Thanksgiving Alert: Is Pumpkin Good For More Than Just Eating?
Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin spice lattes, and pumpkin cookies are all just a few foods you may have found yourself indulging in this fall. The great thing about pumpkin is that it’s not just tasty and delicious, but it also has some benefits for your skin. Whether you decide to invest in some pumpkin induced skin care products or if you just decide to apply raw pureed pumpkin directly to your skin as a face mask, this article will list a few ways that pumpkin is beneficial to your skin.
AHA’s or Alpha Hydroxy Acids
If you are going to learn one thing today from this article, it’s about alpha hydroxy acids. AHA’s or alpha hydroxy acids are great at encouraging skin cell turnover which helps patients get rid of dead, old skin and replenish it with newer, more youthful skin instead. Pumpkin is naturally packed with AHA’s so when it’s applied topically to the skin it can help promote skin cell turnover and leave you with a more youthful looking complexion.
If your biggest skin care concern is acne— whether it be hormonal or oil induced— then zinc is your best friend. Zinc is a natural ingredient that works to help balance out acne and leave patients with a clearer, smoother looking complexion. Moreover, zinc is another ingredient that is also found in pumpkin which gives you just another reason to invest in pumpkin products.
We encourage our patients to not only focus on the skin care procedures that they get done from our office but the skin care products they are using on their faces as well. Are you ready to learn a little bit more about how pumpkin and other ingredients can help your complexion? Contact our Corte Madera or San Francisco office today and contact us at 415.924.2055.