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3 Ways To Add Pumpkin To Your Skin Care Routine

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The transition from the summer heat to brisk fall weather can certainly take a toll on your skin. Although stocking up on a quality moisturizer is beneficial, the key to keeping your skin fresh and healthy may be sitting in your backyard. Autumn is the best time to take advantage of pumpkin and its skincare benefits.

Pumpkins offer the benefits like:

  • Help promote cell turnover
  • Brightens & smooths skin
  • Is a natural source of zinc which fights acne
  • High in fatty acids and vitamin E

Regardless of the skin type you have, pumpkin-based products can help! Here are a few ways to incorporating pumpkin into your fall skincare routine:

1. Pumpkin Spice Body Scrub

Everyone needs a good exfoliant! They are great for getting rid of dry, dead skin and can help bring back a natural glow. However, it is important to moisturize after any scrub.  If you don’t have a moisturizer, simply add a few teaspoons of rich plant oil to your Pumpkin Spice scrub recipe.

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup organic canned pumpkin (or homemade pumpkin puree)
  • Mix sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon together. Mix with pumpkin. Apply to skin and scrub in a circular motion, and rinse.

2. Pumpkin Puree Moisturizer

This moisturizer should be made in small batches because it will get moldy if left unused. It should be stored in the fridge

In a large bowl mix:

  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Store in the fridge and use just like a regular moisturizer!

3. Pumpkin Flesh Facial

It sounds a bit odd, but you can toss pumpkin puree right onto your skin and leave it be for several minutes and be doing some good for your skin.

If you have a little more time, try this facial:

  • 2 tablespoons of canned pumpkin (puréed)
  • 1 tablespoon of soy yogurt or ¼ teaspoon of soy milk
  • ½ teaspoon of brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cranberry juice or
  • ½ teaspoon oatmeal

Since autumn is the season of pumpkin, put it to good use! Try these DIY seasonal skin care treatments and let us know how you like them.

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A holiday beauty treatment that works!

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It’s just about time to start getting festive! While you are decorating your home with your fall traditions and making pumpkin flavored treats, go ahead and pick up a can of pumpkin puree for a face mask that will enchant your skin! Now you can get festive with your skin care routine with a face clearing mask that won’t disappoint. Keep your skin feeling refreshed and revived during this dry holiday season with a little tender loving care. Here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons cooked or canned pumpkin, pureed
  • 1/2 teaspoon local honey (humectant, regenerative)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of almond milk (alpha hydroxyl acid, enzymes that digest skin cells)

 

Directions:

  • Put all of the ingredients in a warm bowl.
  • Mix all ingredients together and apply to your face avoiding your eyes and lips.
  • Relax for 10-15 minutes while your pumpkin mask gently exfoliates, nourishes and conditions your face.
  • Rinse with warm water and apply the appropriate moisturizer for your skin type
    and allow the mixture to penetrate for 15 minutes

Soothe your skin with a fun and tasty facemask this season. Treat yourself to something special while you get in the holiday spirit. Here are Forever Young Body Clinic we offer the best skin care treatments in Denver! If you are in need of a little pick me up be sure to book your appointment online right now! We can’t wait to see you!