Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fall Ingredients: Pumpkin Enzyme


What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word fall? Is it warm-colored leaves, spicy smells, or hearty plates of food? Or, if you’re like us, then it’s probably the bright orange veggie decorating nearly every porch across the country. But did you know that pumpkins are good for more than just tasty pies and Halloween ornaments? In fact, when it comes to your skin, pumpkins are a great source of antioxidants, bioflavinoids, and vitamin A.


Antioxidants are molecules that prevent free radicals (aka unstable molecules) from damaging healthy cells and leading to visible signs of aging. They can be caused by UV radiation, stress, or even smoking.  Bioflavinoids are water-soluble plant-pigments with antioxidant properties. Vitamin A, or vitamin A retinol, increases cell growth and is important in maintaining optimal skin health.

Together, these nutrients assist the skin in breaking down dead and irregular cellular buildup for a more glowing appearance. Give your skin a dose by trying glotherapeutics Pumpkin Enzyme Scrub

This mild exfoliant works well with all skin types except for sensitive skin. 
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