November is here, which means the holiday season is just around the corner. By now most people have thrown out their Jack-O-Lanterns; however, there is still plenty of time to enjoy the festive winter squash, known as the pumpkin. You may think of using a pumpkin to bake a delicious pie or, perhaps, to create a beautiful dining room centerpiece. But did you know that the pumpkin can provide great benefits to your skin?
Pumpkin contains natural enzymes. Enzymes are responsible for many cellular processes. Old skin cells shed away naturally from the epidermis within three weeks of surfacing, but as we age, this regenerating process gradually decreases. Pumpkin enzymes help the rejuvenation process of the skin by exfoliating the skin, smoothing skin texture, refining the pores and improving product penetration. This makes pumpkin a gentler alternative to a chemical peel.
Pumpkin is also wonderful because it is loaded with antioxidants. Throughout our lives, we are exposed to free radicals—through polluted air, environmental toxins, stress, and lackluster diets—and those cause damage to our skin cells. The zinc in pumpkin seeds is brilliant for acne sufferers. Zinc will help control the hormone level and oil production, as well as assist with healing of the skin. Finally, pumpkin seeds are high in essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, which are necessary to maintain good barrier function of the skin.
Now that you know all of the wonderful things pumpkin can do for your skin, consider adding on our seasonal Pumpkin Enzyme Mask to any of our luxurious facials for just $20. Our seasonal Pumpkin Enzyme Mask is only available for a limited time, so book now to take advantage!