It’s officially pumpkin spice season! Did you know this popular drink actually has some killer benefits? Now, we’re not saying you should go dump a latte on your face, but we are saying that you should consider pumpkin enzymes and vanilla clove as one of your fall skincare essentials.
Pumpkin Benefits for Skin
You can use it in a warm, autumn soup or in a sweet, delicious pie. Pumpkin is an incredibly versatile fruit filled with vitamins and minerals, great for giving your body the nutrients it needs. So it’s no surprise that this incredible fruit is great for your skin too!
Pumpkin is chock-full of fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), which smooth your skin, brighten your skin and increase cell turnover. If you’ve heard about AHAs and cell turnover before, then you know how chemical exfoliants like AHAs are key players in the process of shedding dead skin cells and forming new ones.
This cell turnover process is what makes your skin feel baby soft and smooth. By increasing the rate at which your skin creates new cells, pumpkin can give your skin a youthful, glowing appearance. Pumpkin benefits for skin also include vitamin A and vitamin C, which also help improve aging signs by boosting collagen production.
Some studies show that vitamin C can treat UV photodamage that causes inflammation. Additionally, the zinc in pumpkin helps to control oil production, preventing acne and the look of clogged pores. As for pumpkin seeds, they also control the oil glands in your skin and are full of vitamin E and essential fatty acids to protect your skin’s barrier.
This is also known as the lipid barrier, which maintains firmness, hydration, and soft skin. The barrier of lipids between your skin cells also reduces water loss, keeping your skin healthy and nourished. Unfortunately, the lipids your skin produces will decrease as you age, so if you have dry and mature skin, pumpkin can help!
Another one of the many pumpkin benefits for skin is treating hyperpigmentation and brightening a dull complexion. Because the pumpkin’s molecular structure is small, it can penetrate deep into your skin in topical fall skincare products.
Fall Skincare: Vanilla & Clove
These two ingredients are classic fall scents and flavors, as they sound perfect in a candle or in a freshly-baked dessert. However, they can be fantastic for your skin too! Like pumpkin, vanilla and clove are ingredients you should definitely consider adding to your fall skincare essentials.
While clove provides anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, vanilla is an antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals and soothes irritated skin. Vanilla can also be effective at cleansing your skin, preventing acne-like pimples and zits.
Because it neutralizes free radicals, vanilla is great for anti-aging as it slows down the process of getting fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. Vanilla is also a good source of B-vitamins like niacin, thiamin, Vitamin B6, and pantothenic acid, which play an important role in maintaining healthy skin.
The antioxidant properties of vanilla protect your skin from damage caused by environmental pollutants and toxins, which has become increasingly important. This is why we love incorporating a vanilla and clove mask with our pumpkin enzyme facial. This facial is perfect for adding to your fall skincare routine. Not only is our facial festive and fun, but it provides numerous benefits to your skin
Celebrate and enjoy fall with our Facial of the Month. Get into the autumnal spirit and take 20% off when you book an appointment with us for our pumpkin enzyme facial. Don’t wait—this festive facial will only be at Miami Center for Dermatology for a limited time. Make sure to check out our huge online sale in our skincare shop this month, including our Cyber Monday Sale!