Benefits of Pumpkin on Your Skin
2nd November 2014
Edible products have long been known as alternatives to expensive beauty creams and serums. Typically a seasonal ingredient, if you can find it, pumpkin can be used year-round to help improve the condition of your skin from the inside and out.
Pumpkin is a highly nutritional food, packed with good vitamins and minerals. It's full of Vitamin A, which improves eyesight and soothes the skin, as well as Vitamin C, which boosts the immune system and acts as an antioxidant.
Pumpkin also contains alpha- and beta-carotene, which are thought to prevent visible signs of ageing and reduce the likelihood of health issues such as tumours, cataracts, and heart disease.
These positive effects of pumpkin are not just absorbed through eating it, but can also be absorbed externally by applying it directly to the skin.
Rubbing pumpkin directly on your skin is said to exfoliate dry and dead skin cells, allowing new cells to regenerate quicker. It also accelerates cell repair, helping to restore and reverse skin damage caused from the sun and other elements. Ultimately, this leaves you with tighter and clearer skin.
But pumpkin isn't the only thing that can keep your skin looking fresh. There are a number of different skin peels and treatments you can get that are administered by experienced professionals, guaranteeing you better results than at home experiments like a pumpkin face mask.
As each person's skin is different, it's important to consult with an expert dermatologist about which treatment is best for you.