Better Than Pie, Pumpkin Is Great for Your Skin!

Marin County Ca top spa Jessa Skin agrees that pumpkins are the sweetheart of the Fall season.  From  jack o’lanterns to pumpkin pie, it’s hard not to love that orange, bumpy fruit.  But, did you know that (minus the pie!) pumpkins contain more than 100 beneficial nutrients? Packed with vitamins, pumpkins are great for your heart, vision and skin.

Just one cup of cooked, mashed pumpkin gives you more than 200% of recommended daily intake of Vitamin A which helps with vision especially in dim light. Additionally, pumpkins are a great source of fiber with 3 grams per one cup serving. Pumpkins also offer the antioxidant beta-carotene which may play a role in preventing cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute.

Those same carotenoids in pumpkin that keep cancer away also provide benefits for smooth, wrinkle-free skin.  We have long raved about fruit enzymes and the benefits of fruit acid peels for anti-aging and deep exfoliation. Fruit enzymes, and alpha-hydroxy acids, such as found in pumpkin, help to increase skin cell turnover rate and remove dead, scaly skin cells on the surface of the skin.  The result? Smooth, vibrant, healthy skin.

One of the best ways to get the full benefit of pumpkin any time of the year is with Jessa Skin’s 5% Pumpkin Enzyme Peel.  Part of our Pro RX line (a medically proven, professional line of products), our Pumpkin Enzyme Peel is made with active ingredients pumpkin, bilberry, 5% glycolic acid and vitamins C and E.  It is ideal for all skin types and able to be used on the face or body.  It helps to lighten dark spots, clear breakouts, exfoliate and smooth lines and wrinkles.

Directions for use:  Apply a thin layer to freshly washed skin, avoiding eye area.  Light tingling will occur.  Allow it to sit for 2-10 minutes then rinse.

So, while we think it’s ok to indulge every once in a while in sweet treats such as pumpkin pie, we know it’s even better to take the pumpkin fruit (literally) at face value!

For more information on our Pumpkin Enzyme Peel or any of our skincare products, please contact our spa at 415-342-3413.


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