The Power of the Pumpkin

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I certainly miss the warm summer glow but now that fall is here it's important to heal the skin from the harsh effects of the sun. It's incredible how nature offers us just the thing we need at the perfect time: pumpkin!

It is a fragrant and nostalgic fruit that reminds us of the holidays coming ahead. It belongs to the family of squash, gourds, melon and cucumber. 

As much as it is a delicious treat to eat in pie, cookies and breads, it is beneficial to the skin. 

The color orange is a great signifier that it is high in carotenoids which include alpha-carotene & beta-carotene.  These two pro-vitamins act as a precursor to Vit. A (Retinol) and are incredible anti-oxidants.  They stimulate cell to cell communication and remove destructive free radicals. Yes, it is THAT good! 

Its enzymes act as a sufficient Alpha-Hydrocy Acid (AHA) which promotes cell renewal and acts as an effective lightener, brightener and can even decrease blemishes. It is also rich in copper which does wonders in collagen and elastin production. Pumpkin also features zinc which helps regulate sebum. 

Facials and body treatments containing pumpkin are fabulous in reducing lines, dark spots, blemishes and improving the skin’s texture and overall complexion. 

The Pumpkin Power Facial at The Little Owl Spa includes a deep cleansing of the skin and the application of a pumpkin peel mask that is loaded with powerful enzymes including pumpkin, passion flower, hibiscus flower and fig. It acts as a Alpha-Hydroxy Peel and is meant to brighten the skin tone and improve overall complexion while increasing collagen and elastin production. It will leave your skin feeling refreshed, clean, bright and smooth as pumpkin pie!

If you want to start off your holiday season with a lift, email Kiki@thelittleowlspa.com to book your Pumpkin Power Facial.