16 Pumpkin Skin-Care Products for Brighter Skin This Fall
Regardless of how you personally feel about pumpkin spice lattes (pass) or pumpkin pie (a divine seasonal treasure), there’s no denying that come fall, nothing dominates the season quite like pumpkins. Another way to get your autumnal fix? Through your skin-care routine — yes, seriously.
“Pumpkin is rich in alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), which help exfoliate and renew the skin,” Joshua Zeichner, a board-certified dermatologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, tells Allure. “It also contains high levels of antioxidants like lycopene, which protect the skin from free radical damage.”
Whether in the form of a mask, serum, peel, or cleanser, the orange gourd does much more than get you into the holiday spirit. “Pumpkin as a skin-care ingredient can help nourish your skin and promote the absorption of nutrients,” says Shereene Idriss, a board-certified dermatologist at Union Square Laser Dermatology in New York City. “Additionally, as an ingredient, pumpkin contains acne-fighting vitamin E, which helps fight inflammation, reduce pore size, and control excess oil, while its exfoliating properties prevent the appearance of pimples, blackheads, and other blemishes.”
Here, we’ve rounded up 16 of the best pumpkin-infused skin-care products to try out this year. Call them anything but basic.
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