Ah, fall! That glorious time of year when the leaves change colors, the kids go back to school, and your healthy summer glow begins to fade.
It’s true – fall’s cooler weather and dryer atmosphere can make your skin appear dull or lifeless. But when Mother Nature gives us a problem, she usually also provides a solution. Many in-season ingredients offer amazing benefits for your skin when used in facial applications.
Pumpkin is a wonder-ingredient for the skin. It’s safe for use on all skin types, and it contains natural enzymes that can help break down dry, lifeless skin while encouraging the production of new skin cells. Pumpkin is also rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Zinc, which help nourish and soften skin. And if you suffer from acne or frequent breakouts, pumpkin has anti-acne properties that help fight inflammation, reduce the size of pores, and control excess oil production.
Cranberries are bursting with Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and antioxidants that help repair skin damaged from sun exposure and can even diminish the appearance of dark circles. This bright berry also acts as a natural toner, soothing and tightening skin for a more refreshed appearance.
Pears contain natural humectants which promote moisture retention and help maintain balanced water content in skin. This make pears a perfect ingredient for dry, flaky skin, and it’s why pear extract is often found in moisturizing lotions and creams. Pears can also be beneficial for those with oily skin. Facial products containing pear can help control excess oil production from the sebaceous glands.
The warm, spicy smell of nutmeg is invigorating on its own, but this fall spice can also give a boost to your skin. Nutmeg has anti-inflammatory properties which can help soothe skin and relieve breakouts. Nutmeg has even been shown to help reduce pore size and diminish acne spots and scars. It’s important to note that nutmeg can sometimes irritate the skin – especially sensitive skin – so be sure to test how your skin reacts before extensive use.
Sweet-smelling cinnamon increases the skin’s blood flow and has been known to plump skin, making fine lines less visible. Cinnamon also has antiseptic and antibacterial properties, which can help with skin infections. Like nutmeg, cinnamon can be harsh on delicate areas of the skin like around the eyes, and should be used with caution.
Pomegranate has very small molecules which allows it to penetrate deeply into the skin. It contains fatty acids that help retain moisture, making it an effective ingredient for treating dry skin in fall and winter. Pomegranate also promotes the production of collagen and elastin which keeps skin smooth and firm.
Take advantage of fall’s natural bounty with a rejuvenating facial treatment at Cadiz Laser Spa. Our signature pumpkin facial will smooth and nourish your skin, leaving you with a radiant complexion. Schedule your appointment today to take advantage of our monthly special!