Pumpkin isn't just popular in lattes; the orange fruit (yes, pumpkin is a fruit) seems to be the starring beauty salve this fall and there are limited edition specials galore from pumpkin-based facials to body wraps and scrubs to hair treatments. Pumpkin is a pleasant, effective ingredient and now is the time to get slathered in it.
Pumpkin Spice Latte Facial
Where Skin by Mish Studio
More info 175 Orinoco Dr., Floor 2, Brightwaters, 631-245-0422, michelleloehleskin.wixsite.com/mysite
Yum, this fall special, one-hour mega-facial includes dermaplaning (normally a $35 add-on), a cinnamon spice enzyme exfoliation, a steam and ice globe massage and, tah-dah, a luscious pumpkin mask which, says aesthetician and studio owner Michelle Loehle, “Works wonders on all skin types. It’s loaded with antioxidants like vitamin A, C and E.” She adds if you’re looking for “radiant and smooth” skin, this might be for you. And who isn’t?
Pumpkin Pie Sugar Scrub
Where Scrubz Body
More info 245 Main St., Farmingdale, scrubzbody.com
Take your dessert in the shower (calorie free) with this lush, limited-edition sugar scrub boasting seven different types of oils including coconut, jojoba and aloe vera imbued with the luscious scent of nutmeg, clove and cinnamon — the ultimate pumpkin pie.
Pumpkin Luxe Body Melt
Where Red Hots Spa
More info 1500 Old Northern Blvd., second floor, Roslyn, 516484-8267. Red Hots Spa at the Garden City Hotel, 45 7th St., Garden City, 516-663-7600, redhotsspa.com
Pumpkin-infused essential oils are an ingredient in this seasonal stress-busting body treatment that targets increased circulation with massage after which clients are cocooned and receive a soothing scalp massage with dry hair oil. “You are left with intensely hydrated skin and a deep sense of relaxation,” says spa co-owner Elain Bezold. “It’s a warm and fuzzy fall treatment."
Pumpkin Spice Replenishing Treatment
Where Pink Glam Suite
More info Bay Shore, pinkglamsuite.com
This add-on hair treatment combats hair shedding and dryness, “that is often experienced in the fall,” says hairstylist and home-based salon owner Crystal Marshall. She whips up her own brew that includes hair bonding product Olaplex along with pumpkin seed oil, clove and cinnamon. “It’s a way to start your hair on a fresh, clean slate, and, to me, it’s kind of a heavenly nostalgic scent.”