The arrival of autumn means that pumpkins are now in season. Whilst you’re probably more familiar with all the ways to eat this versatile vegetable, or carve it into scary faces at Halloween, did you know that pumpkin products are also a great addition to any skincare routine? So… what are the benefits of pumpkin for the skin?
What are the benefits of pumpkin for the skin…
Pumpkin contains enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids which assist in breaking down and removing dead skin cells. This process will speed up cell regeneration, which will in turn have a smoothing and brightening effect, creating a gorgeous, glowing complexion.
Free Radical Fighter –
Free radicals such as air pollution, cigarette smoke, UV rays and other harmful contaminants can all cause damage to the epidermis resulting in premature ageing of the skin. When we spend so much time and effort trying to reverse and slow down the visible signs of ageing, we mustn’t forget that free radical protection is key. The vitamin C in pumpkin works to combat free radicals by counteracting the effects on the skin, providing a vital defence mechanism.
Problem Skin Solution –
The potent combination of zinc, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals found in pumpkin pulp make it an excellent treatment to help with acne prone, oily and dry skin. The mix of ingredients helps to fight acne breakouts and improve skin tone, while also delivering impressive anti-inflammatory benefits. Plus, it’s packed with antioxidants, vitamin A and vitamin C which are able to penetrate deep into the epidermis to soothe and soften dry skin.
Collagen & Elastin Booster –
Pumpkin stimulates collagen and elastin production, supporting skin hydration to achieve a soft and supple complexion. Some medical aestheticians are using pumpkin in a series of six or more weekly treatments to really awaken the epidermis and dermis on dull, lethargic or dehydrated skin types.
Professionals love Pumpkin –
Some plastic surgeons use pumpkin based products as part of their post-facelift recovery to enhance healing and results, and other skincare professionals are using it to moderate oil production, to treat acne skin within grades 1 or 2 and as an alternative to a salicylic series on higher grades of acne. It really is a skincare hero.
So, this autumn, it’s all about DermaQuest’s Mini Pumpkin Mask…
The Mini Pumpkin Mask is highly rejuvenating and brightening, working to prevent breakouts and assist with the release of comedones. The rich antioxidants infuse the skin with essential anti-inflammatory benefits for a healthy, radiant complexion. The mask can be used twice per week after cleansing, followed by your prescribed DermaQuest skincare routine.
Pumpkin is here to stay, and not only in the autumn, but all year round.
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