Joel Schlessinger MD answers questions about pumpkin skin care products
T’is the season for all things pumpkin – from lattes and pie to decorations and yes, even skin care. Joel Schlessinger MD was recently featured in the Jewish Exponent article, “The Great Pumpkin.” Here, he discusses the benefits of using pumpkin as a key ingredient in many skin care products.
Pumpkin contains vitamins A and C, Omega-3 and antioxidants, as well as nutrients and minerals that help nourish the body and build tissue. When this ingredient is applied topically, pumpkin enzymes exfoliate away buildup without abrasive scrubbing, making it a perfect product for sensitive skin.
Joel Schlessinger MD’s signature skin care line, LovelySkin, offers several products with pumpkin as the star ingredient. His favorite product, the LovelySkin Pumpkin Clarifying Mask, not only contains high levels of antioxidants but it also has a pleasant, naturally occurring fragrance.
“The antioxidant makeup is the main reason for [pumpkin’s] success as a skin treatment externally, but the same can be said for ingesting it as well,” he said. “The level of antioxidants directly correlates with the benefits that will accrue for the skin.”
LovelySkin.com offers a variety of pumpkin products that improve the tone and texture of your skin while shielding it from free radical damage. Some of these products include:
- Revision Skincare Pore Refining Pumpkin Mask, a deep-cleansing mask that leaves pores looking smaller and refined.
- glo therapeutics Pumpkin Enzyme Scrub, a gentle facial scrub that reveals a bright, radiant complexion.
- Eminence Yam and Pumpkin Enzyme Peel, an exfoliating peel that minimizes the appearance of hyperpigmentation, fine lines and sun damage.
- Peter Thomas Roth Clinical Peel & Reveal Dermal Resurfacer, an intense anti aging treatment peel that leaves skin revitalized and smooth.
What’s your favorite pumpkin product? Tell us about it in the comments.