Did you know that Pumpkin has some amazing benefits for the skin too?! October comes, and the first thing that people think of is Pumpkin! Pumpkin flavor in everything from candles to coffee. Don’t just discount this bright orange gourd as a decoration.
What are the benefits of pumpkin in skincare?
Pumpkin contains many vital vitamins that are excellent for sun damaged skin, like Vitamin A (contained in retinol products), and Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that helps correct sun damage, as well as prevents new damage from occurring. Both of these vitamins help to prevent the signs of aging by building collagen.
What else can pumpkin do for the skin?
Those with dry or rough skins will be amazed by the benefits of pumpkin because it contains natural fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids that dissolve dry, dead skin cells. What this means is that a 15 minute pumpkin enzyme mask can leave you with softer, smoother skin. Not only do they increase cell turnover, but they brighten the skin as well.
Is pumpkin good for skin that breaks out?
Yes, pumpkin products are excellent for skin that breaks out, because along with the enzyme properties that it contains, it also contains Vitamin E and Vitamin T (torulitine), as well as Zinc, which fight inflammation, reduce pore size, and help to control excess oil. This is also excellent for rosacea clients who have a lot of redness as the calming properties in pumpkin can soothe.
How can I incorporate the benefits of pumpkin into my skincare routine?
Not only can you make pumpkin masks at home (great if you have a little extra left over after making a pie), but these days you can find pumpkin in many cleansers, toners, serums, and enzyme masks. You can opt to get a pumpkin facial, or even a pumpkin peel!
The molecular structure in pumpkin is small, which means that when applied topically to the skin, it can penetrate deeply and really get to work to solve your issues.
Have you ever tried to use pumpkin in your skincare routine? Let us know in the comments below!