What is a pumpkin peel?

The pumpkin peel is a chemical exfoliant and enzyme that helps in the detoxification of the skin and the lightening of pigmentation spots. Pumpkin is high in beta-carotene, vitamin A, potassium, and zinc, as well as hydroxyl acids, which help in the exfoliation of the skin.

Pumpkin peels include proteolytic enzymes that aid in breaking the keratin bonds holding together dead skin cells. As a result, the outermost layer of the dead skin cell will pass away without disrupting healthy internal cells.

Who needs a pumpkin pill?

A pumpkin peel can help in the treatment of:

  • Ageing skin
  • Acne
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Dull and dehydrated skin
  • Photo-damaged skin
  • Dark circles

What are the benefits of a pumpkin pill?

The pumpkin peel has the following advantages:

  • Minimally invasive
  • It does not use a laser.
  • There is no downtime.
  • There are no adverse effects.
  • This can be done repeatedly.

Patients will experience the following features following a pumpkin peel:

  • Enhanced skin texture
  • Reduced hyperpigmentation
  • Softer, tighter, and brighter skin
  • Reduced wrinkles
  • Softer, finer lines 
  • Improved skin hydration
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Improved dark circles
  • Lower acne breakouts
  • Lower acne breakouts Cleared blackheads
  • Facilitated collagen production

Things to remember before a pumpkin peel procedure

If you want to get a pumpkin peel, you should avoid using benzoyl peroxide approximately three to four days before the procedure. It's also a good idea to avoid using Retin-A and waxing your face for about 7 days before the peel. Before getting a pumpkin peel, see a medical practitioner if you have herpes or other skin disorders.

What should you expect during a pumpkin peel procedure?

The dermatologist will start by cleaning the patient's skin to remove makeup, dirt, and oil. The dermatologist will then carry out a second cleanse, but this time a jet peel will be used. After thoroughly cleansing the skin, the dermatologist will carefully apply a pumpkin peel, taking precautions to avoid the eyes. As the peel is working to heal the skin, the dermatologist will massage the client's face to help lessen stress and improve the body's ability to absorb the enzymes and nutrients in the peel. The peel will be applied for about 10 minutes before being washed away with the other cleanser.

The entire treatment may take up to an hour. When the pumpkin is used, patients may experience a prickly sensation that progresses to a constricting sensation. Patients should receive a course of four to six pumpkin peels, preferably seven to 14 days apart, for the best outcomes.

What are the common side effects?

Patients may feel:

  • Temporary stinging
  • Dryness
  • Redness
  • Mild skin irritation


It's best to avoid hot baths or showers after a pumpkin peel, in addition to sweating, exercising, and other strenuous activities, as well as scrubbing, picking, or simply rubbing the skin. It's advised to avoid using products containing retinoids and/or AHA until the skin has recovered completely.

It is best to apply skin protection, including sunscreen, for at least three days for optimum outcomes and to prevent skin damage. It is also advisable to wear a hat or an umbrella to prevent hyperpigmentation.

Why trust the Royal Lush Clinic?

The Royal Lush Clinic uses advanced aesthetic solutions and treatments to help people enjoy glowing, more vibrant, and healthier skin. Patients with a wide range of skin concerns and conditions will get the best possible treatment and care to ensure their expectations are met.

The estheticians and doctors at the Royal Lush Clinic have received enormous training and education. Their cumulative experience empowers them to give patients an exceptional standard of satisfaction that is unparalleled by other medical centres.

If you are ready to book a pumpkin peel and experience glowing, beautiful skin, contact us today to make an appointment at the Royal Lush Clinic.

Dr. syed's Dermatrico ClinicSkin Specialist (Dermatologist) in Delhi

With experience of more than 12 years in various skin treatments, Dr. Syed is a renowned and trusted name in the dermatology sector. Known to use robust technologies while dealing with hair, skin, and laser problems, the entire team at Dermatrico under the supervision of Dr. Syed understands the essence and uniqueness of your skin and hair

Other reasons to consult Dr. Syed includes:
  • The doctor tops the list of best dermatologists in Delhi & Gurugram.
  • Consults and treats his patients with the highest ethical standards and practice.
  • 1st certified doctor to practice Aptos Thread Lift in India.
  • Trained in several sectors like Anti-wrinkle injections, Dermal Injections, Derma Roller, Thread lift, and Hair transplant.
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