America’s most popular gourd is synonymous with chilly weather, spooky nights, and the arrival of the holiday season. From lattes to candles, we fall in love with all things pumpkin from October to December.

But pumpkins are good for so much more than carving into jack-o-lanterns and decorating our porches! These orange power foods are packed with good-for-you nutrients that benefit your body inside and out.

Let’s look at some of the ways that pumpkin cleansers and other food based products can improve the look and texture of your skin:

A Feast of Vitamins

A single cup of pumpkin contains a gamut of necessary nutrients, including:

  • 245% RDV of vitamin A
  • 11% RDV of vitamin B12
  • 19% RDV of vitamin C
  • 10% RDV of vitamin E
  • 16% RDV of potassium
  • 8% RDV of iron

Vitamin A and vitamin C both reduce the signs of aging by helping to soften the texture of your skin, promote new skin growth, and increase firmness. Vitamin C also helps your skin recover from environmental damage, like UV exposure and air-borne pollutants.

The P’s Have It

Pumpkins and papayas are packed with free radical fighting antioxidants. Their tempting hue comes from a high concentration of carotenoids. They are rich in the anti-oxidant vitamins A, C and E which fight against oxidative stress.

Incorporating pumpkin or papaya cleansers into your skin care regimen gives you a boost of fruit enzymes that exfoliate for naturally vibrant skin.  These enzymes also aid in hydration, which is especially important as the weather cools. Revision Skincare Papaya Enzyme Cleanser and Nucelle Mandelic Papaya Skin Exfoliator are wonderful additions to your skin care routine for smoother, more radiant skin.