The Power of Pumpkin: 3 Major Skin Benefits to Entice Your Clients
It’s officially Fall which means you can’t leave the house without seeing everything from pumpkin coffee drinks to pumpkin home decor to pumpkin vodka (yes that’s a real thing).
Our obsession with all things pumpkin seems to grow each year so why not embrace the trend and offer some fall-themed treatments to your clients?!
Apart from being extremely popular this time of year, pumpkin also has a ton of benefits for the skin especially as your clients start to deal with fall skin issues.
3 Major Skin Benefits of Pumpkin
1 | Helps Prevent & Reverse Sun Damage
Pumpkin is a great source of beta carotene, which can safeguard the skin from UV damage caused by the sun. Be sure to recommend a daily SPF product as well for full skin protection.
Vitamins C and A act as powerful antioxidants, reducing the effects of free radicals, and helping to reverse signs of sun damage like dark spots and uneven skin tone.
These vitamins also promote collagen production which is key for maintaining skin elasticity and even skin tone. After a summer spent in the sun, many clients may be looking to repair sun damage as they head into fall.
2 | Gently Exfoliates
The combination of enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) naturally found in pumpkin makes it an effective, yet gentle exfoliant.
The enzymes soften and break down dead skin cells that accumulate and trap dirt and oil in the pores, giving your clients a healthy glow and more vibrant-looking skin.
AHAs also work to slough the layer of dead skin cells and increase cell turnover, helping to even out the skin tone and improve skin texture.
Exfoliation is always important but can be particularly helpful during the fall when colder temps and indoor heating can dry out the skin.
3 | Treats Acne & Signs of Aging
Not only does vitamin A promote the reversal of sun damage, but it also helps reduce wrinkles and relieves inflammation and acne scarring.
An abundance of zinc found in pumpkin assists in acne prevention and skin healing from acne and other damage.
Pumpkin is also an excellent source of B vitamins like niacin and folate which improve circulation and cell turnover, resulting in decreased acne and faster healing.
How to Bring Pumpkin to Your Treatment Menu
With all of these benefits, pumpkin is a perfect addition to your fall treatment menu.
Your clients get to enjoy a fun, new service and the temporary nature of this seasonal ingredient makes it seem even more appealing.
A pumpkin enzyme peel offers gentle exfoliation and the nourishing vitamins that give your clients’ skin the radiance they crave.
Offer a pumpkin body scrub with a moisturizing mask that restores the skin’s glow and replenishes hydration lost during the cooler months of the year.
Try swapping a pumpkin facial for your standard service to give clients a luxurious seasonal experience that results in more vibrant and youthful-looking skin.
The Bottom Line
Whether you’re a fan of pumpkin spice lattes or not, it’s hard to ignore the popularity of pumpkin during Fall.
Take advantage of the trend and boost your business with seasonal treatments that offer a host of skin benefits and a sensory experience that pumpkin fans will rave about.