It’s that time of year again when pumpkins pop up in everything such as spiced lattes, pumpkin pies and family dinners. Pumpkin, particularly the pumpkin seeds are packed full of vitamins, fatty acids, and omega-3s that can boost your beauty naturally. Raw pumpkin seed oil can help improve skin tone and may be a beneficial supplement for many skin problems like acne, dry flaky skin, eczema and psoriasis. It is actually so good for the skin, some practitioners even recommend applying it directly to your face as a treatment.
The fatty acids in this healthy oil assist in maintaining smooth skin tone and will help speed up the repair of dry, flaky and irritated skin. They are also important for proper moisture levels within the epidermis and normalizing skin’s oil production. The amount of antioxidants and fatty acids found in pumpkin seed oil help your skin retain moisture, while the vitamins A and E helps improve your skin’s texture and tone. The zinc also works to fight free radicals, meaning it’ll give you a youthful glow.
Pumpkin seed oil, vitamin E and carotenoids like beta-carotene, are powerful antioxidants for protecting your skin from damage and reducing the signs of aging. Alongside the powerful antioxidant content, the high levels of natural fats would appear to be responsible for these effects. Our skin is one of the most obvious reflections on our health and nutritional intake and a good pumpkin seed oil can help play a part in improving that reflection.