Autumn can play some cruel tricks on your complexion with its chilly weather and winds, which can leave the skin dehydrated. Fortunately for us, pumpkin—the icon for the season, is the perfect natural skin care companion, because it’s laden with hydrating properties that nourish tired and dry skin instantly, giving you a healthy glow anytime your skin needs a boost!
When applied topically to the skin, pumpkins offer many anti-aging skin care benefits. Loaded with antioxidants, beta-carotene, anti-aging vitamins A, E and C, as well as zinc and anti-inflammatory benefits, pumpkins are an excellent skin care ingredient for all skin types, especially environmentally damaged or sensitive skin. They even possess natural UV protectors – making them the perfect solution to keeping your face smooth and wrinkle-free!
Pumpkin pulp contains skin-saving antioxidants, which can effectively prevent (and minimize) redness and inflammation, as well as slow the signs of aging skin. In addition, they boast powerful enzymes that help to cleanse the skin, and are rich in alpha-hydroxy acids which can aid in minimizing the appearance of those fine lines and even help with freckles, age spots, and rough skin. Several cosmetics and beauty product companies are creating skin care products that contain pumpkin enzymes as a leading ingredient. The enzymes found in pumpkins dissolve dead skin cells, which means pumpkins are a great chemical exfoliant.
So, after you carve your pumpkin, try using the scraps and indulge your skin with some DIY treats designed to exfoliate and hydrate for sexy, smooth and rejuvenated skin! Or explore some pumpkin skin care products and treatments. Now we have a reason to love pumpkins all year long!