Many of you probably have a pumpkin or two gracing your entryway as a nod to the harvest-Halloween-Thanksgiving season, and you also might enjoy a bit of pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin pie or probably most commonly, a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks. (Did anyone else not realize how huge these were until they logged into Facebook the day the drink arrived for the season?)
But what you may not realize is that pumpkin is far from just a home decor accent or coffee flavor. In beauty school, we did a fair amount of study on the humble gourd, and it is a skin treatment on par with several pricier, more well-marketed ingredients. Pumpkin is a natural exfoliant, chock full of vitamins and minerals and even turns men on more than any other scent when used in fragrances. Is there anything pumpkin doesn’t excel at?
Zia Pumpkin Exfoliating Mask: Most commonly in spas, pumpkin is found in enzyme or glycolic treatments, but there are take home versions as well. While it may not pack the punch of a spa-level treatment (which can be a benefit, as glycolics often cause residual redness and aren’t great for before an event) a take-home treatment like Zia Pumpkin Exfoliating Mask can give you all the glow and skin-sloughing goodness of a pumpkin facial as you sit back and watch a halloween episode of the “Walking Dead.”
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