Homemade Pumpkin Facials To Try This Fall
Pumpkins are one of the most nutritious fall fruits, and have many health benefits which can be consumed cooked, raw, grilled or steamed; but have you ever wondered about their benefits when used topically? In other words, the various minerals and vitamins, like Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Magnesium, among many others, can aid skin health when applied topically. So, here’s why you need to try the all-natural pumpkin facial.
Pumpkin mask with honey
Preparing your homemade pumpkin-honey mask is easier than you might imagine. The first step is to puree the meat of the pumpkin (½ cup), and mix it up with a dollop of honey. You can do this manually or in a blender. Once it’s done, apply the mask and let it sit for about 20 minutes. Both of these ingredients have very beneficial properties that contribute to moisturization and skin repair. Namely, Vitamin A and Vitamin C found in pumpkin softens the skin, and even soothes cracked and irritated areas on the face. Another secret power of this fruit is that it boosts collagen production, which means that it can delay the emergence of soft wrinkles. Raw honey, on the other hand, serves as the “glue” in this case, which keeps the mask together, but it also plays a role as an antibacterial agent which kills the bacteria on the surface of the skin. One of the greatest perks of this all-natural facial mask is that it does not contain any preservatives or synthetic ingredients that may be harmful for the skin.
Pumpkin seed exfoliator with coconut oil
Exfoliation is usually recommended for people who have oily skin and recurring blackheads. However, exfoliation is actually a very important step for those who have dry skin,too, because it is during exfoliation that the dead skin cells are removed. So, why use pumpkin seeds and coconut oil for this? Blended pumpkin seeds create a grainy, powder-like substance, which when mixed with coconut oil, thickens. The tender roughness of the seeds is the perfect natural catalyst that helps remove dead skin, while the coconut oil creates a hydrating layer, which also protects the skin from external damage. Similarly, because pumpkin seeds are rich in Vitamin A, Zinc, and Magnesium, they also protect the skin from environmental stressors.
Pumpkin facial tonic with Witch hazel
How many times have you struggled to remove your makeup with just warm water because you didn’t want to use systemic makeup removers. Whether you have oily or sensitive skin, taking your makeup off at the end of the day won’t be an arduous task any longer with the all-natural pumpkin tonic. It is very simple to make; all you need is an ounce of juiced pumpkin and a tablespoon of witch hazel. Stir the two well, and use a cotton ball to clean your face. This natural cleanser picks up particles and bacteria like a magnet, but also aids skin health in that it serves as an antibacterial agent. Due to its astringent property, Witch hazel also reduces inflation, while the previously mentioned nutrients in pumpkins help skin regeneration and nourishment.
Needless to say, pumpkins do marvels for our overall health, including skin health. The best part about these homemade concoctions is that they do not contain any harmful chemicals, and can last up to 5-7 days if stored in a fridge. They are also safe to use around children and pets, as they cannot cause harm when swallowed. So, go ahead,and enjoy your fall facial.
Having soft, glowing and beautiful can be simple if you use ingredients that Nature provides us. So stop wasting your money on expensive creams and lotions that are many times can do more harm than good. Use your own homemade products to keep your skin looking young and glowing.
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