Get your skin glowing and ready for your fall and winter festivities with one of nature’s more beneficial vegetables–the pumpkin. Pumpkins make an excellent exfoliating face mask for all skin types: oily, normal-oily, or dry skin. It soothes, moisturizes, and nourishes your skin. So, if you are looking for a way to reuse and recycle your carved pumpkins from Halloween, or the leftovers from making your famous pies, then look no further!
So, what’s so great about pumpkins?
Pumpkin Scrub for Skin Care
They are rich in Vitamins A, C, as well as zinc. Vitamin A is used in skin-healing products, so if you are looking to replenish and nourish your skin, this is the way to go. Vitamin C is an anti-oxidant and when all three combined, they are creating a great barrier from free radicals (toxins in the air) from affecting your skin negatively (by causing premature aging) and from clogging your pores, which helps prevent acne.
Ingredients to make Pumpkin Scrub
5-6 tablespoons of pumpkin pulp
3-4 tablespoons of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
Directions Pumpkin Scrub
Take the pulp and put it in the blender for a few seconds until you achieve a paste consistency. Add the brown sugar and the lemon juice to the paste and mix well. Use a spoon or fork.
Apply the scrub to your clean face and gently scrub in small circles using your fingertips. Do this for a minute or two to slough off dead skin cells. Rinse with cool to warm water. Remember to always tone your skin to balance the ph level after you wash your face. Moisturize as usual.