No Tricks: Pumpkin is A Treat For Your Skin

Don’t forsake pumpkin just because Halloween is over–this lovely squash is packed with nutrients that make it a treat (not a trick!) for your skin. With antioxidants and vitamins, pumpkin works well for all skin types. Here are three reasons to add a little pumpkin to your beauty routine.

  1. Heals. With lots of Vitamin A and Zinc, pumpkin is a soothing skin healer–making it a good option for sensitive or damaged skin. (Zinc is also an acne-fighter!)
  2. Moisturizes. Pumpkin itself is full of moisture, and when you put it on your face or body, your skin soaks it right up.
  3. Brightens. Pumpkin also has Vitamin C, a great skin brightener, which will help even out your complexion and brighten your skin tone.

Still not convinced? Read on for an easy DIY beauty recipe that combines pumpkin and honey for a seasonal (and sweet) treat for your skin.

Pumpkin Pie Skin Treatment

You need:
1 can (or 2 cups of fresh) pumpkin
You can use (pure, organic) canned or fresh cooked, cooled pumpkin (just cook it like any other squash). But please don’t use canned pumpkin if it’s not organic–you don’t want those extra preservatives and additives on your skin!

1 tbsp. honey
Again, aim for the purest stuff you can find.

Dash of cinnamon (optional)

To make: 
Mix ingredients together and spread across face and neck, legs, feet…anywhere your skin could use a boost. Let dry. Rinse with warm water and follow with your favorite moisturizer. Keep leftovers in the fridge and use within a week.

Enjoy! —Aleigh

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