Pumpkins are the first one we remember when we think of thanksgiving , Pumpkins are a big bucket of nutrients and antioxidants which may help you in various ways. It is an excellent treatment for all skin types, especially environmentally damaged or sensitive skin. Rich 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.
Pumpkin puree has enzymes and antioxidants that offer results similar to gentle alpha-hydroxy action; It removes dead dull cells, while its beta-carotene-rich antioxidants nourish your skin. This will moisturize and nourish your skin, leaving it smooth and glowing.
Homemade Face Scrub
- 2 tablespoons fresh pumpkin flesh
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon, optional(don’t use if you have rosacea, as it can be too irritating)
- 2 tablespoons raw sugar
- Mix ingredients together.
- Gently rub the homemade face scrub on your face in a counter-clockwise direction.
- Rinse well with warm water.
- Pat dry.
Pumpkin Body mask
- 1/2 cup cooked or canned pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup solids from a can of coconut milk (Coconut solids are a natural moisturizer)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (ground cinnamon is gently warming, stimulating and antibacterial)Directions
- Making sure they are at room temperature, mix ingredients in a bowl.
- Apply generously to clean skin, massaging gently to work well into the skin. (I like to do this while standing on a towel in the bathtub and then I sit on the towel while waiting for the mask to work).
- Allow the mask to remain on for about 10 minutes, a good time to do some breathing and meditation to relax you after all those hours in the kitchen.
- Rinse with warm water and pat dry.