Pumpkin is not only a delicious fall vegetable but it is a wonderful ingredient to apply to your skin. Autumn can bring on chilly weather that dries out your skin, leaving it in need of repair. Go grab yourself a freshly picked pumpkin or pumpkin puree and make a nurishing skin care product.
Here are some reasons to use Pumpkin on your skin.
- Pumpkin contains enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids which help to brighten and smooth skin
- Also contains Vitamin A and Vitamin C which help soothe and soften skin
- Contains Zinc which helps control hormone levels and oil production
- Pumpkin is high in essential fatty acids and vitamin E which are necessary to maintain a good barrier function of the skin
Pumpkin is found in many professional skin care products today due to its many health benefits. However if you want to make your own I have the perfect mixture!
1/4 cup pumpkin/pumpkin puree
few teaspoons honey
Mix all ingredients together and apply to face. Relax for 15-20 minutes and then rinse to reveal your brighter, smoother beautiful skin!