As the seasons change, I enjoy featuring skin care treatments and facial services that highlight seasonal ingredients. Those seasonal and festive ingredients we love to eat and smell are often great for the skin too. Such is the case with the very multi-faceted pumpkin.
This fall, I am featuring an indulgent and aromatic Pumpkin Spice Facial that not only smells amazing, but also packs some major corrective benefits for the skin. So, aside from smelling amazing and putting us in a cozy autumn mood, what are the benefits of using pumpkin on the skin?
Pumpkin possesses a nice long list of biologically active properties that are well-known for producing beautiful results in the skin.
Natural Fruit Enzymes and Alpha Hydroxy Acids work to exfoliate dead surface cells leaving the skin soft and silky smooth. This softening and smoothing reduces the appearance of fine lines, improves skin texture, allows for better absorption of topical nutrients, and provides a more healthy glow to the skin.
Pumpkin is rich in Vitamins A and C. These powerhouse antioxidants soften and smooth skin while also boosting collagen production and working to combat the visible signs of aging in the skin. Antioxidant protection is a critical factor in skin health. Sun damage and other aging factors can be improved with adequate antioxidant levels both internally and topically.
Zinc is another beneficial active found in pumpkin. Zinc regulates oil production in the skin and can help decrease active breakouts as well as healing blemishes in the skin.
Pumpkin seeds, in particular, are high in Essential Fatty Acids and Vitamin E. These properties provide moisture to the skin as well as much-needed barrier restoration to dry and compromised skin types.
The many skin-improving and anti-aging properties contained in pumpkin have made it a favorite among product formulators.
It is noted for increasing smoothness, firmness, and elasticity while also improving skin tone. Pumpkin is widely used in anti-aging formulations, and of course, smells delightful when used topically.
If you’re located in or around the Murfreesboro, Tennessee area and are ready to experience a luxurious combination of corrective skin care and blissful aromatherapy, definitely check out the limited-time-only Pumpkin Spice Facial!
Fun Fact: Research as shown that homes scented with pumpkin stay on the market shorter periods of time than other listings!