When Pumpkin Is Good For More Than Just Pie
Yes, when you hear the word “Pumpkin” during this time of year the only real thing you may associate it with is pumpkin pie. Although pumpkin pie is a staple around your Thanksgiving dinner table, did you know that pumpkin is also really good for your skin as well?
What’s In Pumpkin That Makes It So Good for Your Skin?
Pumpkin is filled with a variety of different vitamins and enzymes including carotenoids like beta-carotene, Vitamin A, and alpha-carotene which are great at fighting skin cancer, free radical damage, and just keeping your skin hydrated overall. So, basically, when it comes down to it, pumpkin is great for a variety of different reasons when it comes to your skin’s health and rejuvenation.
How Should I Use It?
There are two main ways that you can use pumpkin; you can either buy pumpkin skin care products that already have pumpkin in them or you can do things like apply raw canned pumpkin as a face mask right before you go to bed. Either way, just make sure that the ingredients in the pumpkin products are all-natural or organic; the last thing you want to do is mix pumpkin and some other weird, foreign substances to your skin care.
Pumpkin can be used on your skin all year round to help with hydration and anti-aging benefits, but it's especially fun to use during this time of year because it’s festive. If you want to learn a little bit more about how pumpkin can be used as part of your skin care, schedule an appointment with us at our Chevy Chase office and call us today at 301.656.SKIN.
Category: Skin Care