Fall is here! So begins the season of pumpkin flavored everything! But can this crazy autumn epidemic benefit our skin? Yes it can! Here are three reasons to jump on the pumpkin train:

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  1. Vitamin C – Pumpkin is a great source of this powerful antioxidant which can prevent free radical damage
  2. Chock full of Minerals – Pumpkin is loaded with Zinc and Copper, both handy minerals in strengthening and maintaining your collagen and elastin.
  3. High in Vitamin B – Different forms of Vitamin B can help to fight acne as well as increase your cell turnover rate – leading to a healthy looking complexion

Now we know why we’re hitching our wagon to this Pumpkin Circus, but we still need to know how! Incorporating Pumpkin into your diet can help you benefit from all these awesome vitamins and minerals. No, that doesn’t mean having a Pumpkin Pie every day (sorry guys). But, Pumpkin Seeds in your Salad or as a snack can definitely help you benefit!

In addition to incorporating Pumpkin into your diet, you can also benefit from using it topically!

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Try this:

Mix the flesh of a pumpkin or pumpkin puree in a can with your leftover coffee grounds from your morning coffee and voila! You have an at home face scrub that will make you feel like you just ordered a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks!

Or try an at home face mask! Mix the flesh of a pumpkin or pumpkin puree in a can with one whole egg and whisk together. Apply to your face and let sit for 10 minutes. The egg will aid in firming and brightening the skin.

However you consume pumpkin this fall you can be sure your skin is thanking you for it!