Pumpkin: it’s not just to flavor your coffee

Believe it or not, pumpkin has great value as a skin care product because it contains a high amount of vitamin A and beta carotene. They are potent antioxidant ingredients. How do antioxidants help your skin? They are the foremost defense against “free radicals”. 

free radicals and antioxidants

In the process of your daily metabolism, your body produces free radicals. But they’re very volatile and can inflict damage to cells and cause inflammation. So unless antioxidants are available to counteract the damaging effects, free radicals can cause all sorts of problems.  They can increase risks of certain diseases, cause cellular damage, and alter DNA for instance.  This can result in advanced aging and illness. Therefore, eating a diet rich in antioxidants can help you keep free radicals in check. And using skin care products with antioxidants helps protect against cellular damage to skin.

Antioxidants, including vitamin A, C, E, and beta carotene, are involved with skin repair, strengthening of blood vessels and collagen production. Collagen is the foundation of blood vessels and all connective tissues. 

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At Privy Skin Care, we know all about what antioxidants can do to provide nourishment support for your skin. That’s why we formulate skin care products and offer facials and spa treatments infused with antioxidants, including pumpkin!

Contact us today for a consultation and allow us to give your skin all the nourishment and support it needs.