An important part of any skin routine is to remove the outer layer of dead skin, especially on the face and neck. Whether you suffer from sun damage, acne scars, brown spots or merely regular exposure to lifes toxins such as smoke and pollution, the process of removing the buildup of dead skin layers in an effective, non-harmful way to promote new skin rejuvenation and reveal the healthy skin that lies just beneath.
There are several different types and variations of facial peels, but one that offers an alternative to the more aggressive AHA peels is the Pumpkin Peel. Natural pumpkin, turned into a pumpkin pie-scented mask, is a powerful anti-oxidant and keratolytic treatment that can serve as replacement to other peels or may be used in between other treatments.
Microdermabrasion peel, one of today's most popular forms of facials for men and women ranges from $100 and up per visit. For those who do not want to invest this much every couple of weeks, your solution is the Pumpkin Peel.
Natural pumpkin offers more than 100 beneficial components for anyone of any age. It has the highest concentration of natural Vitamin C and Beta-Carotene of all vegetables. Pumpkin also contains salicylic acid, lactic acid and several potent anti-oxidants. Due to its multiple components, this peel exfoliates and nourishes the skin while introducing vitamins, enzymes, and nutrients.
It has a built-in fruit acid enzyme profile and contains Vitamin A derivatives that target the receptors responsible for activating cell turnover. This therapy unites exfoliation with reduction of oxidative and free radical stress by introducing a nutritional vitamin and enzyme infusion into the skin. Pumpkin Peel will detoxify the dead surface skin cells and rejuvenate the new skin to a healthy glow.
This peel also has the benefit of no down time, and is appropriate for any skin type or condition and can be performed as frequently as every 2 to 3 weeks.
The Pumpkin peel is ideal for smokers and others who need the stimulation of the circulation and promotion of healing. The aromatherapy aspect (the Pumpkin Peel smells like homemade pumpkin pie) can really be appreciated too.
Usually sensitive skins and acne conditions will do better with a Pumpkin Peel because it's not as harsh or intrusive as glycolic can be on some skins.
The Pumpkin Peel will leave your skin tighter, smoother, and more refreshed. And you thought pumpkins were only good for eating.
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