Rustic Boga Luxury Bar
Boga means Pumpkin in Swahili. My Rustic Boga Luxury Bar is jam packed with skin nourishing benefits. Rustic Boga provides a welcoming scent of pumpkin spice, blended with the skin loving properties of pumpkin seeds, a unique blend of boga oil and pure puree for a refreshing burst of warm boga. I know, I know some argue that pumpkin has a seasonal appeal and I get that. But what you don’t know is that pumpkin is a wonderful addition to the skin all year around. It protects the skin cells from free radicals, a great source of vitamin C another great antioxidant, it reduces sunburn and fights acne. Who knew? Rustic boga is moisturizing and provides a wonderful lather while nourishing your skin.
Benefits of Pumpkin for your skin:
Toughens it up
Beta-carotene (a carotenoid better known as vitamin A), found in the bright orange pulp of boga’s is known to protect skin cells from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. There is tremendous buzz surrounding beta-carotene because of its potential anti-cancer, anti-aging and immune-enhancing effects. Free radicals are the culprits responsible for causing poor skin tone and elasticity and wrinkles over time because they break down skin-plumping collagen and elastin, which can weaken over time. The long-term results of this breakdown are wrinkles. Boga is also a good source of vitamin C; another powerful antioxidant that combats free radicals.
Reduces Sunburn Risk
If you sunburn easily or have an inherited disease called erythropoietic protoporphyria, then beta-carotene can reduce the risk of sunburn. Keep in mind that beta-carotene is unlikely going to have much sunburn protective effect in most people so be sure to apply your daily sunscreen.
Boga is a good source of the minerals copper and zinc. Copper plays a role in collagen, elastin and melanin production. Melanin is a pigment that determines the colour of your skin and hair, which explains why pigmentation problems may be attributed to dietary copper deficiency. Boga may help fade away the brown spots left behind by acne. Zinc is thought to regulate excessive oil production in your hair follicles, which explains why increasing your intake of zinc may clear up acne. Zinc also assists in the repair of inflamed tissues, such as pimples, rashes and sunburns.
See? Boga is loaded with beneficial properties for the skin year round not just in the fall.