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November 5, 2015

Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Pumpkin for Beauty

It’s October and fall is in full swing! Everywhere you go all you here is Pumpkin; from Starbucks to Dunkin Donuts and even to beer! Why not capitalize on this pumpkin craze!

Teach your clients about the health benefits that eating pumpkins can have for them.  Huffington Post list “8 immpressive Health Benefits of Pumpkinfrom helping with eye site to helping reduce wrinkles. It can also help with muscle soreness after a workout as pumpkin is stocked full of potassium. When selling your clients on any skin care treatment you should also be teaching them of the importance of nutrition to their skin’s condition. And pumpkin actually helps reduce wrinkles due to the free-radical neutralizing powers of the carotenoids in the pumpkin.

If pumpkin has this many great benefits when we eat it, what benefits does it have when applied to our skin? Dermal Institute seems to have the answers we are looking for. Pumpkin is great for dull and aging skin, and even for people with pigmentation problems. Pumpkin has such a small molecular structure that it is able to penetrate deep within the skin strengthening all of its benefits. Fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxyl acids help to brighten and smooth the skin by causing an increase in cell turnover. Vitamin A and Vitamin C help to soften and soothe the skin while also helping to prevent the signs of aging by boosting collagen production. For your clients with oily skin and acne problems; add ground pumpkin seeds. They are a great exfoliate and contain zinc to help regulate the bodies oil production. And according to Live Strong, pumpkin also helps remove old surface skin cells and promote new cell production.

The best part about pumpkin treatments; you can make them yourself. All the ingredients are rather inexpensive and by making your own masks and scrubs you can greatly increase you’re earning potential.  You can find many pumpkin mask recipes with a simple Google search, but one of my favorites comes from Primally Inspired. It’s amazing that 3 simple ingredients can have such a wonderful effect on your skin.  Another couple of recipes that stood out come from Myrna Beardshear, the director of Spa, Fitness, and Health at Red Mountain Resort. She uses a bit more of a desert twist to her recipes.

If pumpkin is so great for the skin, what would it do for my hair? According to Fox News Magazine, pumpkin is great for promoting hair growth because pumpkin is such a rich source of potassium. Pumpkin is also a great moisturizer and the Vitamin A promotes a healthy scalp. Try mixing up your own pumpkin hair masks to boost salon revenues even more.  For those of you that practice aromatherapy, consider adding pumpkin to the mix. According to ; pumpkin, along with its pie spices, aids in digestion, relief of flatulence and bloating, increase mental ability, encourage a sense of unity and conversation.

Pumpkin sounds like an amazing addition to any salon for this fall. Be sure to get your portion of the profits of the Fall Pumpkin Craze.

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