This time of year, everywhere you turn you see it. From coffees and cereal to candles and moisturizers, this infatuation is out of control. What is it about pumpkin spice that makes people crazy for it? The ingredients of pumpkin spice are simple enough. It consists of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and sometimes allspice. Individually, these spices are great but when they all come together, something special happens. Yes, it makes just about anything taste better, from a pie to a latte, but there are even more qualities that will make you crazy for this concoction.

Hidden Benefits of Pumpkin Spice

Did you know that the special spices that make up this dream combo are also very beneficial for your skin? Well, they sure are! Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice can contribute to a healthier look, not only in the Fall, but year-round. Cinnamon has antimicrobial properties to help fight acne. Ginger can be used to tone and detoxify your skin. Allspice has Vitamin A and C and nutmeg has natural astringent qualities to also help with acne sufferers.

Even Without the Spice, Pumpkins Are Packed with Power

The makeup of pumpkin itself is packed with fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids. Both of these increase cell rejuvenations, which can brighten and smooth your skin.

Pumpkins are rich in Vitamin A and C, which can boost collagen production, soothing your skin and reducing the signs of aging. They also contain a beta-carotene, a derivative of Vitamin A that can reduce wrinkles, soften the appearance of age spots and help reduce sun damage.

If you suffer from acne, the Zinc found in pumpkin can help control hormone levels and the fatty acids and Vitamin E can help reduce the amount of oil on your skin. It also aids in the healing of the skin, which can help reduce scarring.

Homemade Applications

How do you get the benefits from all this good stuff onto your skin? Well, you can create a homemade face mask, made up of two-parts pumpkin and one-part honey. It’s a fantastic and easy way to treat your skin. Mix it up, apply and leave the mask on for ten to fifteen minutes. Rinse it off to reveal smoother, glowing and hydrated skin.

If you like body scrubs, puree some pumpkin with brown sugar and use it like any normal body scrub. You’ll be amazed at the results!

A Reason for Obsession

Now that you know all the benefits of pumpkin spice you can fully understand what all the fuss is about. As they say – if you can’t beat em, join em! So, Atlanta Face & Body has put together a special Pumpkin Spice Facial all you PS fanatics are sure to love. The Pumpkin Spice Facial takes advantage of all the qualities of the same ingredients in your favorite lattes, candles and moisturizers and packs them into a special rejuvenation for a healthy glow. Estheticians have appointments available and the treatment takes about 45 minutes. So, get ready for the season and schedule your appointment today by calling 678-888-3223. Or visit Atlantafaceandbody.com.