Plump Up Your Skin: Pumpkin Skincare

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Fall brings pumpkin spice and everything nice, but what about incorporating it into your skincare routine? Although pumpkins are an autumnal vegetable, you can get the benefits and scent of pumpkin in every season by using pumpkin-infused products.

Pumpkin is the perfect flavor for a latte and the perfect scent for a candle, but it is also the perfect skincare ingredient. With vitamins and elements that cater to all skin types, here are some things that make pumpkin amazing for your skin.

B Vitamins

Pumpkin contains vitamins like zinc, B6, folate, all of which promote healthy circulation to liven-up your skin. Zinc is great for oily skin as it controls oil production and naturally heals the skin.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids

In simple, these acids found in pumpkin are fruit acids that kill dead skin cells and promote cell turnover. This leaves your skin looking healthy and feeling soft.

Vitamin A

This vitamin helps protect your skin from sun damage and prevent premature wrinkles. One of the best advice from older women is to start wrinkle-prevention in your late teens or early 20s. It’s easier to prevent wrinkles when you start off having none!

Which skin type would benefit from pumpkin skincare?

Any kind of skin would benefit from pumpkin; however, pumpkin specifically contains elements that aid with acne-prone and oily skin. You can find pumpkin moisturizers and washes that will suit any skin type. Pumpkin skincare is also great for more mature skin or anyone looking to plump up their skin and maintain a youthful glow.

Rubbing pumpkin on your face is an inexpensive and quick way to get the benefits from the squash, but many companies started to put pumpkin into their skincare products.

Below are some great pumpkin products to integrate into your skincare routine.

Bliss Pumpkin Powerhouse Resurfacing and Exfoliation Enzyme Mask

An Allure favorite, this mask removes dead skin with the fruit enzymes of pumpkin to reveal silky and glowy skin. Find it on Amazon for $15.99.

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Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial

If you are more willing to spend some extra cash, Drunk Elephant’s facial peel is great for cell turnover and renewing dull skin with pumpkin. This peel goes for $80 on Sephora.

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Tony Moly I’m Real Pumpkin Sheet Mask

Pumpkin-themed self-care night? Say less. Tony Moly, a brand known for its luxurious sheet masks, is a fun and simple way to introduce pumpkin to your skin. Just put this mask on, and if you’re feeling really boujee add some cucumbers to relax after a long day of classes. You can purchase this inexpensive mask on their site.

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Elemis Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter

This multifunction balm is an awesome product for your nighttime routine. The cleansing butter removes makeup, deep cleanses and daily cleanses your skin, what a product! You can find this “butter” here.

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Osmia Pumpkin Facial Soap

If a peel or mask seems like too much for you, this pumpkin-based facial soap is a great wake up for your skin in the morning. Look here to purchase this soap.

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If you use pumpkin in your skincare routine tweet @VALLEYmag and let us know how!

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