Tis the season for pumpkins, right?! Pumpkin latte, pumpkin candles, pumpkin skin care….. Yep, pumpkin skin care because believe it or not, pumpkins contain a wealth of beautifying qualities that can take your skin from blah to beautiful in minutes! Since I have quite a collection of pumpkin recipes, I wanted to put them all in one place so you could choose which one is right for you!
Why Pumpkins are good for your skin….
Pumpkin has so many benefits. 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.
My Pumpkin Recipes:
- Pumpkin Pie Lip Balm
- Pumpkin Scrub
- Hyaluronic Pumpkin Serum
- Pumpkin Mask
- Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask
- Pumpkin Seed Firming Body Oil
- Pumpkin Seed Oil Serum
A Few Pumpkin DIYs Around the Web!
- Whipped Pumpkin Body Butter via Humblebee and Me
- DIY All-Natural Pumpkin Spice Exfoliating Face Mask via Body Unburdened
- Pumpkin Spice Bath Tea-Life N Reflection
- Pumpkin Pie Homemade Lip Balm + Edible Lip Scrub via Hello Glow
- Homemade Pumpkin Face Mask via Dear Crissy
And just for good measure, go HERE for Grain Free Pumpkin Blender Cookies because they’re easy and yummy and you’ll need something to munch on while trying out all these pumpkin DIYs!!