From the seeds to the pulp, pumpkins are loaded with nutrients that are helpful for the skin. Some of the beneficial enzymes and vitamins in pumpkin include:
- Alpha hydroxy acids
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
Pumpkin, high in vitamin A and beta carotene, protects and soothes sore rough skin and helps prevent flaking…perfect for eczema. The vitamin C and beta-carotene in pumpkin help combat free radicals.
Thanks to a powerful combination of zinc, potassium, and magnesium, Pumpkin is believed to help regulate oil production which may be helpful for acne-prone skin. Zinc along with vitamin E to fight can help ease acne breakouts and improve skin tone.
Many salons are now mixing this vitamin-rich vegetable into facials. Natural enzymes found in pumpkin help exfoliate dead skin and leave skin softer and brighter.
Pumpkin also adds a lovely natural orange color, sweet aroma, and creamy texture to soap.
In hair care, minerals like potassium and zinc work to keep hair healthy and promote re-growth which may help with thinning. Pumpkin is also a good source of folate, a B vitamin that helps improve blood circulation which may help stimulate hair growth.