It’s officially Fall, and almost Halloween! Sure, most of you ladies are probably already hooked on pumpkin lattes and have your calendar filled with dates of Halloween parties for the kiddos, and maybe to find that perfect pumpkin if you have not already.
Yet are you even aware of the benefits that this emblematic squash can provide to your skin? Pumpkins are a fruit enriched enzyme with alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), that increase cell turnover, to give you that smooth and glowing skin that we love oh so much ladies.
Don’t forget pumpkins are also filled with zinc, antioxidants, and vitamins A and C to help soften and sooth your skin and boost collagen production to prevent the signs of aging. Ladies, who know a pumpkin could do all of that? Get to the point already?
Okay, well make your own pumpkin exfoliating scrub or mask at home can give you not only a more for a more radiant complexion but save some money as well.
- Making your base: Start off by whisking together about 1/4 cup of pumpkin and one whole egg. The yolk adds nourishment while the white provides a subtle tightening effect to sagging skin.
- Dry skin supplement: Add a few teaspoons of organic honey, which not only seals in moisture but prevents breakouts thanks to its antibacterial properties an added bonus!
- Oily skin supplement: For an astringent effect, mix in a small splash of apple cider or cranberry juice.
- Application: To start off your application, simply smooth the pumpkin potion over your face and lower neck if you desire and relax, for 15 to 20 minutes. Follow by a good rinse to reveal a brighter, firmer, smoother complexion. Viola.