Pumpkin has long been known as a powerful ingredient for skin care. We cherish veggies for a healthy body but rarely anticipate the effects on our skin. Take advantage of the Season of the Pumpkin by whipping up your very own beauty product in the comfort of your own home. Recipe below! In the mean time, here are some of our absolute favorite pumpkin-based skin care treats and trust us, there’s nothing spooky about them.
Pumpkin serves as a fabulous alternative to exfoliants that can wreak havoc on skin by leaving tiny nicks. The fruit/veggie’s enzymes act as powerful bioactives that simultaneously exfoliate and dissolve dull skin sans harsh, potentially harmful scrubbing. Sonya Dakar Skincare is one of the growing number of companies capitalizing on the power of pumpkin. The brand’s Enzyme Peeling Cream contains pumpkin enzymes and cardamom to aid in buffering off damaged skin cells and stimulating blood circulation. Expect little to no irritation, a smoother complexion and radiant glow.
Pumpkin-flavored goodies, although so, so delicious, can be zipper-busters when eaten in mass. Indulge sparingly and get most of your pumpkin kicks from yummy pumpkin lip products. With sweet scents and natural ingredients, the stuff can do wonders for perfecting your autumnal pout.
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This Creamy Pumpkin Cleanser facial does it all, well, almost: While washing away surface impurities, it also protects the skin’s moisture balance. Gluten-free and vegan-friendly, it includes pumpkin in its ingredient list in order to aid in hydrating and refining the surface of your skin.
DIY pumpkin-egg white face mask
2 tablespoons organic pumpkin purée
1 egg white
Easy, DIY pumpkin mask
Your moisturizing and toning mask might not even require a trip to the store. It’s possible you’ve already got everything you need. First on the list? A pumpkin purée and an egg white. The egg will help smooth and tone skin while the pumpkin, which boasts vitamins A and C, helps to exfoliate and illuminate your skin.
Be sure to remove any dirt or makeup from your face before you begin.
Add egg white to a small bowl, then whip it using a whisk.
Mix pumpkin with egg white and mix it well until it becomes smooth.
Pull hair away from face and apply mixture to clean skin. The mask will feel slightly runny.
Find a relaxing spot and allow the mask to remain on your face for 15 minutes.
Gently wash mask off with warm water.