Between lattes, candles and even lip balm, pumpkin has become an overwhelming seasonal statement that is almost synonymous with fall itself.
Adding pumpkin into your skin care routine may seem gimmicky, but pumpkin seed oil (PSO) actually has amazing natural benefits that prove results across the board.
Packed with antioxidants, vitamin E, Omega 3 & 6, and zinc, PSO fights against free radicals to protect the skin against harmful UV rays that cause aging, speeds the skin renewal process and provide a moisturized glow.
In certain products (such as Rhonda Allison’s Pumpkin Cleanser), the pumpkin extract is joined with beta carotene and lactic acid. Lactic acid is a milk-derived AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) that helps to exfoliate and penetrate deeper into the pores. Beta carotene is also an antioxidant, helping to heal photodamaged and dehydrated skin.
Together, these ingredients works to exfoliate, heal and moisturize; helping to provide a visibly polished glow in a way that is safe for ultra sensitive and dry skin, while also being strong enough for normal and oily skin types!
Phylicia Grant is a licensed esthetician and graduate of the University of Aesthetics in Wicker Park. She specializes in pain-free waxing and relaxing facial services. She’s also committed to sharing her knowledge of waxing and makeup artistry, with frequent updates of her work on Instagram at @fefemonroe.
BONUS: during the rest of October and through to the end of November, if you receive a pumpkin facial at one of the FFC spa locations you will ALSO get TWO free gifts with your service! Book with Phylica at FFC West Loop by emailing her at [email protected]!