Thanksgiving is coming up and the first thing we add to our diet is pumpkin. However, although at this time we consume it more than the rest of the year, it is important that it is not only an excellent food, it also has many properties that help us maintain healthy and healthy skin.
"Pumpkin is rich in vitamins and antioxidants which offer great benefits to our skin and hair," said Dr. Maribel Pedrozo, The beauty alchemist. "I can mention the main benefits that you can acquire when you consume this legume both as food and beauty product," added the facial care specialist.
Pumpkin is rich in beta-carotene, a fundamental antioxidant in vitamin A that makes it orange. This component is beneficial to brighten the skin and make it look radiant.
"It is rich in proteins that help us eliminate toxins and impurities that block our pores and control the oil produced by our skin. On the other hand, if your skin is dry, pumpkin acts as a great moisturizer for its vitamins and antioxidants which exfoliate dry skin and promote cell regeneration, "said Pedrozo.
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Pumpkin contains antioxidants such as alpha-carotene, beta-carotene which help us reverse UV damage and improve skin texture.
Being a rich source of vitamin C, it helps prevent and reduce the appearance of wrinkles as this vitamin promotes the production of collagen, a protein that improves skin elasticity. In addition, it also helps protect us from skin cancer.
As for anemic skin, pumpkin contains zinc which is a mineral that is effective against acne. In addition, niacin - a component of vitamin B3 that pumpkin has, helps to treat acne and improve circulation and, therefore, cell renewal.
Pumpkin seeds are high in zinc and easy to add to your diet, of course you can also use them in a mask.
This legume is not only excellent for our skin but also works wonderfully on the health of our hair. On this, Haime Camacho from Avant Garde Salon and Spa explained how pumpkin helps us keep our hair well hydrated.
"The pumpkin contains potassium, B vitamins, iron, vitamin C and E which hydrate the hair. And potassium stimulates their growth, "said Haime. "Some of my cleintas create their own mask and apply it to their hair and the results are wonderful," added the expert.
We spoke with Joaquin Manuel creator of Joaquin Manuel 7 Free Nail Polish and he mentioned how effective pumpkin is for healthy nails.
Strengthens the nails: the orange pumpkin is full of vitamins E, C and the mineral zinc that help to strengthen and promote the growth of the nails.