Turn Your Bathroom into an Oasis to Celebrate the Season
The chillier weather and crisp fall breeze have a way of putting us in the mood for cinnamon, spice, and everything nice. But did you know that autumn’s favorite scents and flavors also boast mega beauty benefits? Here are some of our favorites that you’ll find in the spa.
What would October be without pumpkin patches and jack-o-lanterns galore? But did you know that pumpkin contains powerful enzymes that eat up all those pesky dead skin cells that can be tough to get rid of this time of year? Plus pumpkin also contains huge doses of Vitamin A and C to boost collagen production and give the face a lovely glow. For people suffering from acne, pumpkin contains zinc which is key to controlling hormone levels and oil production. We love it so much, we use it in our popular Pumpkin Enzyme Facial all year long.
Best for: giving yourself a hydration boost
Sure, it makes for a sweet treat, but brown sugar is also a wonderful, natural exfoliant and moisturizer that will leave your skin feeling super smooth. Use it for a body scrub, polish dry, flaky lips, or mix it with peppermint oil for an uplifting scalp treatment.
Best for: sloughing off dead skin cells
Sure it makes a delicious addition to any salad, but did you know that pomegranate contains antioxidants powerful enough to keep skin hydrated and acne free? We love it because it reduces inflammation from breakouts and its high concentration of vitamins K and C, potassium, copper, zinc and iron mean that it can protect the skin from visible aging while reversing damage from the sun.
Best for: protecting the skin from aging and environmental damage
The juice of this super sour fruit contains resveratrol, an acne fighting compound that has the ability to kill off bacteria and control the formation of sebum, or oil produced from the glands in your skin. Second only to blueberries, it also contains power antioxidants which makes it an effective tool for anti-aging. We love to use it as a simple facial tonic for a refreshing mid-day boost.
Best for: controlling acne and oily skin
The delicious spice is chock full of calcium, fiber, iron and manganese, and essential oils within its bark. It also holds tons of antioxidants which helps the body to fight free radicals which can benefit everything from the skin to the brain. Cinnamon can be a bit tricky as some varieties contain coumarin which can be damaging to the liver. Stick with the Ceylon kind from Sri Lanka and your good to go. We love cinnamon sticks for a relaxing bath or add ground cinnamon to chilled coconut oil for lip-plumping hydration.
Best for: a reviving boost for the skin, body, and mind