Natural skin care with pumpkin will help nourish your skin with beta-carotene, Vitamins A & E, Alpha-carotene, zinc, and lutein. Get your skin ready for fall with one of Mother Nature’s most beneficial products, the pumpkin.
Pumpkin makes an excellent face mask ingredient for all skin types, especially environmentally damaged or sensitive skin. High in Vitamin A (skin healing), C (anti-oxidant) and Zinc, the pumpkin soothes, moisturizes and acts as a carrier, assisting the other mask ingredients to absorb deeper into the skin and intensifying the results. And,
Here are a couple of my favorite pumpkin skin care recipes:
Pumpkin Face Mask
- 2 Tbs cooked pumpkin
- 1 Tbs honey
Mix well and apply all over your face. Leave for about 10-15 minutes before washing off.
For Dry Skin
one-quarter teaspoon heavy whipping cream (moisturizing; alpha hydroxyl acid)
one-half teaspoon brown sugar (exfoliates, moisturizes, alpha hydroxyl acid)
For Oily Skin
one-quarter teaspoon apple cider (tonic action promotes skin circulation; alpha hydroxyl acid; regulates pH).
one-quarter teaspoon cranberry juice (high in antioxidants critically important to the utilization of essential fatty acids to maintain balanced, nourished skin.
Combine the ingredients for your face mask. Mix gently and apply to your face avoiding the eye area. Rest and relax for 10-15 minutes while your pumpkin pie face mask gently exfoliates, nourishes and conditions your face. Rinse with warm water and apply the appropriate moisturizer for your skin type.
Pumpkin is good for skin treatment because it contains high nutrition, including vitamins A and C. Besides, research shows that pumpkin is categorized as long lasting fruit with high salicylic acid and fermented enzymes.
Pumpkin Body Scrub
It is s packed with skin loving ingredients that can help soften and moisturize your skin.
Mix some pumpkin puree with a bit of Epsom salt (you can go with brown sugar, too). Make sure the mix is not too liquid and that you can feel the coarseness of the salt. Take a shower, make sure your skin is moist. Apply the scrub in circular motion. Rinse off when done and for best results, apply some really good lotion after that.
Cracked Heels Balm
Mix Pumpkin and Vaseline in equal quantity and massage on your clean washed heels regularly. You’ll soon see the result.
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