When you think pumpkin, you probably think Cinderella riding at the back of a Pumpkin turned Coach, dancing with Prince Charming then running away by midnight leaving behind her glass slipper.
Or you probably think about Pumpkin pie straight out of the oven and it just makes all your senses tingle.
However, that majestic, delicious fruit magically turned into a carriage works wonders for your skin, hair and overall health.
Other than filling up your belly and being a coach you can ride in to meet your prince, here are some amazing benefits of Pumpkin on your skin.
Much like the Hibiscus plant, Pumpkins are a great source of Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant and beta-carotene which helps in improving skin texture and reversing skin damage caused by UV rays. They also help promote the production of collagen, which in turn improves skin tone and elasticity.
Treatment of Acne
Acne is everyone’s enemy, I tell you. However, Pumpkins to the rescue! Pumpkins are full of B vitamins such as niacin, riboflavin, B6 and folate. All these vitamins act together to improve and increase circulation, which in turn improves cell turnover and renewal.
Pumpkin seeds also contain Zinc which help to control hormone levels and oil production as well as help in the healing of the skin.
A natural exfoliant, pumpkins contain natural enzymes which help to dissolve dead and dry skin cells. This leaves skin feeling brightened and renewed.
Improves the skin’s barrier properties
Harsh weather such as Winter and even Summer have damaging effects on the skin. Fortunately, the essential fatty acids and Vitamin E found in pumpkin seeds can help maintain and fortify the skin’s natural barrier function.
Gets rid of oily skin
Pumpkins contain proteins which are known to remove toxins and other impurities that might be clogging up our pores leaving us with oily, acne prone skin.