Have you ever been curious about having a peel, yet are too afraid to try one? With so many options, the decision can be confusing about which peels are safe to try for beginners. Pumpkin enzyme peels are an excellent introductory treatment for anyone who hasn’t experienced what chemical resurfacing can do for them. First and foremost, when we talk about peels, whether chemical or enzyme based, they are not the mistakenly believed treatments that are applied to the skin and simply, “peeled off”, but rather a professional treatment that utilizes acids to dissolve dead skin cells, smoothing out imperfections and brightening dark spots. It is also a common misconception that all peels cause excessive redness, irritation, excessive shedding and painful downtime however, this isn’t the case with a pumpkin peel.
In general, enzyme peels are specifically gentle on the skin’s surface because they mainly target dead skin cells. This means little to no irritation, and noticeably smoother, brighter, more radiant complexions. All peels are meant to exfoliate your skin, but what I particularly love about pumpkin enzyme peels is they are just as nourishing as they are exfoliating. Pumpkin reportedly contains over 100 nutrients to replenish the skin as a bonus to the resurfacing and smoothing properties. Some other skin-loving benefits include:
- Deep cleansing and corrective: minerals such as Zinc and Copper found in pumpkin puree have been known to control acne and brighten dark spots.
- Firming: the fruit is LOADED with Vitamin C, helping to brighten and firm skin, since Vitamin C aids to build collagen.
- Increased circulation: the folate found in pumpkin is pertinent for red blood cell development, increasing blood circulation for a healthy glow.
- Fights free radical damage: antioxidants found in pumpkin help to defend your skin cells against oxidative damage, which is a leading cause of aging. It also fights free radicals commonly found in air pollution, so rest assured this treatment has us Angelenos covered amongst the LA air.
Though pumpkin enzyme treatments are designed to gently resurface, the results can be significant, especially in a series of treatments. With all resurfacing treatments, it’s important to make sure you’re following up with a good SPF (at least 30%) to wear post treatment/daily thereafter. It’s also important to have a good consultation with a licensed professional to discuss which treatment options are right for you, as well as discuss expectations and develop a treatment plan.
See your nearest SBC Aesthetician to discover what this revitalizing and wonderful fall treatment can do for you! Your skin will thank you!