If you’re skin is looking a little dull this fall, the natural ingredient you need may just be the same ingredient your barista is stirring into your pumpkin spiced latte (maybe not the exact same). Pumpkin is an enzyme that acts as a chemical exfoliant that helps to slough away dead skin and polish your complexion, leaving it bright and refreshed. To get the benefits of this natural ingredient, you can use a little bit of pumpkin puree as a face mask or you can check out one of these products that are packed with pumpkin enzymes.
The easiest way to include pumpkin in your skincare routine is with a cleanser, such as the Osmia Organics Luz Enzyme Facial Soap ($24), which contains organic pumpkin and tomato for a gentle but effective enzymatic exfoliation. This soap also contains essential oils of carrot seed, carrot root, and rosewood, which soothe, smooth and brighten the skin.