Benefits of pumpkin in our diet and skin care products.

Benefits of pumpkin in our diet and skin care products.

 

Fall is upon us, pumpkin latte, pies, cookies, stews and pumpkin facials! What’s all the buzz about pumpkin?

Pumpkin seed oil is full of phytoestrogens, rich in beta-carotene and many other antioxidants. Research shows it’s beneficial for preventing hypertension and have cancer protective properties.

Fiber in pumpkin can also help lower risk of coronary heart disease. That does not include pumpkin desserts, sorry folks! Add pumpkin chucks to roasted vegetables or pumpkin puree in smoothies. For antioxidant powerhouse add coconut milk, flax and chia seeds.

Pumpkin used in skin care products are packed with fruit enzymes and AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids), which increases cell turnover to brighten and smooth the look and feel of the skin. Pumpkin is loaded with vitamins A and C to help soften and soothe the skin and increase collagen production that prevents signs of aging. Vitamin E in pumpkin is high in fatty acids, which helps regulate sebum production.

Enjoy the changes of the seasons, incorporate pumpkin in your diet and by all means get your pumpkin facial.

Experience your Pumpkin Radiant treatment today!
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Debbie Kho
Owner/Licensed Esthetician
Spalakeoswego.com
Spalakeoswego@gmail.com
(503)307-3833

Oh Those Beautiful Eyes!

Oh Those Beautiful Eyes!

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What to do with dark, baggy circles under eyes and fine lines?

Let’s start with fine lines, moisturize with a good quality eye cream.  Application: apply cream with ring finger, work cream gently from outer corner in circular motion towards the nose and over over eye lid.  Always gentle when working around the eyes.  Well worth the money investing in a great quality eye cream!

Dark circles…definitely not enough sleep contributes to it. But did you know certain nationalities dark circles are heredity?  Asians, Middle Easterns, Italians and darker skin complexions because low iron count usually contributes to dark under eye circles.  Have your iron count checked.

Under eye bags…sometimes certain medications cause fluid built up, kidneys not functioning at optimal level, traveling, dehydration, all of that may contribute to bags under the eyes.  Solution: use eye cream while performing lymph drainage during a facial will aide in removing fluids and re-hydrate the orbital area.

As always, esthetics is my passion, I love to share my expertise with you all!

Debbie Kho
Owner/Licensed Esthetician/Skin Concierge
SkinSense Spa

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