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Pumpkins: A Skin Care Trick That Will Treat Your Skin

Ghosts and goblins, cobwebs and tombstones. It’s Halloween again, and more than all those spooky decorations, pumpkins prevail! In fact, pumpkins are everywhere: decorating your house, carved with spooky or funny faces on your porch, or baked in just about anything and everything (what did we ever do before the pumpkin-spiced latte?). 

Looking for a skin care trick that will treat your skin? A lesser known fact about pumpkins is how they are great for your skin! Pumpkins are filled with antioxidants, and as we all know, your skin loooves antioxidants.

Because of pumpkin’s high levels of antioxidants, it is especially helpful to skin that has been damaged due to excessive sun exposure. Pumpkin is chock full of vitamins A and C; vitamin A is great for soothing and softening up the skin’s surface, vitamin C helps to fight against free radicals that damage the skin. Pumpkins also contain AHA’s (alpha hydroxy acid) in abundance, which is great for sun damaged skin because they work to exfoliate and clear old, damaged skin, allowing new skin to shine through. AHA’s may also increase the natural production of elastin and collagen found in the skin. The compound also helps to clear up uneven pigmentation and roughness of the skin.

In addition to eating this superfood, pumpkins are great to use as an at-home mask or facial treatment. Pumpkin face masks are rich in vitamin A, C, and zinc; antioxidants that your skin will be happy to devour for you. Looking for a great “natural” approach to skin care that won’t break the bank and is gentle on your skin? Using this natural product is a safe, easy, and effective way to improve the look and feel of your skin. So, this Halloween season, don’t waste the inside of a pumpkin during carving; instead, save some pumpkin and add it to a facial mask!