pumpkin is the main symbol of autumn. We have many ways to enjoy this fruit throughout the season – you can cook pumpkin soup puree, bake pumpkin pie, order a latte with pumpkin spice in a cafe. Or add to your beauty routine products that contain this product. In addition, their effectiveness and usefulness can also be no doubt!
The main properties of pumpkin.
Pumpkin pulp is rich in iron, carbohydrates, starch, sugars, contains mineral salts and vitamins necessary for humans, including carotene, ascorbic acid, vitamins of groups B, E and PP. Pumpkin seeds contain valuable fatty oils. Pumpkin has excellent bactericidal and anti-inflammatory properties. For example, pumpkin juice is considered one of the most effective means to combat acne.
Products with pumpkin extract have excellent tonic and restorative properties, they stimulate cell regeneration, improve complexion, moisturize, smooth facial and age wrinkles. And even struggle with edema, which can occur in women after 30 or in those who are addicted to carbohydrates and sweets.
It is also interesting that pumpkin is certainly not in vain popular in the fall. Including in a beauty routine: thanks to a group of vitamins B and C, it brightens age spots and at the same time protects the skin from negative environmental factors, including the sun, wind and air polluted in mega cities.
What type of skin is pumpkin suitable for?
Elena Filippova is sure that the pumpkin ingredient is suitable for any skin type and age. This extract is added both to cleansing and care products intended for teenage and young skin, as well as beauty products with an anti-age effect.
The time of applying cosmetics containing pumpkin extracts does not matter. They are equally useful in the morning and evening hours.
To whom pumpkin is contraindicated
Strict contraindication is a reaction of individual hypersensitivity. But this happens in very rare cases. “On the contrary, pumpkin ingredients are considered one of the safest and most useful that are used in the manufacture of cosmetics,” continues Elena Filippova.
What pumpkin extract is usually combined with.
Recommended concentration of pumpkin extract in cosmetics, according to experts, is 5-10%. Moreover, the oil content may exceed 50% (for example, in bath products, massage oils, etc.).
It is important to note that in products designed to combat rashes, acne, irritation or pigmentation, pumpkin is used in combination with vitamin C.
In order to get the best moisturizing and anti-aging products, pumpkin is combined with honey, vanilla, avocado.