Natural Skin Care: Pumpkin

by Polly

3003114418_e22ea91ee9_mNatural 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.

Optional Ingredients
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.

Have a favorite pumpkin skin care recipe?  Share it with us.

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Yours truly, Polly-organic gardener

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anne raju December 13, 2009 at 10:05 am

Could you pl enlighten me -did I misunderstand the nature of my subscription, I thought I subscribed to also receivng your weekly newsletter for organic gardening tipe etc
If so, sorry I did not receive any yet so far.
Could I receive a weekly newsletter (I beleive you do have one- unless I am terribly mistaken)?
Thank you for your reply,

Polly December 13, 2009 at 11:15 am


Thank you for letting me know. My next newsletter goes out on 12/14/09 – tomorrow. Before 1pm – Eastern Standard Time, USA. Then an extra one is coming on 12/16. I try to get one out per week.

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Chlo Oslota February 22, 2010 at 1:23 pm

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Bernie Lazaga October 23, 2010 at 6:09 pm

This is possibly one of the better sources of information I have stumbled across on this subject. I would like to know if you have you though about the opposite side of the argument of natural health? Personally, I think a good case could be made either way, but let me know if you have found more sites or articles on the Internet to verify what you are discussing.

donajbrock December 15, 2010 at 11:18 pm

Pumpkin?I thought pumpkin is just one of the vegetables that really dont give more benefits on our body.Now that you share it with us.Thanks to this.Keep on sharing some of useful information that we may use in our daily lives.Keep up the good care organic|natural cosmetics|skincare products

facial skin care April 14, 2011 at 4:46 am

Man natual skin care isn’t as difficult as being a lots of men think. It simply asks for a couple of minutes daily, in order to provide you with a healthy skin for present as well as future.

Sharon Regenevive November 16, 2011 at 11:05 am

good you need a skin care medspa

Debbie March 30, 2012 at 11:43 am

Thank you for this recipe,I was looking for a pumpkin mask recipe to try,this seems very simple,I will definately try.

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