Linus was on to something when he waited patiently year after year for
the Great Pumpkin to appear on Halloween. He must have known then, that
not only are pumpkins great for pies and carving scary Jack O' Lantern's
but that they are amazing for your skin. Pumpkin is packed full of
AHA's and fruit enzymes that dissolve dead skin and promote cell
turnover. This creates brighter, smoother, younger looking skin. Knowing
this I would have waited with Linus too!
Pumpkin is great
for all types of skin. But it is fantastic on skin that has been damaged
by the sun and for those who suffer from Acne. So for you sun Goddess's
out there pumpkin has great antioxidants including vitamin A. This
softens and soothes the skin while boosting collagen production to help
prevent further signs of aging. It also has a healthy dose of vitamin C
which combats free radicals which in turn helps to even the skin tone.
For the unlucky among us that have a pretty little glass jar of eye
cream next to the tube of zit cream you will love what pumpkin can do
for you!! The active enzymes in pumpkin literally eat the dead skin
cells that are clogging your pores. This keeps those pores clear. That
isn't even the best part, it also contains vitamin E and torulitine
which have anti-inflammatory properties helping to reduce pore size and
they help control oil production. So pumpkin then prevents future
breakouts as well!
So celebrate fall with pumpkin. Bake a
pie, carve something scary for the porch, you can even catapult one
across a field if that's your thing. But this year do your skin a favor
and add a pumpkin facial to the itinerary. You will be pleasantly
pleased and understand the power of the pumpkin.
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