Autumn is in the air - Florida is beginning to experience relief from the sauna of Summer, and although we don't get the colourful foliage of our friends farther north, we mark the changing of the seasons with the vibrant orange hue of pumpkins, which can now be found everywhere you look. Considered one of nature's "superfoods", the pumpkin is highly concentrated with several important nutrients. It’s high in anti-oxidants (its rich orange colour comes from beta carotene, a precursor to Vitamin A and an excellent free radical fighter), protein, and essential fatty acids. It also contains Vitamins C and E, several of the B vitamins and is high in potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron, and copper - all of which are highly beneficial for skin care. How can you reap the good-for-your-skin benefits? Including pumpkin liberally in your diet is an excellent start, but look for products that use pumpkin as an ingredient - such as masks that soften the skin, unclog the pores, and remove impurities. A few suggestions from http://www.beauticreams.com/:
ClearChoice Masque PEC (Pumpkin Enzyme Complex 5 oz) $41.80
Plus, if you love the delicate, spiced scent of pumpkin, these products are a treat for your nose and your skin! Happy Fall, everyone!