Your Skin Loves Plumpin’ Pumpkin

You drink your pumpkin spice lattes and you’ve made your pumpkin spice smoothies but have you tried using pumpkin as a face mask? Good gourd, you say. What will they ever think of next?!

Well, pumpkin is excellent for your skin. It contains a plethora of fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids which helps to increase cellular turnover as well as brighten and smooth the skin. It also contains antioxidants Vitamins A and C which also help boost collagen production. And, for those of you who follow this blog regularly, pumpkin also contains zinc which is a fantastic aid in controlling oil production as well as assisting with healing of the skin.

It’s easy as anything to make!

Good Gourd pumpkin mask (for all skin types)

  • 2 tbs cooked pumpkin

  • 1 tbs honey

Mix the two ingredients well and apply to your face. Leave on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water then rinse with cold water.

Pumpkin Soak (for oily skin)

  • 2 tbs cooked pumpkin

  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Mix the two ingredients well and apply to your face. Leave on for 30 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water then rinse with cold water.

  • Pro tip: Always cook pumpkins at medium temperatures because high temperatures can cause their skin to become stringy.