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Get To Know Pumpkin – 3 Main Benefits Of Pumpkin For Skin.

There are 3 main benefits of pumpkin for skin care!  If you’re like us, you’ve seen pumpkin every fall for spa treatment specials.  You may roll your eyes, thinking, “Oh God, a seasonal fad, that’s not really all that great for the skin.”  Possibly you’ve lumped the pumpkin spa treatments into the same category as a Pumpkin Spiced Latte from Starbucks  Thinking, it’s a seasonal fall favorite, but it’s all hype and great marketing.

If you think that way… you’re wrong.

Turns out pumpkin is great for the skin.  It’s got 3 main benefits for skin!

 

Are you open to hearing about them?  

Ok, we’ll tell you about them

3 Main Benefits Of Pumpkin For Skin

1.  Antioxidants
Pumpkin is full of A, C and E.  Hello!  Can you say yum! Infuse that skin with those wrinkle fighting bad boys.  Not to mention what they do to knock out hyperpigmentation!

2.  Enzymes
Pumpkin is full of natural enzymes!  Those little guys act like PacMen on the surface of the skin and just munch away at all those dead skin cells,  helping to create a smoother surface on the skin which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and allows new skin cells to come to the surface.

3.  Zinc + Potassium
Pumpkin is a good source of Potassium and the seeds are a great source of Zinc. These two minerals are anti-inflammatory and will help to combat redness is the skin.

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Benefits Of Pumpkin For Skin: It Can Treat Hyperpigmentation

Want the best hyperpigmentation treatments?  Our resident Hyperpigmentation expert, Trin Yokoyama gave us 4 tips to treating hyperpigmentation in her October Advice From Our Experts Article.   She’s got a lot of real world experience treating her own and her clients’ hyperpigmentation.

 

Pumpkin Can Be A Gentle Way To Treat Hyperpigmentation

Trin gave us 4 expert tips to treat hyperpigmentation.  While Pumpkin products or peels were not part of those, Pumpkin does contain Vitamin C and will offer a gentle chemical exfoliation, which are two of Trin’s tips!  Pumpkin can be a gentle way to treat hyperpigmentation.  Although, some brands of Pumpkin peels do pack a punch, so it’s best to test them.  

Why Antioxidants Are a Best Hyperpigmentation Treatment

Vitamin C has many beneficial effects for treating hyperpigmentation, photo damage and stabilizing collagen by increasing collagen protein synthesis for repair of damaged skin. It can aide in brightening the skin and overall help with inflammation and aging in the skin.  Read more of Trin’s article.

How Chemical Peels Work as a Best Hyperpigmentation Treatment

First, we must learn how to treat with chemical peels.  I’ve used the Jessner’s peel on some clients. I have also found much success with layering different acids.  Lactic acids, multi-fruit acids, glycolic and mandelic acids are great. If you work with a professional skin care line, ask them which of their peels will work best to treat hyperpigmentation.  Read more of Trin’s article.

With Trin’s recommendations in mind, we reached out to our skin care guru’s in the professional skin care industry and asked them for their best hyperpigmentation treatments.  It’s a tough skin condition to treat.  We also realize that there are many estheticans and spa owners that don’t want all chemical options, so we found some of the best natural and even organic skin care that are best hyperpigmenation treatments.

This Week’s POP!

4 Products That Offer The Benefits Of Pumpkin For Skin Care

#1 Intense Antioxidant Professional Exfoliator – GLYMED PLUS

This pumpkin and papain enzyme exfoliator contains 5% lactic acid to provide a gentle but accelerated exfoliation. This antioxidant-packed formula is also enhanced with an active collagen-inducing peptide to keep skin active. Ideal for restoring skin hydration, tone, and firmness.

#2 Pumpkin Enzyme Brightening Peel – Nature Pure

Intensely active professional strength, cell regenerating, anti-aging enzymatic exfoliant, boosts skin resilience, renewal and evens complexion. The fast acting results of organically derived pumpkin enzymes, brightening alpha hydroxy fruit acids and a rich blend of other age resisting antioxidants and vitamins, leaves skin looking healthy, youthful and silky smooth.

#3 Lemon Pumpkin Peel – Dawn Lorraine Skincare 

VEGAN + GLUTEN, DAIRY, SOY & NUT OIL FREE This product, has Pumpkin & Papaya EnzymesGycolic Acid, Ferulic Acid, and lemon.  All of these ingredients work together to brighten and smooth the skin.

#4 Bio-Derm Nutri Oil – Institut’ DERMed Skincare

Pumpkin Seed and Borage Seed Oils to fortify the skin’s lipid barrier.  

This treatment is in our Fall Skin Care Guide and has a special introductory price!

4 Delicious Pumpkin Products For Your Skin!

Stop hating on pumpkin.  It’s a triple treat for skin disorders.  It can help to brighten, reduce redness and offer a smoother skin texture.  It can be a fun way to promote products in the fall.  Pumpkin is also an easy product to find organic options for in skin care.  Embrace your inner Charlie Brown and love the Great Pumpkin!  

Thanks to Nature Pure, Dawn Lorraine Skincare, Institut’ DERMed, GLYMED PLUS for sponsoring this article.  

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