Benefits of Pumpkin on Hair and Skin

Phoenix is not immune to the annual obsession with pumpkin. Each fall, as pumpkin lattes, pumpkin baked goods, and pumpkin scented candles fill the shelves, people search for new ways to incorporate the popular squash into their daily routines. Skin care treatments may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but pumpkin offers serious benefits for both skin and hair.

Pumpkin Power

Using pumpkin on the hair and skin can be as simple as online recipes for homemade conditioners and moisturizing treatments, but pumpkin seed oil is coming into use in professional cosmetics as well. Pumpkins are rich in the following compounds beneficial for skin and hair:

  • Antioxidants– Carotenoids help defend skin from the damages of oxidation.
  • Vitamin C-Protects against free radicals that can lead to wrinkles, loss of tone, and even skin cancer.
  • Minerals-rich in potassium, manganese, magnesium, iron, copper, and zinc. Copper is essential for collagen production and plays a role in the production of melanin in both skin and hair.
  • Other Vitamins-Also rich in vitamin K and vitamin E, folate, and B vitamins including niacin. Each of these nutrients has well-known benefits to skin and hair.

Fall is the perfect time to focus on your skin and renew your appearance. If you have unwanted wrinkles or fine lines, the office of Dr. Paul Angelchik offers patients both minimally invasive and non-invasive treatment options to help you achieve your desired results.

If you live in Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Mesa, Surprise, or Peoria, AZ, please contact our Glendale practice today by calling 602-375-8888 to schedule a free consultation.

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