Why Your Skin Should Love Pumpkin Season

It's officially fall! Technically, that happened on September 22nd for the rest of the world, but for us Southern California folks, that didn't happen until about 3 hours ago, honestly. Even so, our sunny fall days don't stop us from joining the rest of the country in it's favorite time of year... Pumpkin Season! With the launch of the 2016 Pumpkin Spice Latte, the local bakeries offering pumpkin muffins, scones, and cheesecakes, and the release of all the pumpkin scented candles and novelty items, we've been inspired to join the bandwagon and dive in head-first to Pumpkin Season. As much as we love the smell and flavor of pumpkin, our favorite attributes of this well-loved squash are the many benefits it has for our skin. Pumpkins are packed with ingredients that help dull complexions, aging skin, hyperigmentation, and acne. In other words, it's beneficial for all of us. Keep reading to learn more about the ingredients that deliver such diverse results!


Fruit Enzymes and Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs):
Increase cell turnover 
Brighten and smooth skin

Vitamin A + Vitamin C:
Soften and soothe skin
Boost collagen production
Anti-aging benefits 


Controls hormone levels and oil production in the skin
Great for acne sufferers 

Essential Fatty Acids + Vitamin E: 
Maintains good barrier function for the skin
Regulates sebum (oil) 

As you can see, pumpkin is full vitamins and antioxidants that make it great for skin care. Additionally, the molecular structure of pumpkin is incredibly small, which means that it easily penetrates much deeper into the skin when used topically. So this year, while you're out drinking that #PSL and loading up on Bath & Body Works fall-scented goodies, don't forget to treat your skin to Pumpkin Season as well. Indulge yourself in a Sanctuary Spa Pumpkin Enzyme Facial by booking yours online now, or stop by our retail boutique to find the perfect pumpkin product to take home with you.