I freaking love pumpkin and use it in everything from vegan pumpkin spice latte cupcakes to more savory squash recipes. In fact, true story, I once ate too much pumpkin and carrots and the palms of my hands turned straight up orange. Apparently you can overdose on carotene? Cray.
I'm clearly not alone in my pumpkin love, because pumpkin spice hair is even a thing now! Who knew? Pumpkin is also an obvious choice for fall decorating, delish fall drinks, and a slew of cozy winter desserts. But I didn't need to tell you about that, did I?
Adding pumpkin to your beauty routine might sound a little wacky, but it's full of benefits for keeping your skin nourished and glowing. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and even good-for-you fats in the seeds, I say pumpkin is right up there with coconut oil, acai, and kale in terms of being a health and beauty superhero.
Read on to learn the benefits of adding pumpkin skincare products to your routine!
1. Vitamin A For Smooth Skin
According to Livestrong, pumpkin is packed with Vitamin A which keeps your skin soft, smooth, and moisturized.
2. Moisturizing Polyunsaturated Acids
3. Zinc For Clear Skin
4. Heal Skin With Vitamin C
5. Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) For Bright Skin
6. Improve Skin Tone With Vitamin E
7. Enzyme Exfoliator
A natural exfoliant, "pumpkin contains natural enzymes that help to dissolve dry skin cells" according to Livestrong. Talk about being way better for you and the environment than dangerous microbead exfoliators!
What are you waiting for? Go squash up your beauty routine ASAP!
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