It’s that time of the year – pumpkin everything, everywhere! Pumpkin items can even be found working there way into the beauty industry. People put pumpkin in everything ranging from hair care products to lip balms. It may seem crazy to add pumpkin to your skin care routine, but consider all the benefits this fall squash has to offer and you’ll see why it’s all the rage.

Pumpkins are packed with Alpha Hydroxy Acids and fruit enzymes, which work to increase cell turnover. The increase in cell turnover leads to brighter, smoother skin. Pumpkins are also packed with vitamins A, E, and C. These vitamins work to soften the skin, soothe, and have been known to ward off the signs of aging by preventing wrinkles from forming. Do you suffer from redness of the skin? Pumpkin to the rescue! Pumpkin contains beta-carotene, potassium, zinc, and other antioxidants that all form an action force to eliminate redness from your skin.

Have we sold you yet on the important benefits of pumpkin? Good! Here’s an amazing recipe for a simple DIY facial mask that uses pumpkin as the main ingredient. Let us know what you think of it by leaving us a comment below!

The Perfect Fall Facial Mask

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tablespoons of canned pumpkin puree
  • ¾ teaspoon honey
  • ¾ teaspoon milk

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine all three ingredients and mix well.
  2. Apply the mask to your face, avoiding the eye area. If you wish to do the neck area as well, you may need to make a little bit more of the mask
  3. Let it sit for 20 minutes. Wash off with warm water, followed by cold water and then pat dry.