It seems around this time, many day spas start offering a pumpkin facial or pumpkin peel. Is it because of Thanksgiving, and they are trying to get you jump started on the season, using the power of the smell of pumpkin? Or is there a different reason, a reason that proves why pumpkin treatments are beneficial to your skin, and causes skin centers to offer these pumpkin themed facial treatments.
Your skin can benefit from a pumpkin facial in many different ways. It doesn’t have to be considered a seasonal special, it can be a facial you add to your regular skincare routine. By now you want to know what are the specific benefits you can get from a pumpkin treatment?
Boosting collagen production is a great way to slow down or prevent the signs of aging. The antioxidants Vitamin A and Vitamin C are used to soften the skin, and soothe it. Pumpkin contains both of these valuable antioxidants which your skin receives when getting a pumpkin facial.
In addition to boosting collagen, the fruit enzymes and AHA’s (alpha hydroxy acids) in pumpkin work to increase your cell turnover, which will smooth and brighten your skin.
You will find that the zinc in pumpkin seeds works wonders for those of us who suffer from acne. Zinc is fantastic with regulating oil production and hormone levels, and can assist with healing skin damage.
And let us not forget Vitamin E, also found in pumpkin seeds. Vitamin E has been shown to regulate sebum, and promote the barrier function of your skin. This is a must have for any facial treatment you are getting.
Something that is often overlooked when choosing skincare treatments and products is the size of the molecules. Smaller sized molecule can usually penetrate deeper into your skin when applied topically, so that is usually preferred. Pumpkin happens to be a very small molecule so it goes deeper into your skin to provide the benefits mentioned above. This also makes it valuable for treating aging skin, pigmentation and dry dull complexion skin.
You can see there are many reasons for you to start using pumpkin facial products and treatments. Today, you can find exfoliants containing pumpkin ferment that helps to brighten skin and remove pigmented cells, along with pumpkin masks that will brighten, lighten and even out skin tone. Night creams and moisturizers with pumpkin will work overnight to improve your skin barrier and hydrate your skin.
It really is simple, adding pumpkin to your skincare regime can really help you fight aging and maintain youthful looking skin. The team at ASerenity Skin | Body is a great resource for you to contact about all your skincare needs and issues.