There are many uses for pumpkin… pumpkin pie, baked pumpkin, Halloween pumpkin carving, decorating with pumpkins in the fall, etc! It’s no surprise that pumpkin is also great for improved skin health. You don’t need to visit your local spa to enjoy the benefits that pumpkin can offer. They can be used in moisturizers, treatments and even various body wraps/treatments. The reason that pumpkin is a great source to incorporate into a product or regime is because it contains vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, enzymes, potassium, alpha carotene, zinc, and beta carotene. These ingredients can help to stimulate cell renewal, exfoliate, promote healing, brighten and protect the skin. You can look at products by Peter Thomas Roth, Arcona, Fusion Beauty, and Avene for pumpkin ingredients. You can even make a home-made pumpkin skin treat! Divavillage.com offers a great recipe to treat your skin. Make it a spa night, relax, and indulge… Here’s what you need:
2 teaspoons canned pumpkin
½ teaspoon honey
½ teaspoon milk
¼ teaspoon cinnamon spice
Mix together ingredients into a paste, and brush onto freshly cleansed skin. Let it dry for 15-20 minutes, and then rinse off with warm spring water
Use a pumpkin infused moisturizer for an immediate glow!