The Benefits of Pumpkin for The Skin

The Skinsmith | 21st October 2021

Effects Of Pumpkin On The Skin

When you think of pumpkin you probably think carving it for Halloween, pumpkin spiced lattes and delicious pie, but did you know that this super fruit also has surprising benefits for the skin?

Is Pumpkin a Fruit or Vegetable?

It may surprise you to know that Pumpkins are botanically categorised as a fruit.  They belong to the Cucurbitaceae family, along with other squash like courgette and butternut. Fruits grow from a flowering part of the plant and hold seeds in their flesh, so although the pumpkins seen at Halloween are not naturally sweet, they are fruit.

Super Ingredients

From seeds to the flesh, pumpkins are loaded with vitamins A, B1, B6 and C, plus omega 3 and 6, as well as potassium, magnesium and zinc which all play a role in improving the complexion.

Anti-Ageing Benefits

Pumpkins contain fruit enzymes which offer a much gentler alternative to traditional exfoliation methods like acids or scrubs.  They also contain AHA’s (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) that break down dead skin cells. By removing dead skin cells, normal cell regeneration speeds up which results in smoother, brighter skin.  The added benefits of antioxidant-rich vitamin A and C, magnesium and zinc also help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Fights Free Radicals

Free radicals can be found everywhere around us from the sun’s UV rays to environmental aggressors such as pollution and cigarette smoke. They are responsible for breaking down our skin’s collagen resulting in skin blemishes like fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots.

Beta-carotene (a derivative of Vitamin A) found in pumpkins, helps in reducing UV damage and improves uneven skin tone and dark spots.

Combats Dry Skin

Pumpkin has the power to penetrate deep into the skin to provide deep hydration. Due to the antioxidant-rich powers of vitamin A and C and essential fatty acids, they help soften and soothe dry skin.

Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel

If the many skin boosting benefits has piqued your interest in pumpkin power, then we’re sure you’ll love Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel. This delicious puree of yams and pumpkins accelerate the exfoliation process to peel away dead skin cells, reducing pigmentation, fine lines and sun damage. The natural enzyme content also increases collagen production to leave skin firm and radiant with increased elasticity.

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