They’re back. The pumpkins, that is. This time of year they take over every crevice of our lives; in both authentic and phony form, those rampant squash creep into everything from our skim lattes and room sprays to croissants and dog bones. You can’t even hop in your car to drive screaming away from the pumpkinvasion, either, because there might just be a damn pumpkin-scented car freshener in there.
But just when we were ready to leave the entire planet to get some time away from all things orange, along come a few extremely useful pumpkin-centric beauty treatments we desperately want—and need.
As it turns out, pumpkins aren’t just cute to carve faces into and tasty to flavor everything under the sun with. They’re also packed with fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), which brighten and smooth the skin. They also contain the antioxidants Vitamins A and C to help soften and soothe the skin and boost collagen production (which prevents the signs of aging). Even better, the molecular structure of pumpkin is extremely small, so it can penetrate deeper into the skin when used topically. That’s a huge boost if you’re treating a dull complexion, aging skin, and pigmentation.
All of the above is why we love G Spa’s restorative pumpkin facial. It’s a powerful combination of natural fruit enzymes and peptides that clarify and work together to clear your skin of impurities, with equally natural exfoliates that increase cell turnover. The result? It erases signs of sun exposure and leaves skin looking utterly fresh and renewed.
Then there’s G Spa’s pumpkin spice manicure and pedicure. Your hands and feet get some serious pampering with these warm and rejuvenating treatments, which exfoliate, soothe, and hydrate.
Now that’s the kind of pumpkin action we can absolutely get behind. No matter how you carve it up.