pepo) which helps this breakthrough skin care formula exfoliate, tighten, lift and cleanse, revealing brighter, more radiant skin in just one use.*
- Restore dry hair with a DIY pumpkin conditioner. Mix ½ can of pumpkin puree, ¼ cup of yogurt, 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.
- After a workout, eat one cup of cooked pumpkin. It has almost 100 milligrams more potassium than a banana, which helps restore the body’s balance of electrolytes and keeps muscles functioning at their best.
- Rehydrate your cells with canned pumpkin, which is nearly 90% water. It’s also high in fiber which will help you feel fuller longer.
So, go ahead, indulge in a little pumpkin this Holiday season. Your skin will thank you for it!
*Study on file.