The Benefits of Pumpkin for Hair and Skin

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The Benefits of Pumpkin Seed Extract for Hair and Skin

Now that fall is here, pumpkins are in full bloom. Pumpkins are multi-talented fruit widely used for food and recreation.  They are not only great for decorative pieces to compliment your Thanksgiving table-scape or your famous pumpkin pie, BUT they are  also great for your hair and skin. Pumpkins are loaded with healthy fats, vitamins, amino acids, minerals and antioxidants. All of these nutrients will nourish your hair and skin for a very long time.  Eating pumpkins frequently or using face and hair masks made with pumpkins will be beneficial to your hair and skin in the long run.

 Photo credit: Swans Vitamins

Photo credit: Swans Vitamins

Hair:

Strengthens the hair shaft: Pumpkin seed contains vitamin A which strengthens the hair shaft. As well as, amino acids that will fill in the gaps in your broken hair strands. Thus, aiding in length retention.

 

Aids in hair growth: Pumpkins contain Biotin (B-7) which is the king of the B vitamins because it promotes super hair growth. B-7 aids in the production of keratin which is the protein that is within our hair strands. Also, omega fatty acids promote hair growth as well which is in pumpkin seeds. It reduces inflammation of the scalp which aids in opening up the follicles. Thus, allowing new growth to emerge. Pumpkin Seeds also contains a natural steroid called delta-7 stearine, which blocks DHT buildup in the hair follicle.

 

Fights scalp infections: Pumpkin seeds contain sulfur which aids in fighting scalp conditions such as psoriasis, dandruff, eczema, and many others. Thus, allowing our scalp to be in a healthy condition needed for growth as well as length retention.

 

Brings Hair to An Optimal Healthy State: Pumpkin is high in zinc, protein, omegas, and many more nutritional benefits. Thus, providing the hair with all the benefits needed to keep your hair strong, glossy, moisturized and so much more.

If this makes your curious about the benefits of Pumpkin for your hair, try Charlie Renee’s Pumpkin Pie Hair Treatment

Skin:

Improves your skin’s youthfulness: Pumpkin seeds contain antioxidants and vitamin e. This aids in maintaining your skin’s youthful appearance. As well as, reducing cell damage and collagen loss.

Skin Cell Regeneration: Pumpkins contain vitamin A which aids in skin cell regeneration. The vitamin increases the body’s function of producing new skin cell up forth to allow a youthful and blemish-free look.

 

Balanced Sebum Production: The omega fatty acids within the pumpkin prevents overproduction of natural hair oil. Thus, allowing the skin to maintain a natural and balanced production of oil.

 

Increases Body's Production of Collagen: We all know that collagen is what gives your skin life. It aids in allowing your skin to look fuller, blemish free, firmer as well as improves your skin’s elasticity. Doing frequent pumpkin masks or using pumpkin seed oil will definitely aid in this.

 

Moisturizes skin: Pumpkins are high in omega fatty acids. These are natural emollients which are great moisturizers for the skin. Using store-bought or DIY face masks will allow the moisture to penetrate your skin, especially your face.

 

Reduces Acne: Acne is usually caused by an inflammation under the skin. Pumpkin is high in the zinc and anti-inflammatory properties that will aid in reducing acne. Using pumpkin face masks or body scrubs will aid in reducing the effect of your body and face acne.