Goodbye Summer, Hello Pumpkin Everything

As sad as we are that Summer is nearly over, we’re ready to dive headfirst into Fall, are you?  It’s like we all blinked and now it’s time to bust out the cozy sweaters, fall decor, and welcome the takeover of everything pumpkin. Many of us are running to get a pumpkin spice latte, but what about incorporating this love for pumpkin into your skincare routine? As it turns out, research shows some incredible benefits linked to pumpkin’s impact on your skin. 

What are some of the benefits of pumpkin in skincare?

  1. Pumpkin contains the active ingredient β-carotene, a very rich antioxidant that is processed by the body into vitamin A [1]. This ingredient reduces the flaking of dry skin and restores the skin’s suppleness.

  2. It significantly moisturizes skin, especially dry or aging skin [1].

  3. It is noted as an exceptional protectant against many diseases [2].

  4. It is an antibacterial that has the ability to destroy or minimize bacteria [2].

  5. Pumpkin has anti-inflammation properties, calming the skin [2]. 

Since pumpkin contains the antioxidant β-carotene, it also has the ability to provide some skin protection from UV damage and photoaging [3]. Research has also shown that pumpkins can prevent the reduction of collagen levels. 

As we age, our levels of collagen begin to reduce in production starting at age 30. With added environmental and UV exposure, among other factors, collagen production can be reduced at a higher rate. 

According to researchers, “A paper published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology found that a red pumpkin seed extract could affect melanosome transfer. This suggests potential hyperpig­mentation-protection benefits,” [3].  

It turns out, the pumpkin frenzy is worth the hype! Incorporating pumpkin-laced skincare can actually have some great benefits for your skin. Most importantly it will keep your skin hydrated and keep the collagen flowing, especially during the cooler months to come where a little skincare pick-me-up is needed. 

Say farewell to Summer and add some much-needed warmth to your makeup routine this Fall by using code LABORDAY15 at checkout for 15% faux freckles starting now until 9/6/21 at 11:59 pm AST. Why not have sun-kissed freckles year-round?

 

 

Sources

[1] Ayuningtyas, N. et al. “The Influence of Pumpkin Masker Usage on the Moisture of the Face Skin.” KnE Social Sciences 3 (2019): 173–179-173–179.

[2] Bardaa, Sana et al. “Oil from pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo L.) seeds: evaluation of its functional properties on wound healing in rats.” Lipids in health and disease vol. 15 73. 11 Apr. 2016, doi:10.1186/s12944-016-0237-0

[3] Anderson, Rachel Grabenhofer and Katie. “Inside Ingredients: Pumpkin.” Cosmetics & Toiletries, 2019,

 

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