October is here which means that pumpkin spice season has arrived! I’m not one of those people that go crazy for the fall pumpkin spice flavored everything but I absolutely love pumpkin skin care, year round. Why is that? Well pumpkin is a natural enzyme that is filled with Folic Acid, Vitamin A, Beta Carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Zinc. Sometimes referred to as “nature’s collagen”, this key ingredient works wonders in helping us to glow gracefully and brighten up a dull complexion. This is due to its small molecular structure which allows for deeper penetration into the skin. In the treatment room, pumpkin is usually combined with alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) to provide powerful peels that reveal a refreshing glow. Check out some treatments and products to try at home and add to your skin care regimen below.
Pumpkin Skin Care Products to Try
If you have acne, look for masks and toners that contain pumpkin. These products will help fight inflammation, control oil production and reduce the appearance of enlarged pores. Peter Thomas Roth’s Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Enzymatic Dermal Resurfacer is a cult favorite however it does contain Triethanolamine, a pH adjuster and surfactant that some people can have an allergic reaction to. Up-and-coming brand Lovinah Skin Care also has a Pumpkin Enzyme Mask with 10% glycolic acid and 15% Vitamin C in addition to green papaya and pineapple enzymes. Both have a similar price point in the $50 range.
Those with dry skin will want to add moisturizers and facial oils with pumpkin into their daily regimen. Dermatologist Dr. Jessica Wu notes that pumpkin seed oil and pumpkin extract are very emollient and they help to repair your skin barrier and maintain moisture in the skin. PCA Skin’s Nutrient Toner puts pumpkin to the forefront and boosts with lactic acid and essential oils to help control and prep the skin. Too Cool for School’s Pumpkin Sleeping Pack is made primarily of silicone and fruit extracts. It works as both a moisturizer and moisturizing sleeping mask.
Want the ultimate pumpkin skin care power-up? Book an appointment with your Fairy Glow Mother for a pumpkin facial or peel today!