It’s that time of year again, where all things are pumpkin spice and everything is nice.
The must-have beauty trends fueling your cravings this fall are bound to get you in an autumn state of mind. In actuality, pumpkin is a miracle ingredient, with an array of beauty benefits for spicing up your mood and you don’t even have to travel to the patch to reap the benefits.
From pumpkin enzyme masks, autumn exfoliators and body scrubs, to deodorants and lip balm this winter squash is loaded with nutrients that are amazing for your skin.
Pumpkin contains powerful fruit enzymes that naturally exfoliate the skin with alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) that increase cell turnover and renew surface cells, to even out skin tone and brighten the texture of your skin.
With antioxidants such as alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, and beta-cryptoxanthin, Pumpkin can protect your cells against damage from free radicals. Packed with vitamins A, C, E, and essential fatty acids, pumpkin is known to moisturize the skin and even have anti-aging benefits. It has 245% of your suggested daily intake of vitamin A. The niacin and zinc in pumpkin are beneficial for those with acne because they increase circulation in the skin.
TTS INSIDER: Carotenoids found in pumpkin act as a natural sunblock. Once ingested, they are transported to organs including your skin, to protect cells against damage from Ultra Violet (UV) rays.
Pumpkin is beneficial for all skin types, especially sensitive skin and it’s a good source of folate, niacin, thiamine, and minerals like iron, potassium, and phosphorus. Additionally, it promotes the production of collagen!
One of our favorite pumpkin-infused beauty products, ELEMIS Superfood Facial Wash, is a concentrated and powerful face wash, which contains a mix of pumpkin seed oils and superfoods such as avocado and broccoli. It is the perfect addition to your fall beauty regimen. This wash nourishes your skin while reviving it. Its natural Pre-Biotic balances the precious microbiome in the skin with a complex combination of superfoods that leave you luminous and radiant.