Benefits of Pumpkin for Healthy Skin and Hair

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Benefits of Pumpkin for Healthy Skin and Hair

The Powerful Benefits of Pumpkin for Healthy Skin and Hair

Autumn is officially here, which means it’s time to indulge in everything pumpkin. Good thing this signature fall vegetable is packed with vitamins and minerals including B vitamins, vitamin C, E and beta-carotene—just to name a few. Among its numerous health benefits, pumpkin also helps promote glowing skin and healthy hair.

Here’s why:

Vitamin C:  

Pumpkin is a good source of vitamin C, which helps protect skin from free radical damage, such as wrinkles and even skin cancer.  Eating vitamin C rich foods also helps promote collagen production, which over time can improve skin tone and elasticity.

Carotenoids: Alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and other carotenoids are the protective antioxidants that are also responsible for giving pumpkins their bright orange hue. Eating foods that are a good source of carotenoids can help to reverse UV damage and improve skin texture.

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Minerals: 

Potassium, copper, magnesium, manganese, and iron are just a few of the minerals found in pumpkin. Potassium helps promote healthy hair and regrowth. Pumpkins are also rich in copper and zinc, which play a big part in healthy skin and hair. Zinc helps protect cell membranes, maintain collagen, fight acne, and promotes skin renewal. Pumpkin seeds are high in zinc and easy to add into your diet.  Try sprinkling them in soups, salads, or adding them to yogurt and oatmeal.

 

B Vitamins:  

Pumpkin is a good source of most of the B vitamins, including niacin, riboflavin, B6 and folate.  Niacin helps treat acne and improve circulation.  Folate also helps to improve circulation, which increases cell turn over and renewal.

Besides consumption, pumpkin can also be applied topically in the forms of peels, masks, creams, and conditioners to promote healthy skin and hair. Pumpkin is widely used in facials in combination with other soothing ingredients like honey and lemon to help brighten skin and treat a dull complexion.

 Try this simple pumpkin hair conditioner for a simple way to restore dry hair:  

Ingredients

  • 1/2 can of pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup of yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

 

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By | 2017-10-02T15:31:52+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Beautiful skin, Do it yourself|0 Comments

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Pure natural cosmetics is not just a name, for me and many others it became a way of life! All my life I had an affinity to healthy life style. As a dancer and a trainer, i was always looking for the good combination of healthy food and healthy movement. In time I learned that its not only what you eat that matters. Also what you use as cosmetics or medical products is important. The skin is the biggest organ in our body. About 60% of what we put on our skin gets into the blood system and with that to the inner organs. I invest my heart and soul into “Pure natural cosmetics” and the best part is to hear the amazing comments from my client.

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