If there's one thing we love about the Halloween season, other than dressing up in crazy costumes and knocking doors for candy (obv!), it's getting to load up on pumpkin spice lattes.
From what we're hearing, pumpkin isn't just a scary Halloween decoration or the ingredient in Starbucks' signature fall beverage. It's actually spooky spectacular for your skin.
In case you're interested in the skincare benefits of pumpkin, read on! Our dearest Truly tribe: it's officially time to PSL the hell outta your skin! You have our blessing.
What's typically thought of as a spooky Halloween decoration turns out to be a pretty power-packed skincare ingredient, too.
High in vitamins A, C, and E, pumpkin skincare products work wonders at smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This is thanks to its ability to boost collagen production. Alongside this, it's loaded with alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that work to dissolve dead skin cells, speed up cell turnover, and ultimately promote brighter skin.
You'll typically find pumpkin beauty products this time of year in limited edition products. Snap them up while you get a chance because, honestly, things don't get much better than pumpkin when it comes to enjoying multiple beauty benefits at once.
Start taking advantage of this fall vegetable's myriad of beauty benefits...
Pumpkin is a good source of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that can help prevent signs of aging. It also contains beta-carotene, which helps to reverse UV damage and improve skin tone. Added to that, pumpkin stimulates collagen production, thus enhancing the skin's elasticity. According to experts, pumpkin even protects skin from radical damage, which can lead to skin cancer. It's the ultimate skin plumper.
Dark Spot Diminisher
The fruit enzymes inside pumpkin gently exfoliate the skin's surface, while zinc + potassium combat redness. It's a fantastic DIY solution for treating dark spots and pigmentation.
According to Eminence Organics Product Support Team Lead Alicia Hawthorne, "Vitamins A and C help to defend against oxidative damage. Vitamin C is especially fabulous for treating and reducing the look of dark spots."
Look for pumpkin or pumpkin seed oil in your cleansers, lotions, and face masks to ensure you're getting the best possible product for the job.
Between its exfoliating powers and cellular turnover abilities, pumpkin is an excellent ingredient for tackling breakouts. It's not your typical acne-fighting ingredient, but it's worth a try if you're looking to ward off blemishes.
Pumpkin is high in B vitamins, such as niacin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, and folate. Niacin and folate both help to increase circulation, improving cell turnover and renewal. Zinc controls hormone levels and oil production, assisting in the healing and prevention of breakouts.
Pumpkin also boasts anti-inflammatory properties to reduce redness and provide relief for sensitive skin types dealing with acne.
Since pumpkin contains exfoliating enzymes that nibble away at dead skin cells, you can expect a fresh, radiant complexion when you use pumpkin skincare products on a regular basis.
"Pumpkin is made up of alpha hydroxy acids (similar to glycolic acid and lactic acid), which are fruit acids that slough dead skin cells, increase cell turnover and keep the skin glowing," says dermatologist Lily Talakoub.
Believe in the brightening powers of pumpkin!
Sadly, Halloween's veggie doesn't get enough credit in regards to its hydrating abilities.
In the fall, your skin tends to suffer moisture loss from the change in environment from central heating or air. Pumpkin can help restore lost moisture.
If you have dry skin, you can benefit no end from using a pumpkin face mask or lotion in your daily skincare regimen.
Happy Halloween: Our LTD Plumpkin Spice Polish is Here
This swirl of black and orange scrubbing polish is Truly's take on the PSL.
Smell and taste just as good as a PSL or pumpkin pie by slathering your skin in this limited edition Halloween body scrub. It's our Truly treat for Halloween! Yum!
Plumpkin Spice Polish is a lightweight, sugar based exfoliant formulated with collagen-packed pumpkin and breakout-banishing black charcoal to give you the holiday gift of glowing skin.
Inside this formula, you'll also find vitamin C, an antioxidant proven to thicken the dermis, fade fine lines, shield skin against UV rays, and enhance radiance for a youthful glow. The polish also contains vanilla, a sweet-scented powerhouse anti-aging ingredient shown to minimize fine lines and wrinkles, while neutralizing free radical damage.
24k gold, another youth-restoring miracle worker, also finds a place in this LTD Halloween special.
Pair it With: Our LTD Marsh-Mellow Body Butter
Seeking spooky soft skin? This fluffy, swirled purple and green body butter blends hydrating marshmallow with anti-aging ginseng for a visibly firmer, smoother, and more radiant looking complexion.
In addition to marshmallow and ginseng, this Halloween-inspired body butter contains hemp, blackberry, and chai. While blackberry is an excellent source of rejuvenating + free-radical-fighting antioxidants, chai lends its antibacterial, hypoallergenic, and anti-inflammatory properties for generally chill skin.
You'll look, smell, and feel just as good as cupcake frosting with this butter smothered over your bod.
Bag them Both with Bad Witch Bundle
Like the sound of both products? Choose our Halloween-exclusive bundle, A.K.A the Bad Witch Bundle. It's bundled at a lower cost so you can enjoy both products and pay less!
There's limited time to order our Halloween exclusive products before Halloween -- 7 days and counting down!
Turns out, pumpkin is one hell of a skincare ingredient. From turning back the clock to eliminating breakouts, zapping away dark spots to illuminating skin, there's little this Halloween decoration can't do for your complexion.
Take advantage of its myriad of benefits while you can!