Seasonal Skincare: Pumpkin Masque
Yes, pumpkin spice EVERYTHING is everywhere…
Personally, I’m wild about the actual fruit. (My local market has the yummiest Pumpkin + Apple Soup) For one thing the fruit is super high in vitamin C and really healthy beta carotines (those guys eat free radicals and keep you healthy). The seeds are full of zinc which helps in hormone regulation.
AND the natural enzymes in the pulp of the pumpkin makes a great masque. It gently exfoliates by dissolving dead skin cells. High in alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) that increase cell turnover and soften the skin. An excellent refresher, the pumpkin masque is great to revitalize dull skin; a wonderful treat for smoother, more youthful skin.
2 T Organic Pumpkin Puree (eat the rest, it’s really good for you!)
1 t Local Honey
5-7 drops of Sandalwood, Patchouli, Myrrh or Frankincense essential oil
Massage gently into the face, neck and decollete. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes. Rinse with warm water, mist and moisturize.
deeper dive: A quick read from International Dermal Institute (3 minute read)