Yes! Pumpkin for your skin! Yummy! Let me share with you all the benefits that pumpkin can add to your skin.
PUMPKIN is loaded with essential fatty acids! This means glowing skin for you because the enzymes in the pumpkin stimulate cell turnover. Sooo pumpkin (because of the natural enzymes) will help slough off that dead skin and allow the younger new cells to surface. What’s cell turnover or desquamation? Shedding your dead skin cells and replacing them with brand new ones. Pumpkin is loaded with vitamins that your skin craves. If you have dry, sun damaged skin or suffer from acne pumpkin may be a great addition to your skincare regiment. By the way, pumpkin helps with hyperpigmentation because of the vitamin T. Pumpkin overall is a great healer because of the vitamin content and antioxidants. I love the vitamin A in the pumpkin because this is a powerhouse in skincare by increasing the production of collagen for a more youthful appearance. Consider adding pumpkin skincare if you suffer from acne because of its anti inflammatory properties. Pumpkin skincare products control the oil in our skin and reduces pore size. Pumpkin is a powerhouse exfoliater because of those enzymes they actually behave as alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) which helps the skin in becoming firmer and thicker.
Okay, ladies and gentlemen let’s make our very own enzyme rich pumpkin scrub. As always, if you are under doctors care please consult with your primary physician before adding any new regiment. Always skin patch test!
Pumpkin Scrub for your face, elbows and feet
Organic Pumpkin (BPA free liner) 1 can (whole foods brand or farmers market)
Manuka Honey ( Active 16 Plus) 100% raw
Organic Brown sugar
1. 4-5 Tablespoons of Pumpkin
2. 1-2 tablespoons of brown sugar
Mix pumkin and sugar then add the following ingredients to your mixture and blend together.
3. 1 Tablespoon of manuka honey
4. 1.5 teaspoon of milk
Once blended try a bit on the back of your hand to check for texture/consistency. If you have sensitive skin then you may want to lessen the amount of sugar .
Apply mixture to clean skin and be gentle. Apply it in circular motion to cover all your skin EXCEPT your eye area because the sugar granules may find their way in your eyes and they hurt or could possibly injure your eye. You may have to adjust this receipe to suit your preference but the end result will be fabulous skin! Continue with your normal skincare regiment. This scrub is best used in the evening.
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