You’ve begun seeing pumpkins popping up at the grocery store and farmers’ market, and local pumpkin patches in your area are sure to be opening soon for the season.
While the gourd is a favorite flavor this time of year, many people forget it’s also rich in vitamins and nutrients that can benefit your skin and overall health. But, I’m not referring to any of the pumpkin-spiced cereals, coffees, or desserts you see in the grocery store. Instead, I am referring to using pumpkin in your fall skincare routine.
This time of year, Essance offers our seasonal Pumpkin Masque. The Essance pumpkin masque is sweet and delightful just like one of those spicy pumpkin desserts that you love, but it will make your skin feel pampered with a healthy glow after rinsing off.
Our seasonal Pumpkin masque is a best seller because it contains organic pumpkin, organic Frankincense, and Vitamin C. Pumpkin has so many benefits for your skin; it is high in essential minerals and fatty acids as well as contains amino acids and enzymes for exfoliation.
One of the many benefits of pumpkin is that it has fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs). When used in a mask, these fruit enzymes work as a natural exfoliant that increases cell turnover. The mask will gently exfoliate any dead skin cells and promote the regeneration of new ones. It will also work to brighten and smooth over the new layer of skin, leaving your face feeling smooth and radiant.
Pumpkin nutrients and minerals such as zinc, beta carotene and vitamin E also designed for skin healing. These are found in a variety of fruits, vegetables, and grains. Examples include carrots, pumpkin squash, beans, spinach, kale, sunflower seeds, broccoli, blueberries, and brown rice.
Vitamin C in pumpkin helps reduce inflammation, puffiness, and redness in the skin while calming the epidermis. Vitamin C is also popular for its collagen-boosting effect.
The fatty acids in pumpkin will help keep your skin hydrated all winter long; this mask isn’t only about fall. Pumpkin also is high in zinc which is beneficial for clearing acne. The Vitamin E in pumpkin is fantastic for speeding up the healing of wounds as well as helping with overall skin renewal and the tone of your skin. It hydrates the skin without a greasy look or feel and gives a beautiful glow.
To Use The Pumpkin Clay Masque Powder: 1 application is equivalent to 1 Tablespoon of powder mixed in slightly less than ½ teaspoon of liquid.
- Mix 1 part liquid (tea, milk, yogurt (dry skin), or Essance’s toner to 3 parts powder. Avoid using apple cider vinegar or kombucha to mix.
- Mix in a glass or ceramic bowl with a clean spoon. wooden spoon. Avoid metal when mixing.
- Stop mixing when the mask reaches a paste consistency.
- Apply the masque from the neck to the forehead and let it set for 5-7 minutes 10-15 minutes. You will feel the masque tighten as the skin dries.
- Rinse off with warm water followed by the Revitalizing Cleanser and lightly towel dry before applying Revitalizing Toner, Revitalizing Serum (deeper nourishment), and Revitalizing Moisturizer.
How often should you mask:
1x Week for Acne Breakout
2x a Month for Oily/Combination Skin
1x Month for Normal/Sensitive Skin
At Essance, we believe that you will FALL in love with this seasonal mask because it will leave your skin more radiant, softer, and smoother after just 8 minutes of daily routine.