Pumpkin Benefits For The Skin
Updated: Oct 9, 2022
It's spoooky season y'all! It is officially my favorite time of year, as the next few months lead right up to the holidays, which means quality time spent with family and appreciating what we have.
Before I go any further, I wanted to make a quick mention about Hurricane Ian, and send some love and light to all those who were affected by it. As someone who was born and raised in Florida, and grew up in Naples, I am so deeply saddened by the devastation it has caused so many people and the areas surrounding it. I am still in absolute disbelief at the wreck and havoc it has caused, and my heart goes out to all those who suffered a loss during this tragic event. I'm keeping all of you in my prayers during this time.
When fall rolls around, pumpkin spice everything is in full effect. I love a good PSL as much as the next person, but I also love pumpkin because of the amazing benefits it has for the skin and body. This is also when we can roll out our pumpkin facials and body wraps and include it in our body contouring treatments, and provide some powerful nutrients and extra nourishment to the skin.
While we can't drink a pumpkin spice latte every day for the superb pumpkin benefits (or can we?!), we can always apply it to our skin and soak in all it's orange goody-ness!
With the cooler months and the Halloween party bashes coming up, we could use some pumpkin to help plump up the pores for post recovery and some R&R. Once fall hits, you can literally find pumpkin everywhere and in everything, so it makes sense to take full advantage of the season.
So what about pumpkin is so beneficial for the skin?
Well, for starters, pumpkin has the highest content of naturally occurring vitamin A (retinol), salicylic acid, and beta carotene, all of which help to minimize scars, regenerate skin cells and decrease wrinkles and dark spots. It also contains alpha hydroxy acids, which leads to a radiant glowing complexion.
Here are 5 benefits of pumpkin face masks: