Pumpkin ~ 3 Reasons to Rub It All Over Your Skin

by 12 September 19, 2009 0 Comments

Girl With Pumpkin

While the pumpkins are a plenty this fall and you are carving those Halloween jack-o-lanterns, keep the pulp and give your face a good rub!  Your body will thank you for it.  Why?  Read on. 

1.  Anti-Aging:  Pumpkin is more than a veggie for Halloween carving . . . it contains more than 100 beneficial nutrients, which are used in skin care to help reverse the signs of aging.  Pumpkin is a rich source of anti-oxidants, vitamins and enzymes that act like alpha hydroxy acids (which have been proven to promote younger looking skin by increasing the rate of cell renewal and hydration in the windy, cooler autumn and winter months.

2.  Skin Nourishment:  Fresh and cooked pumpkin is loaded with Vitamin A, C, E and beta carotene.  These essential nutrients absorb quickly and deeply into the skin for top notch nourishment.  When used as a facial masque or peel, followed by a safe toner and moisturizer, skin gets an instant boost of vitamins, promoting a healthy, glowing appearance - without the extra calories!

3.  Anti-Inflammatory:  Pumpkin masques help acne prone skin.  Inherent nutrients are naturally soothing and anti-inflammatory, helping skin recover from acne related damage.

Look for do-it-yourself pumpkin masque recipe here on our blog in the weeks to come. 

Do you have any other ideas on how to use some of the over-abundance of pumpkins this fall?  Let us know.  Comment below.