Fall is in the air and pumpkins are abound!! Seen on nearly every door stoop and in every supermarket, growing on many acres of farm land all to satiate our affinity for these fine berries. Yes, you read right! Often thought of as a fruit, sometimes as a vegetable, but in truth these fine orange specimens are berries. Another little known fact of pumpkins is: they are chalked full of skin purifying nutrients and vitamins!!!
Vitamins A and C:
These work together to increase the bodies ability to produce collagen, the scaffolding structures in our skin. They help maintain tight healthy and youthful skin while aiding in fine lines and wrinkles.
Fruit Enzymes and Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA):
Increase healthy cell turn over and rejuvenation. Together these work as natural exfoliants sloughing off the dead and dying cells, and bringing nutrients to the new layers of healthy skin below. This helps to maintain a bright, beautiful, and smooth skin complexion
Assists in hormonal balancing and as well as sebum (skin oil) production. Helping the body find a natural balance between too much and too little oil production. Is a great nutrient for acne sufferers.
Above are the key players of nutrients that help fortify and feed the skin in pumpkin oil. However it also touts iron, multiple phytonutrients and other vitamins such as Vitamin E and K. All in all pumpkin seed oil is a good option either as a stand alone facial oil or part of a formula in the oils that you use on your face and body.
Until Next Time,