With the arrival of fall also comes everything Pumpkin!  Pumpkin lattes, pumpkin scones and yes, even pumpkin peels.  Pumpkin peels are the perfect complement to a facial treatment or on their own.  This peel, with its spiced scents, will awaken your senses and stir feelings of wistful affection of warm pumpkin pie all while providing many benefits to your skin!

With all the beauty of fall comes cold, dry air that is hard on our skin.  A pumpkin peel helps to fight off the effects of winter and keeps our skin looking refreshed and renewed.

Pumpkin peels are gentle enough for sensitive skin and the benefits include fading of hyper-pigmentation and reduction of acne blemishes. Pumpkin is also rich in vitamin A and beta carotene which help to promote healing and stimulate circulation, collagen and elastin production.

Not only is pumpkin vitamin rich, it is also full of antioxidants to help fight free radicals.  The enzymes and hydroxy acids actively digest dead skin cells which make it very exfoliating and leads to brighter, smoother skin.  That’s not it…pumpkin also contains minerals and oils that condition and soften the skin!

The benefits summed up:

  1. Improves texture for healthy, nourished skin
  2. Targets hyper-pigmentation and acne
  3. Exfoliates dead skin cells
  4. Increases cell renewal
  5. Promotes collagen and elastin production
  6. Stimulates circulation
  7. Softens fine lines
  8. Provides intense hydration
  9. Anti-inflammatory
  10. Zinc helps to reduce acne due to hormones and oil production
  11. Resurfaces the skin
  12. Clarity and smoothness will be seen immediately
  13. And of course it smells amazing

With all the benefits of this pumpkin peel and the comforting scents that are reminiscent of holiday family dinners, we are sure this will become an instant favourite!

Post by Christina Easton and fact checked by Alyssa Sheptycki – Bliss YogaSpa