pumpkin-face-maskPumpkin masks and peels for the skin are very popular and most often gleamed in the fall due to the fact that it’s pumpkin season. When we think about Halloween or Thanksgiving we tend to refer to pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread ~ oh Yummy!

Pumpkins are a part of the squash family and extremely high in nourishing ingredients such as zinc which is known for its healing properties. Pumpkin is also rich in beta carotene, vitamin C and vitamin A which are known as antioxidants. Antioxidants are super foods or nourishment, and can help to fight off free radicals and prevent disease.

There are many types of pumpkin mask and peels for the skin. A nourishing pumpkin mask one would leave on the skin for 10-20 minutes or as directed by the manufacturer. An exfoliating peel would be left on the skin for 3-7 minutes depending on the individual and strength of the peel.

Often other ingredients are added to mask and peels to boost the efficacy of the product. A pumpkin mask may have hylauronic acid added for hydration. A pumpkin peel may have salicylic acid or glycolic acid added to enhance the sloughing of dead skin cells.

Do note that some individuals have sensitivities to certain ingredients. Consider a spot test for reassurance and mindful that peels can irritate the skin or increase skin sensitivity to the sun. Always remember to apply sunscreen after any treatment especially following an exfoliating peel.

Looking for a healthy fall skin treatment?   ~ Try a Pumpkin Peel!