Pumpkin is filled with Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Vitamin A, to name a few.
What to do with all that pumpkin come Halloween?
Use it to prepare wonderful pumpkin skin care recipes. Pumpkin renews the skin, adds glow to it, and removes the outer layer exposing the new skin.
You can either use the pulp fresh or you can use it cooked to prepare the puree. While cooking, some of the enzyme will be lost, but it will still have a powerful effect.
Pumpkin honey mask
4 tablespoons of peeled pumpkin
4 teaspoons of corn flour
2 teaspoons of aloe vera gel
2 teaspoons of mashed pineapple
1 teaspoon of green tea
½ teaspoon of sunflower oil.
Prepare green tea and let it rest a bit. While that is cooling down, combine pineapple, honey, pumpkin, and aloe gel. Add to that sunflower oil and then green tea. Mix well.
Apply the mix on the face and neck and leave on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and pad dry. This amount is enough for 4 applications. Keep it in a glass jar, tightly closed and refrigerated. It is not to be used after 2 weeks.
Pumpkin Mask 1
The simplest mask is made out of some pumpkin puree to which almond oil is added. Spread it on the face, let it rest, and rinse it off.
Pumpkin Mask 2
Mix some pumpkin puree, add some honey and a bit of milk (I like buttermilk). Simply approximate the ingredients; just make sure the mix is not too liquid, you want to be able to spread it nicely on the face. Apply on the face, let it rest a bit, and then rinse off with warm water.
This is a recipe my friend Sandra gave me a while ago:
Mix some pumpkin puree with a bit of Epsom salt (you can go with brown sugar, too). Make sure the mix is not too liquid and that you can feel the coarseness of the salt. Take a shower, make sure your skin is moist. Apply the scrub in circular motion. Rinse off when done and for best results, apply some really good lotion after that.
Cracked Heels Balm
Monica shared her Cracked Heels Balm recipe:
Mix Pumpkin and Vaseline in equal quantity and massage on your clean washed heels regularly. You'll soon see the result.
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