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. Read on to learn why a pumpkin face mask is exactly what your skin needs, as well as which Eminence Organics pumpkin products will complement your skin care routine.
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).
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 Representative 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:
- Infuses the skin with bioflavonoids
- Deeply hydrates and plumps the skin
- Stimulates collagen production
- Provides antioxidant and age-defying benefits
- 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.
Pumpkin Latte Hydration Masque
Our limited edition Pumpkin Latte Hydration Masque will leave your skin looking smooth and vibrant. This pumpkin face mask helps restore your skin’s natural moisture balance with Vitamin E and Omega 9 fatty acids in a dreamy puree of fresh pumpkin to fight the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Alicia recommends doing your own mixology of the Pumpkin Latte Hydration Masque followed by the Cranberry Pomegranate Masque for a real seasonal mix! Eminence Organics Lead Skin Care Trainer Natalie Pergar has also done some great pumpkin face mask blends to inspire you. Watch the video below for a scrumptious and nourishing mix featuring our Pumpkin Latte Hydration Masque and Coconut Cream Masque.
Available year round, our award winning Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel 5% is an at-home exfoliating peel containing lactic and glycolic acids. This treatment refines and evens skin tone, including the look of dark spots, and provides gentle exfoliation without any irritation. Please note that this peel does need to be rinsed thoroughly after applying, and neutralized with our Soothing Chamomile Tonique.
If you are looking for deeper exfoliation to complement your at-home care, we also have the concentrated Yam & Pumpkin Pro Enzyme Peel 20%. This peel is only available as a luxurious in-spa treatment from a trained esthetician at an Eminence Organics partner spa. You can see Natalie demonstrate how to use this peel in the mixology video below:
Pumpkin Cream Body Wrap
The Yam & Pumpkin Pro Enzyme Peel is not our only pumpkin professional treatment; you can literally be wrapped in pumpkin goodness with our Pumpkin Cream Body Wrap. Not only does this professional treatment feel like decadent bliss, it will leave your skin glowing from head to toe. Containing pumpkin as a main ingredient (of course!), this luxe body wrap also boasts skin care saviors like shea butter, lavender and chamomile to deeply nourish and smooth. After the esthetician has rinsed away this wrap and massaged in an Eminence Organics body moisturizer, you’ll find the appearance of your skin’s texture improved, a reduction in the look of fine lines and an overall feeling of deeply moisturized skin. To experience this treatment yourself, book a visit to your nearest Eminence Organics partner spa. The Pumpkin Cream Body Wrap is a limited edition product, so don’t miss out on an indulgent opportunity for your body to drink up all the benefits of pumpkin.
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