Go beyond the seasonal activities of carving jack-o-lanterns, taking pumpkin patch photos and eating pumpkin pie, and try out the new beauty products containing pumpkin. Pumpkin enzymes contain beta carotene, zinc, and vitamins C, E and A and have many benefits for hair and skin. The seasonal ingredient is hydrating, soothing, and healing, three traits that make it perfect for fall and winter beauty care. Spas are including this amazing ingredient in their treatments, but there are also many products that can be bought or made at home. Try our beautifying tips for incorporating pumpkin into your routine!
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Skin Obsession Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Peel
Treat your face to the plumping benefits of the Skin Obsession Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Peel with Glycolic Acid. It is vegan and contains glycolic acid, which helps in the anti-aging and skin-clearing processes.
Skin Obsession Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Peel with Glycolic Acid, $19.99; Amazon.com
NCN Pro Skincare Pumpkin Enzyme Kit
Keep up the glow by trying the NCN Pro Skincare Pumpkin Enzyme Kit, which includes a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer. Since it is a gentle exfoliator, pumpkin is a prime ingredient for people who have extra sensitive skin.
NCN Pro Skincare Pumpkin Enzyme Kit, $55; ncnskincare.com
Yes To Carrots Daily Facial Moisturizer
Top off your skincare routine with a moisturizer such as Yes To Carrots Daily Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15. This will provide hydration and protection from the elements simultaneously.
Yes To Carrots Daily Facial Moisturizer, $14.99; Amazon.com
Healthy Sexy Hair Pumpkin Detoxifying Shampoo
Reap the benefits of pumpkin on your hair by beginning with a replenishing shampoo such as Sexy Hair Concepts Healthy Sexy Hair Pumpkin Detoxifying Shampoo. This detoxifying product contains antioxidants and UV protection, which is important year-round (especially on those ski trips!).
Healthy Sexy Hair Pumpkin Detoxifying Shampoo, $9.95; Amazon.com
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Original Moxie Everyday Leave-in Detangling Conditioner
Try Original Moxie Everyday Leave-in Detangling Conditioner to combine detangling and moisturizing into one easy step. It contains shea butter and pumpkin seed oil, both excellent sources of essential fatty acids and vitamins and help to renew your hair and scalp. The leave-in is great for removing knots and while providing lasting moisture. It is specifically designed to enhance curly hair and fit into a curly product regimen. Use a little bit of it to refresh your second day curls!
Original Moxie Everyday Leave-in Detangling Conditioner, $17.00; CurlMart.com
Seal your hair and protect it from harsh weather by following up with a leave-in conditioner. HealthySexyHair makes two leave-ins that contain pumpkin. Their first option, Pumpkin Enzyme Therapy Mist Leave-in Conditioner, is a light spray that protects against heat styling and adds volume to fine hair.
Pumpkin Enzyme Therapy Mist Leave-in Conditioner, $12.49; Amazon.com
The richer option is Sexy Hair Concepts Healthy Sexy Hair Pumpkin Potion Leave-In Conditioner with Ginger Root, which decreases frizz and adds intense moisture.
Pumpkin Potion Leave-In Conditioner with Ginger Root, $12.49; Amazon.com
Pumpkin for Your Skin and Hair
To make a multi-purpose mask at home, combine one cup of canned (or fresh!) pumpkin, half a cup of coconut oil, one tablespoon of milk, one teaspoon of cinnamon, and seven drops of clove oil. Place ingredients in a microwave safe container, and heat lightly so that there is a smooth consistency. Use this mask warm or cold on your face, body and hair to feel moisturized and revitalized. Make it in bulk and place in mason jars for a DIY holiday gift!
Now get glowing! Let us know how this super ingredient works for you!