ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product I’m currently loving. This week: Pumpkin Seed Oil for hair and skin.
Discovering a new skin oil is a highlight for me every fall and winter. This year, my oil of choice is Shea Moisture’s Pumpkin Seed Oil. I didn’t know pumpkin seed oil was a thing, but it’s very appropriate for the season. Am I right?! Keep reading for the basic details on how and why I’ve been loving my latest skin oil.
When I initially picked up this bottle, what sold me on giving it a try is the “renewal from head to toe”. Products that I can use all over are some of my favs, because they are perfect for this lazy girl beauty moments.
Although, this is pure, 100% pumpkin oil, I didn’t want to try it on my face first. So, I decided to first use it on my hair. One of the main benefits for pumpkin seed oil for hair is that it can help hair retain moisture. I used it as a nightly scalp oil treatment and combined it with a few drops if peppermint oil. Ya’ll – this combination made my scalp feel so refreshed and moisturized. It wasn’t heavy at all and I even noticed less product build-up after a few days. Also, at night, I massage a few drops on my ends – after applying a hair moisturizer.
Once I felt confident to use it on my face, I used it at night to seal in my serums. I squeeze a couple of drops in my hands and then massage it on my face. My skin sucks this oil immediately without it leaving an oily feel or look. I top it with one of my regular night creams, which are a little heavier. After the first night, I woke up to supple and glowy skin. Now that the temperatures are a little cooler in the morning, I massage a drop on my skin in the morning, which helps keep my skin soft and makeup a little more dewy. Win win.
You can pick up Shea Moisture Pumpkin Seed Oil online or at most Shea Moisture retailers.