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I love the Fall, especially all the things I can enjoy that’s all pumpkin. Like many, I love pumpkin coffee, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin pie, pumpkin waffles, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin bread, and even pumpkin beer. I was surprised to find out that pumpkin beer isn’t new. It was first introduced to the Pilgrims. Malt was not accessible at that time, and the fermented sugar needed to make beer was made from pumpkin.
Nutritionally, pumpkin has a lot of benefits for the skin. It is rich in vitamins A, C, and E. These antioxidants help skin repair itself and protect skin from the sun by slowing inflammatory responses. If you don’t know what an inflammatory response is, it’s an inflammation within tissues that occurs when tissues are damaged by bacteria, trauma, toxins, heat, etc. The immune system immediately responds by sending a wave of pro-inflammatory cells that release compounds that trigger an inflammatory response (Henochowicz, 2014). This is why you experience swelling, tenderness, and redness at the site of an injury.
Pumpkin seeds are also beneficial for your health as they’re rich in fatty acids and Vitamin E, both of which support a strong skin barrier and regulate sebum, reducing oily skin.
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Now you have 37 pumpkin recipes that will satisfy your tummy for the entire season, let’s talk more about how pumpkin enzymes help skin be more resilient and brighter.
The cells in our skin are constantly reproducing, and the enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids found in pumpkin work to increase the rate that your cells duplicate, resulting in smoother skin. Enzymes are vital in maintaining normal cellular activity as well as in cell repair. These enzymes also contain Vitamin A and C that soften skin by increasing the production of collagen to prevent aging.
When enzymes are used for exfoliation, they act as a catalyst to enhance the natural enzymes in your skin, and thereby breakdown and dissolve dead skin cells on the skin surface. It acts more like the natural skin cleansing process. Therefore, side effects such as depigmentation and hypopigmentation do not take place. Once this process is complete, the skin is healthier, and the skin’s pH is noted to be closer to its normal pH of 4.5 to 6.
Pumpkin enzymes are used as an exfoliation – accelerator, with potent antioxidants functioning as a mild retinoic acid (vitamin A). The vitamin A derivatives found in pumpkin enzymes fit onto the retinoic acid receptors found in the skin. It targets receptors responsible for activating cell turnover and is known to be an environment fighter by reducing oxidative and free radical stress associated with chemical peels. The vitamin C protects skin cells from damaging free radicals caused by UV exposure. It also inhibits melanin production in the skin, which helps to lighten hyperpigmentation and brown spots, evens out skin tone, and enhances skin’s natural radiance.
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Your skin will love you for it!
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