Top Benefits Of Pumpkin For Skin & Acne

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Why Is Pumpkin Great For The Skin?

While pumpkin flavored treats are popular in the fall, did you know that pumpkin has amazing benefits for your skin too?

Natural Exfoliator

Pumpkins fruit contain enzymes that act as alpha hydroxy acids which increase cell turnover rate to brighten your skin.   This means that any overly pigmented cells will get removed faster so that fresh new cells can take its place.

Pumpkin seed extract contains proteases, a type of enzyme that helps dissolve protein, which can help exfoliate dead skin.

Vitamins A & C

Pumpkin fruit is also chock full of vitamins A and C, which are antioxidants that protect your skin.  These vitamins are also crucial for your skin to make new collagen which helps keep skin firm and full.  Vitamin C is especially good for fading dark spots leftover from acne.


Pumpkin is naturally high in zinc.  Zinc is great for acne prone skin because it's anti-inflammatory and topical zinc can reduce oil production and remove acne causing bacteria from skin. 

Beta Carotene

Pumpkin is a great source for beta carotene.  Beta-Carotene is a form of vitamin A that can help fight off UV damage in skin.  

Pumpkin Skincare Products

If you'd like to try some skincare with this amazing ingredient, you can try out the Banish Pumpkin Enzyme Masque!

In addition to using Pumpkin, this mask also contains glycolic acid to help brighten skin along with additional ascorbic acid which is Vitamin C to brighten skin.  

Another key ingredient is neem seed oil.  This is a non comedogenic oil that's great for acne prone skin.  It has anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties.  

You can buy Banish's Pumpkin Enzyme Masque here.  


Reference: Health benefits of Beta Carotene

Nutritional Value, Phytochemical Potential, and Therapeutic Benefits of Pumpkin:

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