Fresh Pumpkin Can Benefit Your Skin In Numerous Ways - Pumpkin Home Facial Mask Recipes

Pumpkin Facial
Pumpkin Facial

Pumpkin: A Rich Source Of Nutrients

We all know that in the cooler months of the year our skin gets hit the hardest. Whether you have Eczema or just plain old sensitive skin, these problems can be very annoying and damaging to your skin in the long run. The oldest skin remedies that were passed down from many generations usually consist of the least thought of natural ingredients. Most of these odd ingredients can be found in the local grocery stores or on various local farms. Natural ingredients tend to be rather healthier for your personal skincare regimes because of the loads of vitamins and anti-oxidants that cause the skin to glow and stay looking healthy.

Fresh and cooked Pumpkin is full of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Zinc, Beta Carotene, Potassium, Alpha Carotene and Lutein. These nutrients can help soothe and reduce inflammation of the skin naturally. They very much help skin recover from cold weather and various other skin damagers such as Acne, Eczema etc. For a while pumpkin enzymes have been a leading ingredient in many new and up and coming cosmetics and skincare products that focus on natural skincare and beauty. Matter of fact a lot of bath and body treatments are made with pumpkin, spices, honey and milk that help the skin absorb vital nutrients and vitamins quickly. If you have sensitive skin, it’s even more important to use ingredients that can fortify and nourish your skin with ease. Pumpkin also nourishes tired or dry skin instantly, giving you a healthy glow anytime your skin needs a healthy boost. Spa treatments with pumpkin ingredients such as Invigorating Body Treatments, Body Wraps, Facials etc., tend to do a lot more for the skin and are very popular amongst the younger generation of Spa lovers.

Pumpkin can be used in a number of recipes that can benefit your health in your own personal creative ways. For example Pumpkin Pie on Thanksgiving can add a new healthy benefit to your meal. Other nutritious ingredients that work and taste well with pumpkin are Cranberry, Orange and Pomegranate. Like pumpkin, these natural ingredients can make your skin glow and stay healthy looking at all times. A lot of people save the insides of their carved pumpkins to make their very own pumpkin facial peels and scrubs. Pumpkin peels can also help with major breakouts and acne problems immediately helping skin recover from acne-related damage. Dermatologists have raised concerns in the past about these all-natural mixtures not containing SPF, which protects the skin from sun damage. That's why it is important to still use the proper SPF lotions when using home remedies recipes to help the skin.

At Home Pumpkin Mask

What You Will Need:

2 teaspoons canned pumpkin

½ teaspoon honey

½ teaspoon milk

¼ teaspoon cinnamon spice

Mix together ingredients into a paste, 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.  This mask is great for a quick revitalization of the skin, clearing dead skin cells and the quick strinkage of  facial pores

At Home Pumpkin, Sugar, and Spice Scrub

What You Will Need:
1/2 cup cooked or canned pumpkin, pureed
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1. Combine ingredients in a bowl, remember to mix ingredients very well.

2. Stand in a tub or shower stall and use a damp washcloth to scoop some of the mixture up. Apply to body, starting with your feet and working your way up, but avoiding your face. Scrub gently using circular motions.

3. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Add a pumpkin-infused moisturizer or your favorite body lotion

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Comments 4 comments

SilverGenes 5 years ago

I really appreciate this article and will get some pumpkin out of my freezer today! Thank you for some great ideas :)


furgurl 5 years ago

yep this is great .. I am to cheap to pay a spa and I can do it myself.. and get the rest of the stuff at wholefoods .. thanks sucker ,,, I shall do it


furgurl 5 years ago

yep this is great .. I am to cheap to pay a spa and I can do it myself.. and get the rest of the stuff at wholefoods .. thanks sucker ,,, I shall do it


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stacies29 2 years ago from Washington DC Author

Glad you like it. Thanks!!!

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