Whether you’re one to eagerly await the annual pumpkin mania or the acronym PSL makes your eyes roll, the seasonal darling, pumpkin, is seriously great for your skin.
Who It’s For
Pumpkin is great for anyone battling post-summer/back-to-fall dull skin, clogged pores, and stress or hormone-related breakouts.
What it Does
Acts in three ways to rejuvenate, re-balance, and clarify post-summer skin.
1. Pumpkin enzymes and pumpkin wine dissolve dead skin cells and buildup in the pores while giving the skin a powerful antioxidant boost. Pumpkin also has mild retinoic effects thanks to a rich Vitamin A content, helping to repair signs of aging, regulate oil production and clear up breakout conditions, and restore a deep healthy glow to the skin.
2. Lactic acid dives deep into the skin to purify, rebalance the skin’s hydration, and help even skin tone. A potent concentration of this hydroxy acid in our Professional Peel can help you see a quick turnaround for skin concerns from signs of aging to breakout conditions, but is still gentle on stressed, sensitive skin.
3. Naturally anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory herbs including oregano, thyme, & rosemary further help heal breakouts and re-balance the skin.
It’s why the pumpkin peel has a leading role in our first Seasonal Treatment this autumn, a 75 Minute Facial featuring Naturopathica’s Pumpkin Enzyme Peel and Blue Light Therapy (for $170, usually $205)
Other Fall Skin Foods There are some other earthy and natural wonders we love this season:
This purifying herb tones and balances the skin. It also has been known to lift your mood so dab some on when the sun starts setting at 4:50PM for an instant mood lift.
Apple Cider Vinegar
People swear by this pungent vinegar and we are officially converts! Organic raw apple cider vinegar helps even skin tone and neutralizes pH, meaning we wake up both less oily AND less dry. Balances oil production like none other and helps keep blemishes at bay.
This calming, earthy botanical is also antimicrobial and incredibly healing for the skin. Sandalwood can be used to help heal and even prevent breakouts, while also helping even skin tone, tighten skin and refine pores.