It’s time to pumpkin all the things! Pumpkin has so many benefits. It’s not just for Halloween or for yummy sweet and savory recipes. This amazing fruit is full of goodness for your skin. Pumpkin contains enzymes that help to dissolve dry skin cells. It contains vitamin A, alpha and beta-carotenes, vitamins C, K, and E, and minerals, including magnesium, potassium, and iron. As you can see, it’s full of goodness. Pumpkin is great for acne skin. Pumpkins contain zinc. Zinc will help control the hormone level and oil production, as well as assist with healing of the skin. It combats inflammation, reduces pore size, controls excess oil and prevents the appearance of pimples, blackheads and blemishes. Pumpkin is perfect for damaged skin as well. It is full of Vitamin C and K which help fade sun spots and age spots. It is a potent antioxidant-you know, those little skin soldiers I talk about constantly that combat age accelerating free radicals! The molecular structure of pumpkin is small and can penetrate deeper into the skin when used topically. It works amazingly well for treating a dull complexion, aging skin and pigmentation. You can put it on as is or I have some sugested add in ingredients to amp up your DIY pumpkin mask as well as some basic reciepes. All masks should be applied to cleansed skin, left on for 10 to 15 mins.
Added ingredients and benefits
Orange Juice- Antinflammatory, antiseptic and antispazmatic. Good for anti-aging, relaxes fine lines and helps congestion. Good for all skin types
Lemon Juice- Bleaching regenterating moisturizing, antifungal, antiseptic and moisturizing. Great for oily skin, acne scars and hyperpigmentation.
Corn startch- Exfoliating, contains trace minerals, tightens skin, helps shrink pores, and draws out toxins. Great for rough or conjested skin.
Organic plain yogurt – Contains lactic acid, is antibacterial, moisturizing, refines pores, light exfoliation. Perfect for all skin types.
Sesame seed oil – Rich in magnesium, copper, calcium, B1 and Vitimin E. Rich in antioxidants and anti cancer properties. Great for dry and normal skin types.
2 teaspoons pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)
2 teaspoons plain yogurt
1 teaspoon Corn meal
Directions – Blend all ingredients and apply to clean skin. Lightly massaging in circular strokes for a couple mins. Rinse off after about 15 to 20 minutes.
Dry Skin/Normal Skin:
2 teaspoons pumpkin puree
2 teaspoon oranage juice
¼ teaspoon sesame oil
Relax with your pumpkin mask and eat your pumpkin treats! Hope you enjoy your DIY pumpkin face mask!!