Monday, September 10, 2012

Benefits of Pumpkin in Skincare

As the leaves start to turn, the air has a touch of crisp, cool bluster;  we begin to adjust to the fall elements. Important changes include skincare products, wardrobe, hairstyles and accessories! Personally, my hair color usually follows the season.  Bright baby blonde's for summer and caramel highlights for fall.  The necklace turns to scarves (which I adore), the lighter moisturizing facial cream becomes heavier due to the cold, dry air. Several years ago while doing research, I learned that Pumpkin is not only wonderful in a pie, but is amazing for the skin.  Granted eating pie will make you happy, the pumpkin seeds are highly nutritious as well! Make a very healthy snack or salad topping. We are currently working on some new pumpkin products for our Yummy line, but in the mean time here are some interesting facts about pumpkin we thought you might like to know.

Pumpkin is excellent for use on all skin types, but especially if your skin is damaged from environmental conditions such as overexposure to the sun. Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A, which soothes and softens your skin, and vitamin C, an antioxidant that can help to remedy damage produced by free radicals. Pumpkin facial masks, moisturizers and peels nourish your skin and promote the absorption of these nutrients.

Skin care products containing pumpkin such as exfoliators and moisturizers can be used on all skin types to help remove old surface skin cells and promote new cell production. Pumpkin contains natural enzymes that help to dissolve dry skin cells. Due to the high enzyme content, pumpkin foot care products are also very effective for hydrating, soothing and softening dry, cracked hands and feet.

If you suffer from acne, blemishes or frequent breakouts, your skin could benefit from pumpkin anti-acne products. Pumpkin contains the acne fighting vitamin E. Pumpkin skin toners, peels and anti-acne masks promote healthier skin by fighting inflammation, reducing pore size, controlling excess oil and preventing the appearance of pimples, blackheads and blemishes.

At home pumpkin lip scrub...

1 Tbsp Pumpkin Puree
1 Tsp Cane Sugar
Mix well.
Apply small amount to lips and gently rub together for exfoliation!

Have a Yummy day!

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