Let's all celebrate: Pumpkin spice season is back! This post is full of pumpkin spice gift ideas for all of my fellow fans that just can't get enough! 'Tis the season for pumpkin spice everything! I know that some people…
Today I’ve got pumpkins on the brain. Blogging used to be my way of “relaxing,” but now that I’m blogging full-time I’ve had to find other hobbies. This week pumpkins are my hobby. Playing with pumpkins got me to thinking about the various ways we use pumpkins this time of year. Personally, I prefer pumpkin desserts (pies, cakes, cookies… I don’t discriminate), pumpkin soups, pumpkin cream cheese, and, of course, THE pumpkin spiced latte.Â While I’ve always seen pumpkin beauty products at the stores I didn’t give much thought to it until recently because I’ve been on a fairly natural beauty kick. Did you know that companies don’t necessarily use pumpkin in their products to appeal solely to our sense of fall, but that pumpkin beauty products are actually REALLY good for your skin, hair, and nails?
The International Dermal Institute has a great post about the benefits of pumpkin in our beauty routines, which includes these points:
â€¢Â Pumpkin is packed with fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), which increase cell turnover, to brighten and smooth the skin.
â€¢ Pumpkin contains antioxidant Vitamin A and Vitamin C to help soften and soothe the skin and boost collagen production to prevent the signs of aging.
â€¢ Zinc in pumpkin seeds is brilliant for acne sufferers. Zinc will help control the hormone level and oil production, as well as assist with healing of the skin.