The Benefits of Pumpkin Seed for Your Skin
Why Your Skin Loves Pumpkin and Pumpkin Seeds
Fall has arrived, and you know what that means right? Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere…
With all of the delicious fall-inspired comfort meals featuring pumpkin as the superstar, there’s no doubt that you’re going to be getting a good dose of this orange veggie!
Not only are pumpkins delicious (pumpkin pie anyone?) but they have a heap of skin and health benefits that will ensure your skin stays dewy and bright throughout the holiday season.
Let’s dive into why we love pumpkins so much, and why you shouldn’t ditch the seeds!
Hello Vitamin C
Vitamin C is our favourite beauty vitamin and pumpkin is jam-packed in it!
Vitamin C helps to fight inflammation, reducing redness and irritation while boosting collagen; a structural protein essential for taut, plump and youthful skin. When you start adding Vitamin C to your routine you’ll notice a happier, more radiant complexion.
Applying it topically is wonderful too, try this DIY honey and pumpkin face mask.
When you start making pumpkin a regular addition to your chilly season meals, you are going to help your body fight free radicals that not only increase your risk of disease, they accelerate the signs of aging too.
The vibrant orange hue of pumpkin is due to organic pigments called carotenoids. They are a class of antioxidants that help to protect the skin against oxidative damage.
Environmental pollution, wind, cold, dry air, UV rays, all put your skin at risk of aging as they may break down collagen and elastin in your skin. Carotenoids help to protect your skin against their harmful effects, all while maintaining the overall health of your internal body which reflects in bright, beautiful skin!
Try the SIBU Rejuvenating Night Cream made with pumpkin seed to eliminate wrinkles, all while you sleep!
It Doesn't End There...
Eating pumpkin helps to infuse your body with a hefty dose of antioxidant vitamins, including Vitamin A to strengthen the skin’s barrier and prevent moisture loss through the pores for healthier skin.
Pumpkins are also a rich source of niacin and folate, both of which increase blood circulation to stimulate cell renewal. Other vitamins found in pumpkin include Vitamin K, almost all of the B Vitamins, and Vitamin E.
What About the Seeds?...
Pumpkins are rich in manganese, magnesium, potassium, copper, iron and zinc. While all are important for a healthy skin, zinc is a mineral that most of us are deficient in.
A zinc deficiency may contribute to chronic breakouts, as zinc helps with inflammation, infections and cell renewal. To really get a hefty dose of these minerals look at the seeds...Yep, you don’t want to throw those babies out!
Here’s a recipe for roasting them that is simply delicious and will soon become a staple in your house, trust us!
We hope we have inspired you to stock up on your pumpkins this Fall season! Your health and your skin will thank you!