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pumpkin and honey

Old Man Winter is right around the corner.  That means dry, chapped skin and loss of skin luster.  What can you do to keep your skin looking gorgeous, hydrated and glowing?  Why not try a honey pumpkin facial exfoliator.  After all, pumpkins are in season, so they’re really cheap.  Plus, instead of just throwing away all those pumpkins used for decoration, put them to good use with this marvelous facial treatment.

Honey added to pumpkin is a marriage made in “skincare” heaven!  Honey is antibacterial, antifungal, is an excellent humectant and moisturizer, and has vitamins and minerals.  It enhances and strengthens the benefits of the pumpkin.

Why Pumpkin?

Pumpkins are rich in enzymes, beta-carotene, amino acids, and antioxidants to fight the signs of aging.  Pumpkins’ beautiful orange hue is from carotenoids.  These are plant pigments that help with fighting wrinkles and neutralizing free radicals in the skin.  Pumpkins contain the highest concentration of salicylic of any plant, so it will help to remove and slough off old skin cells, revealing newer, brighter skin.

Pumpkins are also high in Vitamin A, C, and Zinc, so they soothe, moisturize and help other ingredients to absorb deeper into the skin.    We are starting to see more and more spas and higher end cosmetic companies using pumpkin as an ingredient in their treatments and potions.

So, are you ready to whip up a pie – um, I mean – facial exfoliator?   You will absolutely love the results, and I’m sure you will add this one to your list of “must haves” for your skin.  It will brighten and rejuvenate your skin.

honeycomb and pumpkin

 

Honey Pumpkin Facial Exfoliator

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon Cooked Pumpkin Pureed

1 Teaspoon Honey

Pinch Cinnamon

1/2 Teaspoon Milk

1/2 Teaspoon Pineapple Juice (unsweetened)

Directions:  Combine the ingredients well and then  apply to your clean, dry face – avoiding the eye area.  Relax for about 10 minutes while this amazing treatment gently exfoliates and nourishes your skin.  Rinse thoroughly with warm water,  and then apply the appropriate moisturizer for your skin  type.  Your skin’s appearance will be much improved after just the first application.  Enjoy!

How many of you use pumpkin in your skin care routine?

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