Think pumpkin and you’re likely to conjure up pies and jack-o-lanterns, but when it comes to looking gorgeous, the benefits of pumpkin infused products are far from seasonal.
Pumpkin is rich in Vitamins A and C, as well as Zinc, and it contains an exfoliating enzyme that’s sure to get skin glowing.
But don’t just wander into your local drugstore or Sephora and pick anything pumpkin out of their product patch; I’ve rounded up a list of the best in pumpkin beauty products, from scrubs to peels and beyond.
Incredible Pumpkin Peel
Why, yes it is. MyChelle’s Incredible Pumpkin Peel packs a big skin brightening punch in a petite plastic jar. Crafted of organic pumpkin puree plus pineapple and organic ginger, this tingly little mask is ideal for sun damaged skin, dull skin and acne prone skin. Yes, you’ll feel the sensation as natural acids banish dead skin cells, but best of all you’ll see the difference after using this Incredible Pumpkin Peel. Get it for $26.69 at mychelle.com.
Some like it hot and some will get it hot with just a splash of water and Clientele’s Elastology Thermal Pumpkin Facial Scrub. Honey, apples, cinnamon and a blend of pumpkin enzymes are activated with water to create a warming, exfoliating mask that reveals a fresh, glowing complexion. The result is a strangely soothing and spa like sensation that you’ll get in the comfort of your own home. In fact, you won’t have to leave home to purchase Thermal Pumpkin Facial Scrub since it’s available for $35 from qvc.com.
ExfoliKate Gentle Exfoliating Treatment
Ideal for those with sensitive skin, Kate Somerville’s exfoliating treatment polishes skin until it glows. Papaya, pumpkin, and pineapple enzymes promise to reduce the appearance of pore size and stimulate circulation, giving skin that I-just-went-for-a-three-mile-jog glow. The Kate Somerville collection is adored by A-listers such as Olivia Wilde, Kristen Bell, Felicity Huffman, Kate Walsh and Kim Kardashian. But finding out what all the celebrity fuss is about will cost you; ExfoliKate Gentle sells for $65 for 2oz. at www.katesomerville.com
Carve your own
You don’t have to venture out to get gorgeous; you can serve up this seasonal beauty mask in the comfort of your own home. All you’ll need is one cup of fresh papaya, an 18 oz. can of pure pumpkin and one egg. Mash the papaya, beat the egg and then fold all of the ingredients together. Apply the mask to clean, dry skin and allow the mask to sit for 10 minutes. Finally, remove with warm water followed by a splash of cold water. A complete serving of pumpkin pretty skin is now yours anytime.