Hooray for Pumpkin in Skin Care!
Pumpkin has been touted as a “superfood” for some time now. Rich in healthy carotenoids and other disease-fighting nutrients such as potassium, vitamin A, magnesium, vitamin C, pantothenic acid, and vitamin E – as well as fiber – pumpkin certainly lives up to its “superfood” status.
So, how does pumpkin help skin?
With all the healthy nutrients packed into pumpkin, eating it is of course good for the skin, as well as for the rest of the body. But pumpkin also has amazing benefits when used topically, as its small molecular structure allows for good skin penetration. The fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids in pumpkin aid in the removal of dead skin cells, helping to bring fresh skin cells to the surface. The vitamin A in pumpkin also helps boost cell renewal.
Antioxidant vitamin C is found in abundance in pumpkin – helping to fight free radical damage and to support collagen production; and the minerals copper and zinc found in pumpkin helps calm skin inflammation.
Fermented pumpkin is great for the skin
Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Ferment Extract brings the best of all of pumpkin’s many attributes into the skin care realm. Fermented pumpkin extract acts as a gentle, yet incredibly effective, exfoliant – shedding dead skin cells, encouraging healthy cell renewal, and supporting the skin rejuvenation process. Pumpkin Ferment Extract can help hydrate, smooth, and brighten up your complexion.
Prepare your skin with pumpkin
While pumpkin on its own has some pretty impressive skin care credentials, always keep in mind the importance of a great exfoliant. Pumpkin’s gentle but effective exfoliation allows skin to be more receptive to the other great benefits of the pumpkin – as well as any additional skin care ingredients you’re using. You’ll find that Mellisa B Naturally’s Pumpkin & Coconut Exfoliating Mask softens, smooths, soothes, and rejuvenates skin.