• May 30, 2024

Pumpkin is GREAT for your Skin!

Who would have thunk it?

Most people look forward to all the beauty Autumn has to offer, but the back and forth temperature changes and the rain can start to mess with your skin. The wind that picks up can also mean disaster for your skin.

During the Autumn months, we see pumpkins everywhere but instead of just using them as part of your Fall decorations, did you know you really should try to reap the amazing benefits it offers for your skin?

• Pumpkin is loaded with alpha hydroxy acids and enzymes that increase cell turnover which smoothes your skin and gives it a brighter appearance.

• Packed with antioxidant Vitamin A and Vitamin C, pumpkin will help soften and soothe the skin and boost collagen production to prevent the signs of aging.

• Pumpkin seeds contain Zinc, which is awesome in controlling hormone levels and oil production, so it’s a clear winner for people suffering from acne.

• The pumpkin seeds are also high in essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, both of which are vital to helping skin act as a good barrier.

Ok, so I’m sure you are on board with the benefits pumpkin can offer your skin but how on earth are you supposed to use it? Here’s a simple skin care mask recipe that you can easily make at home!

  • Make your base: In a bowl, whisk 1/4 cup of pumpkin and one whole egg. The yolk adds nourishment while the white provides a subtle tightening effect to sagging skin.
  • For dry skin: Add a few teaspoons of honey. Honey locks in moisture and will actually help to prevent acne breakouts due to its antibacterial properties.
  • For oily skin: Add in a splash of apple cider or cranberry juice.
  • Application: Lightly smooth the mixture all over your face. Let sit for 15-20 minutes; rinse. Your skin will look brighter, firmer, and smoother!

Keep checking back for more great blog posts that will help your hair and skin be as healthy as they can be!

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