Unless you’re a newborn baby, healthy skin doesn’t come easily to most people. As such, we encourage our patients at Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants to get regular skin treatments and facials to help regulate oil, soften fine lines and wrinkles, add volume to the skin, and protect it from further damage. In addition to getting some of these procedures from our office, we also encourage patients to start a skin care routine at home. With pumpkin in season, it has many people asking what, if any, are the health benefits of pumpkin for your skin.
According to the International Dermal Institute, pumpkin has more than a handful of skin benefits including antioxidants like Vitamin A and Vitamin C— both of which boost collagen production in the skin and soften wrinkles.
Try Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds aren’t just good for roasting— they also act as a protective barrier for your skin. Pumpkin seeds contain a lot of fatty acids and Vitamin E which help to shield the skin. Additionally, if you have acne, pumpkin seeds contain zinc which has three main benefits: it controls oil production and hormone levels, and helps heal the skin after a breakout.
How Do You Use Pumpkin On Your Skin?
If sticking your head in a jack-o-lantern sounds like a great way to add pumpkin to your skincare routine— it probably won’t be as useful as blending it in a food processor. You can buy skin care products that are enriched with pumpkin, or you can add blended pumpkin directly to your skin and leave it there overnight with a thick moisturizing cream.
If there’s one cosmetic thing to be thankful for this season, it’s the array of fillers and treatments like chemical peels and microdermabrasion that we offer our patients. Schedule your next skincare appointment with our Huntington office today!