In the heart of fall, we find ourselves in a sea of orange. From carved pumpkins to pumpkin seeds, did you know pumpkins are a hidden secret to healthy skin? If you are looking to boost the appearance of your skin and hair, consider adding more pumpkin-infused products to your regimen. This signature fall specialty is packed with vitamins and minerals that promote glowing skin and healthy hair.
Pumpkins are a great source of vitamin B and C, which help protect skin from damage such as wrinkles. Eating foods rich in vitamins B and C help promote collagen production and improve circulation. Overtime these benefits can improve skin tone and elasticity and increase skin cell renewal.
In addition, pumpkins are packed with carotenoids commonly known as alpha-carotene and beta-carotene. These carotenoids are responsible for giving pumpkins their classic orange glow. Eating foods rich in carotenoids provide your body with protective antioxidants that can help to reverse UV damage and improve skin texture.
Pumpkins are also packed with minerals including potassium, copper, magnesium, manganese, and iron. These minerals help promote healthy skin and hair by promoting hair growth, protecting cell membranes, maintaining collagen, fighting acne and increasing skin renewal. An easy way to add pumpkin to your diet is through pumpkin seeds. Try adding them into salads, soups, yogurt and oatmeal or bake in the oven to eat as a snack.
Besides consumption, pumpkin can also be applied topically in the forms of peels, masks, creams, and conditioners to promote healthy skin and hair. Pumpkin is widely used in facials in combination with other soothing ingredients like honey and lemon to help brighten skin and treat a dull complexion.
If you are struggling with skin issues and don’t know where to turn, the skin health experts at Forefront Dermatology are ready to help. To find the Forefront dermatologist nearest you, visit the locations page today.