pumpkin peels


You know that pumpkin tastes good in a latte and smells wonderful baked into pie, but have you ever considered slathering it on your skin? Pumpkin packs an impressive amount of nutrients that increase cell turnover and can smooth and brighten your complexion. If you are looking for a natural way to fight the signs of acne and aging to reveal a confident, beautiful you, say “hello” to pumpkin.

After a summer of harsh sun exposure, a pumpkin peel presents a gentle, soothing and hydrating solution to improve the texture of your skin. Pumpkin is rich in vitamins A and C, beta-carotene, potassium, and zinc. It is also loaded with antioxidants that help fight free radicals, as well as hydroxyl acids and natural enzymes that exfoliate and improve skin tone. Bonus: a pumpkin peel is a refreshing and relaxing way to pamper yourself, which is never a bad thing.

Penetration of each chemical peel into the skin.


If you have acne, a pumpkin peel is a great way to stimulate circulation and promote healing without the use of chemicals, which can irritate sensitive skin. The key ingredients in a pumpkin peel are formulated to penetrate deep into your pores to remove debris and dissolve dead skin cells, all while strengthening collagen beneath the skin’s surface and calming any existing flare-ups.


Ever wish you could turn back time to reveal a smoother, more youthful complexion? A pumpkin peel can help you do just that. When applied to the skin, the alpha hydroxy acids and beta hydroxy acids immediately get to work exfoliating dead cells and promoting the cell renewal process, which helps younger cells come to the surface. The result is a smoother, more taut complexion that shaves years off your appearance.


When you arrive at Newport Aesthetics, our professional staff will first take the time to make sure you are comfortable and that all of your questions have been answered. Prior to treatment, we will clean your skin to remove any oil, makeup or dirt. Next, we will prime your skin with an acidic base to aid in exfoliation. Then, the pumpkin peel will be applied to your face.

The pumpkin peel will feel warm for a few minutes, and then change to a pleasant, tightening feeling. Because a pumpkin peel IS NOT as intense as many other peels, there is no downtime following treatment, and you will see immediate results. Be sure to moisturize following a pumpkin peel to nourish the new layer of skin that has come to the surface.

Radiant skin begins at Newport Aesthetics.

You already eat (and drink) pumpkin for its numerous health benefits. Why not incorporate it into your skincare regimen, too? At Newport Aesthetics, our pumpkin peel treatment uses natural enzymes to exfoliate and infuse your complexion with vitamins and nutrients. In just one treatment, you will see just how effective pumpkin is at resurfacing the skin to fight the signs of acne and aging.

Are you ready to harness the healing powers of pumpkin to reveal a brighter, smoother complexion? Contact us today at 949-660-9972 or info@newportaesthetics.com to schedule a consultation.

How many treatments will I need?

Most often a series of 3-5 peels (spaced 4 weeks apart) will lead to significant improvement.
The beneficial effects of peels can be maintained with:

  • Consistent sun protection
  • Appropriate use of topical products that may be recommended by your doctor
  • Periodic maintenance peels to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy

As an alternative to chemical peels, we offer the HydraFacial MD treatment. This celebrity favorite is an amazing multi-step treatment to get your skin reset and headed for clearer, tighter and brighter days.

It is best to schedule a consultation at Newport Aesthetics to best tailor a regimen to address your specific issues.

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peels start at $175

Should I consider a chemical peel?

Clients interested in a safe and effective method of revitalizing skin and improving acne, rosacea, photoaging, and/or melasma (or other dyspigmentation) may benefit from a series of facial peels. It must be emphasized that superficial peels most often improve but do not “cure” the above problems.

Results are variable from patient to patient, but some benefits you may observe are:
Healthier and more youthful appearing skin (enhanced natural glow)
More even skin tone (lessening of hyperpigmentation)
Improvement of oily or acne-prone skin (reduced appearance of blemishes
A chemical peel for acne scars can result in a smoother appearance with less hyperpigmentation
Potentially subtle improvement in fine lines and superficial scars
Enlarged pores may appear smaller.

I have acne, should I consider a chemical peel?

A chemical peel for acne scars will be most effective in improving the color (lessening hyperpigmentation) of your skin rather than correcting the textural abnormalities, which may be only subtly improve. Do not expect a chemical peel for acne scars to result in removal of pockmarks (pitted scars). To maximize results for patients with both pockmarks (pitted scars) and acne hyper pigmentation, we suggest combining chemical peels with laser treatment non-ablative laser treatments. Many clients alternate sessions between laser treatments and chemical peels for acne scars.

I just got a tan two weeks ago. Can I get a chemical peel today?

You should not.

Unprotected sun exposure in the 4 weeks preceding peels significantly increases the risk of pigmentary side effects (formation of light or dark spots).

Likewise, unprotected sun exposure during the month after a peel can have the same consequences as well as reversing the beneficial effects of the peel.

I am still scared, does it hurt?

First, your face will be washed and degreased. Next, the peel solution is applied to your skin. In about one minute, you will experience a stinging sensation.

Depending on your response and discomfort level, another peel layer may be applied.

After a few minutes, depending on the type of superficial peel, it will either self- neutralize (salicylic acid or Vitalize) or your doctor will neutralize the peel with a spray (glycolic). The Vitalize peel has an additional step where retinoic acid is applied.

After neutralization, sunscreen will be applied to protect your skin.

What will my skin look and feel like after the peel?

Sometimes there is mild exfoliation (light scaling of outermost layer of skin) one to three days after a peel. Even if this does not occur, the peel is still working as intended to renew and revitalize the skin. Your face may temporarily appear a bit rosy, and this will normalize over the next seven days. You may experience slight stinging, burning, tightness, and/or itching. Frequent moisturization will help to speed up healing process.

After Treatment:

AM: Gently cleanse your face with hydrating face wash (e.g. Jan Marini Bioglycolic Cleanser) and then apply a moisturizing sunscreen (e.g. Jan Marini Marini Physical SPF 45). Do not scrub or use a washcloth if skin is peeling.

Avoid direct sunlight for at least one week. Reapply sunscreen in the middle of the day.

PM: Gently cleanse your face with hydrating face wash and then apply a moisturizing lotion.

Do not scrub or use a washcloth if skin is peeling.

A non-comedogenic moisturizer (e.g. Jan Marini Face Transformation Cream / PCA Skin Rebalance) may be used as often as needed to relieve any dryness and control peeling.

If you are being prescribed a topical retinoid (retinol, tretinoin, Renova, Differin) cream, you may start or restart this medication 4-5 days after the peel (start every other day and increase to daily as tolerated)


Wait at least one week after treatment to have any facial treatments.

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