Natural Skin Care Benefits of Pumpkin

The Natural Skin Care Benefits Of Pumpkin

Pumpkin lattes, pumpkin pies, pumpkin shakes — how about pumpkin face masks? While pumpkins may taste great, did you know they can actually work wonders on your skin?

It’s true. Pumpkins are rich in vitamins, including vitamins A and C; they’re also rich in nutrients necessary for healthy and radiant skin.

So instead of dumping that canned pumpkin into a pie or carving your fresh pumpkin into a jack-o’-lantern, why not use it on your skin?

The skin care benefits of pumpkin:

Anti-Wrinkle

Pumpkin is great for use on all skin types. And for those of us in the Valley, most have their fair share of sun-damaged skin. This is where the Vitamin A in pumpkins step in, reversing the summer’s sun damage, soothing and softening skin. Vitamin C, on the other hand, is an antioxidant that can help to remedy damage produced by free radicals. It naturally firms the skin and protects it against wrinkles by stimulating the growth of collagen.

At-Home Treatment: Pumpkin Face Mask

Mix 2 tbsp. of cooked pumpkin and 1 tbsp. of honey, and apply all over your face. Leave the mixture on for about 10 to 15 minutes, and wash off.

Fuschia Spa’s Product Pick:

Eminence Pumpkin Cream Body Wrap, Photo: us.eminenceorganics.comEminence Pumpkin Body WrapThe body wrap is full of rich vitamins and enzymes that stimulates blood flow and exfoliates as it nourishes your skin — all over your body. The full-body service removes your body’s toxins so you feel younger from the inside out. Fuchsia Spa is offering the Pumpkin Body Wrap for only $99 through the end of November.

Exfoliation

For those who have dry, cracked hands and feet, pumpkin contains natural enzymes that help to dissolve dry skin cells and promote new cell production. Pumpkin foot care products are effective for hydrating, soothing and softening dry skin.

At-Home Treatment: Heels Balm

Mix 2 tbsp. of pumpkin and 2 tbsp. of Vaseline, and massage on your clean heels nightly. Put on cotton socks for a deep moisturizing treatment.

Fuschia Spa’s Product Pick:

Skin by Ann Webb Pumpkin Exfoliating, Photo: skinbyannwebb.comSkin By Ann Webb Exfoliating Peel In PumpkinThe enzymes in pumpkins are natural skin exfoliates that get rid of the summer’s dry skin and promotes the production of new skin cells.

Anti-Acne

In addition to Vitamins A and C, pumpkins also contain Vitamins E and T, more commonly known as torulitine. These vitamins promote healthier skin by fighting a pimple’s inflammation, minimizing pores to combat future breakouts and controlling excess oil.

At-Home Treatment: Pumpkin Rub

After you’ve washed your face, rub the fleshy side of a piece of fresh pumpkin on your face twice. This will act as a natural, blemish-fighting toner.

Fuschia Spa’s Product Pick:

Eminence Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel 5%, Photo: us.eminenceorganics.com

Eminence Yam and Pumpkin Enzyme PeelPerfect for all skin types to prevent and help fight the signs of aging, hydrate skin, produce collagen and remove dead skin cells that can clog pores and make you look older. The Yam Pulp Purée is high in Vitamins A and C that smooth and heal the skin; and the Pumpkin Pulp Purée is rich in enzymes, beta-carotene, amino acids and antioxidants to fight the signs of aging and remove dead skin cells — leaving you looking more youthful and radiant in under 10 minutes.

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