Autumn’s arrival means making way for your fall wardrobe, brilliant foliage, and Halloween festivities galore. This season, trick your skin into squashing wrinkles and other skin ailments with a treat of nutrient-rich pumpkin. RealAge® has the facts on how consuming pumpkin can give you a glowing complexion:
If you don’t get enough vitamin A in your diet, your skin might get dry, writes Allison Tannis, author of Feed Your Skin, Starve Your Wrinkles. But pumpkin is loaded with beta carotene—an antioxidant your body converts into vitamin A. Just a quarter cup of canned pumpkin provides over 4,000 micrograms of beta carotene. Canned pumpkin also provides you with a little iron, another skin-supporting nutrient. It’s necessary for the formation of collagen, a protein that helps skin stay firm and smooth. And as a bonus, pumpkin also serves up wrinkle-fighting vitamin C.