Every fall, like clockwork, the pumpkin obsession begins anew with the return of pumpkin pies, pumpkin candles, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes. While these treats are popular in the fall did you know that pumpkin has amazing benefits for your skin too?
Pumpkin fruit contains enzymes that act as alpha hydroxy acids which increase cell turnover rate to brighten your skin. This means that any overly pigmented cells can be removed faster so that fresh new cells can take its place.
Pumpkin seed extract contains proteases, a type of enzyme that helps dissolve protein which can help exfoliate dead skin.
VITAMINS A & C
Pumpkin fruit is also chock full of vitamins A and C whose antioxidants help protect your skin. They are also crucial for your skin to make new collagen that can also help keep skin firm and full. Vitamin C is especially good for fading dark spots, which can also be a win win!
Pumpkin is naturally high in zinc. Zinc is great for acne prone skin because it has anti-inflammatory properties. Topical zinc can reduce oil production and remove acne causing bacteria from skin.
Pumpkin is a great source for beta carotene. Beta-Carotene is a form of vitamin A that can help fight off UV damage in the skin.
PUMPKIN SKINCARE PRODUCTS
If you'd like to try some skincare with this amazing ingredient, check these out.
Pumpkin Spice (Firming Face Mask)
We always make our pumpkin crush face mask fresh to order with additional ingredients to work in harmony with your skin! The pumpkin enzyme mask speeds up skin turnover to help fade dark spots much quicker and reduce likelihood of breakouts! Rest assured that it's packed with ingredients that will keep skin moisturized, so you don't have to worry about it drying out your skin.
Pumpkin Créme (Face or Body Cream)
The high vitamin, mineral and omega content makes Pumpkin Seed Oil an excellent lifting oil for dry, mature and also damaged skin. Therefore, it has tremendous benefits for the skin in terms of retaining moisture, fighting free radicals and maintaining a youthful appearance. It helps to support the health and structure of the skin, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles and signs of aging
Pumpkin Fusion (Lip Balm)
With organic virgin coconut oil, organic cocoa butter and organic beeswax, your lip moisture locks in and stays put with a deeply enriched, soothing feeling that only nature’s ingredients can provide. So keep your lips smooth and silky while you put your pucker in pumpkin paradise!