The season of fall is finally upon us and, with it comes pumpkin flavored everything; skincare included. The popularity of pumpkin during the colder months continues to grow due to its abundance of benefits. Not only does it add a warming spice to your favorite treats, but it serves as a superfood in your fall skincare. Pumpkin is packed with antioxidants and fruit enzymes that stimulate cell turnover, prevent acne and combat free radicals.
Vitamins A and C are found in pumpkin and have healing properties that protect your skin against free radicals.
Free radicals are small molecules that break down your collagen and cause aging in your skin. Vitamins A and C work to strengthen your collagen, which is responsible for skin elasticity. This makes pumpkin a powerful ingredient in your skincare for people looking to combat wrinkles and texture issues.
Beta-Carotene, a derivative of Vitamin A, also fights free radicals in the skin and helps your complexion remain radiant and youthful. You can find this powerful antioxidant in pumpkin and use it to reverse UV damage and discoloration. Melanin is prone to sun damage and discoloration and can be hard to combat during the fall. Dry, cold weather dries out the moisture in your skin, which can cause dry patches that leave dark marks. Treating your skin to a moisturizer or face mask that contains pumpkin this fall will pack your skin with Beta-Carotene, leaving your melanin with a rich glow.
Cold weather can also weaken your cell turnover, causing dullness in the skin.
Pumpkin contains alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) and fruit enzymes that stimulate cell turnover and eliminates dead skin. Pumpkin easily penetrates the skin, making it easier for the fruit enzymes to unclog your pores and break away dead layers. AHAs are great for combatting acne, eczema, and sun damage due to their deep exfoliating properties. These pumpkin enzymes work against the harsh cold weather by keeping your skin looking vibrant and smooth.
Pumpkin is a must-have in your skincare this fall if you need to give your skin a healing boost and want to minimize redness. Zinc is found in pumpkin seeds and has soothing properties that fight acne and inflammation. Zinc regulates hormone levels and oil production, which are two main causes of breakouts. Acne-prone skin can worsen during the fall and be hard to keep under control. With the help of zinc, pumpkin is your go-to for combatting irritability and will leave your skin looking flawless.