Skin with an Autumn Glow
Summer has ended, we have said goodbye to picnics in the park, beach days, rooftop BBQ’s and overall fun in the sun, but do we really have to kiss our summer glow goodbye? At Pretty Please, we say, NO! Our Skin Gurus are all about maintaining their summer glow all year round and we want you to join us!
Introducing our Autumn Glow Facial (for a limited-time)
For the month of October & November, we are featuring our Autumn Glow Facial ($230) to help you glow into winter. This facial features our yummy (or should we say yammy), Yam Pumpkin Pro Enzyme Peel that produces a glowing complexion while reducing the appearance of dark spots, firms & plumps the skin, and reduces wrinkle depth and fine lines. Afterwards, we utilize LED Light Therapy to stimulate and enhance collagen production.
4 to Naturally Radiate
Sun-kissed skin is here to stay, and this article will give you all the tips and tools to get the glow and keep it. Below are 4 sun-safe ways to stay naturally radiant the whole year through:
1. Use Tinted Moisturizer
Reach for your favorite tinted moisturizer and put it to use! Not only do they deliver lightweight sheer coverage, but you’re also providing your skin with SPF protection. On top of protection, you’re giving your skin an extra layer of hydration, and the major key to glowing skin is hydrated skin.
Don’t have one? You know we love Eminence and their line of Tinted Moisturizers are fantastic.
2. Drink Up
In the summer, it’s easy to stay hydrated and ensure you’re drinking enough water because hot summer days call for it. But we find in the colder seasons, people opt for fall-themed drinks, while H20 is left in the fridge. Glowing skin can’t thrive with a dehydrated vessel.
3. Invest in a Natural Bronzer
If you’re looking for a quick natural glow remedy, an all-natural bronzer is the way to go! Apply a little golden, bronze hue to your cheeks and forehead to give your skin a sun-kissed look even in the colder seasons.
4. Glow Boosting Facial Masques
To really bring out your inner glow - try a glow-boosting facial masque. Exfoliating and Hydrating facial masques will boost your glow by replenishing the skin with vitamins and nutrients that your skin is thirsting for.
We put together this fun fall-themed list of products and ingredients that will replenish your skin and boost your glow.
Fall smells just like pumpkins right? So of course pumpkins are on our list! As much as we all enjoy our pumpkin spice lattes, we can also love pumpkin in our skincare. Pumpkins are rich in enzymes, beta-carotene, amino acids, and antioxidants which can do wonderful things for your skin.
For pumpkin-perfect moisture, we would recommend Eminence Organics Limited Edition Pumpkin Latte Hydration Masque. This masque will soothe, nourish the skin, and will leave it feeling moisturized. The pumpkin puree of nutrient-rich goodness in this masque is especially beneficial during the dry fall months when there’s less humidity and moisture in the air.
Why not take the beauty benefits of pumpkin to the next level by adding yams to the mix? Yams have been used in Asian traditional medicine centuries due to their tremendous healing powers. This root vegetable is packed with vitamins and minerals needed for your skin to rejuvenate and restore itself.
Eminence Organics has a Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel, which is an at-home exfoliating peel containing lactic and glycolic acids. This treatment refines and evens skin tone, including the look of dark spots, and provides gentle exfoliation without any irritation. Lactic and glycolic acid together will gently exfoliate the skin and remove imperfections. This is a great way to treat your skin while boosting your glow.
3. Licorice Root
Fall is the perfect time to correct any sun damage that occurred during the summer months. Licorice root is a superfood ingredient that plays a role in treating acne and inflammation. The licorice root, found in Eminence Organics Bright Skin Licorice Root Exfoliating Peel, helps brighten the appearance of uneven or sun-damaged skin for a more youthful appearance. This results-oriented peel uses licorice root and our Natural Hydroquinone Alternative to brighten the appearance of dark spots, while lactic and mandelic acids gently exfoliate dead skin cells. We recommend following this treatment with an SPF moisturizer.
In addition to adding bursts of flavor to food, this tiny berry adds impressive beauty benefits when used as a skincare ingredient. Cranberries are packed full of vitamins and antioxidants that help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. They’re also rich in phytochemicals with potent anti-inflammatory properties that are extremely effective in fighting the inflammation caused by problem skin.
Benefits of Pumpkin In Skin Care
Not only does pumpkin pack a delicious and nutritious punch in your favorite recipes, pumpkin face masks could be your favorite skincare treatment too. With benefits that range from increasing moisture levels to brightening skin tone, pumpkin is a beauty-boosting superstar. Spreading on a luscious layer of pumpkin face mask not only smells heavenly, but it also leaves your skin baby soft and silky smooth. This is because pumpkin pulp and pumpkin seed oil contain a wide array of beneficial nutrients including vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs).
We’ve identified before that AHAs are key to a glowing and radiant complexion, helping with exfoliation, moisture retention, and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Adding to this glowy goodness, pumpkin is also rich in antioxidants, and Vitamins A and C. Our Founder Jennifer Rasa says, “Vitamin A and C help to defend against oxidative damage. Vitamin C is especially needed for treating and reducing the look of dark spots.”
Here’s a quick rundown on five incredible benefits of Pumpkin:
1. Infuses the skin with bioflavonoids
2. Deeply hydrates and plumps the skin
3. Stimulates collagen production
4. Provides antioxidant and age-defying benefits
5. Delivers beta carotene, amino acids, and fruit enzymes to the skin
The benefits of pumpkin leave you with the complexion of your dreams year-round, but this fall-favorite ingredient is especially helpful as the seasons change. Using pumpkin products allows estheticians to help alleviate skincare woes such as dehydration and redness caused by dryness. Jennifer sums this up perfectly, by saying: "As the season's change, our skin tends to suffer moisture loss and can use a boost in exfoliation. Whether it’s fine lines and wrinkles, post-summer UV exposure, or the change in environment from central heating or air, the skin can usually use a little TLC, and pumpkin is here to help.”
We just gave you all the deets on maintaining your summer glow this fall -- keep your skin clear, healthy and of course glowing! When you’re ready for a professional’s touch, book a facial with one of our Skin Gurus at our New York City facial spa.