The Benefits of Pumpkin Seed for Your Skin
Why Your Skin Loves Pumpkin and Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds are a nutritional powerhouse that offer a wide range of potent skin benefits you may not know about.
These small but mighty seeds are packed with essential vitamins and minerals that can help improve skin health, reduce inflammation, and combat signs of aging.
Incorporating pumpkin seeds into your diet or skincare routine can provide a natural and effective way to promote healthy, glowing skin.
Hello Vitamin C
Vitamin C is our favorite 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.
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!
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.
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!