High in vitamins A and C, antioxidants and minerals, pumpkins nourish the body and help build tissue. Use the recipes below to keep your skin smooth and moisturized during the winter.
2 teaspoons cooked or canned pumpkin
½ teaspoon honey
¼ tablespoon milk (or whipped cream if your skin is very dry)
Combine ingredients and apply to face. Leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
Enzymes from the pumpkin gently exfoliate dead skin cells without scrubbing, which can break capillaries.
Milk and honey attract and retain moisture.
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Pumpkin Body Butter
½ cup cooked pumpkin puree
½ cup solids from a can of coconut milk (crème at the top of the can)
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Spread mixture generously on skin and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.
Coconut crème moisturizes skin, while cinnamon brings blood and nutrients to the skin’s surface, giving it a healthy glow.