Why Pumpkin Is Exactly What Your Skin Needs

By Jenn Wynn, Eminence Organic Skincare

Pumpkin skincare? Well, not only does pumpkin pack a delicious and nutritious punch in your favorite recipes, pumpkin face masks could be your favorite skin care treatment too. With benefits that range from increasing moisture levels to brightening skin tone, pumpkin is a beauty-boosting superstar.

Benefits Of Pumpkin In Skin Care

Often evoking memories of a tasty coffee cake or pie, spreading on a luscious layer of pumpkin face mask not only smells heavenly, it also leaves your skin baby soft and silky smooth. This is because pumpkin pulp and pumpkin seed oil contain a wide array of beneficial nutrients including vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs).

Vitamin A and C help to defend against oxidative damage. Vitamin C is especially fabulous for treating and reducing the look of dark spots. We’ve identified before that AHAs are key to a glowing and radiant complexion, helping with exfoliation, moisture retention and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Adding to this glow-y goodness, pumpkin is also rich in antioxidants, and Vitamins A and C. As Eminence Organics Product Support Rep Alicia Hawthorne explains, “Vitamin A and C help to defend against oxidative damage. Vitamin C is especially fabulous for treating and reducing the look of dark spots.”

What The Experts Say About Pumpkin Face Masks

As a licensed esthetician, we asked Alicia for more insight on why pumpkin is such a sought-after ingredient and why estheticians might choose a pumpkin face mask in the treatment room. Alicia shared that this humble orange squash has five incredible benefits:

  1. Infuses the skin with bioflavonoids
  2. Deeply hydrates and plumps the skin
  3. Stimulates collagen production
  4. Provides antioxidant and age-defying benefits
  5. Delivers beta carotene, amino acids and fruit enzymes to the skin

The benefits of pumpkin leave you with the complexion of your dreams year round, but this fall-favorite ingredient is especially helpful as the seasons change. Using pumpkin products allows estheticians to help alleviate skin care woes such as dehydration and redness caused by dryness. Alicia sums this up perfectly, saying: “As the seasons change, our skin tends to suffer moisture loss and can use a boost in exfoliation. Whether it’s fine lines and wrinkles, post summer UV exposure, or the change in environment from central heating or air, the skin can usually use a little TLC and pumpkin is here to help.”

Eminence Organics’ Top Pumpkin Picks

Incorporating pumpkin into your skin care ritual is easy. There are several fabulous Eminence Organics options that range from at-home to in-spa treatments, ensuring your skin stays smooth and supple. Available year round, the award winning Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel is a luxurious in-spa treatment for deeper exfoliation. This peel is only available as a  from our trained estheticians at Luxe and haps soothe Summer worn skin. See Our Esthetics Specials or Book Now!