Pumpkin, like many other natural ingredients, contains a range of beneficial elements that provide amazing results for the skin. By using pumpkin as part of your skin care regime you will transform your skin back to the youthful more healthy state it once was. It contains a powerful mix of over 100 nutrients all of which are extremely beneficial and important for maintaining beautiful skin.

Skin Protection

Pumpkin provides the skin with a natural barrier to help reduce the affects of over-exposure to harmful environmental elements such as sun and wind. It contains high levels of vitamin A that helps soothe the skin and provides relief to sun-damaged skin. Pumpkin is rich in zinc, a very powerful antioxidant that acts as a shield to help protect the body against free radicals. Whereas the vitamin C present serves as a repair agent, treating any damage produced by harmful rays including fine lines and wrinkles.

Skin Repair

Pumpkin is an excellent ingredient to help maintain great looking skin; it is suitable for all skins types and will help to restore moisture, elasticity, and natural glow to the skin. Because of the natural exfoliates and enzymes present it is especially effective for treating dry skin, these exfoliating enzymes help to remove dead skin cells and excess build-up of dirt and impurities. The natural properties of pumpkin also help stimulate circulation and healthy cell growth, which helps to promote healing of the skin and improving its overall condition.

Acne Treatment

Pumpkin contains vitamins E and T that are extremely effective to help treat and control acne. If you have acne prone skin and suffer from regular breakouts, then try pumpkin based skin care products to help promote healthy skin. Pumpkin contains beneficial properties that fight inflammation, reduce pore size, and prevent breakouts by controlling excess oil in the skin.

Pumpkin soothes, nourishes, and moisturizes the skin; it acts as a carrier agent and assists other beneficial ingredients to absorb deeply into the skin, further intensifying results. Try out these simple homemade recipes to experience the benefits for yourself.

Pumpkin Pie Face Mask

• 2 teaspoons pumpkin puree (fresh or canned)
• 1/2 teaspoon of honey
• 1/4 teaspoon of milk

Mix all ingredients together until thoroughly combined.
Apply mixture to your face avoiding eye area.
Leave on for 10-15 minutes
Rinse face with warm water and moisturize as normal.

Recommended additional ingredients for dry skin

• ¼ teaspoon heavy whipping cream
• ½ teaspoon brown sugar

Recommended additional ingredients for oily skin

• ¼ teaspoon apple cider
• ¼ teaspoon cranberry juice

Fresh Pumpkin Whip

• 1 cup of pumpkin puree (Fresh or canned)
• 1 cup of plain yoghurt
• 1 tablespoon of honey
• 1 tablespoon of green tea
• 1 tablespoon of carrot juice
• 1 teaspoon of grape seed extract

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, use immediately.
Dampen skin with a warm face cloth by holding over face, do not wipe or rub skin.
Apply mask to face using a brush applicator, such as pastry brush.
Leave on for approximately 15 minutes or until dry.
Rinse and wipe face clean with tepid water.

Pumpkin face masks are one of the best treatments to keep your skin beautiful this Autumn. For more tips to keep your skin beautiful, have a read of 10 Natural Tips For Beautiful Skin.

Daisy Raybould has a passion for solving health problems the way nature intended. She, along with a number of fellow natural health enthusiasts, share their tips, secrets and recipes designed to help you obtain perfect health using the power of nature’s wonders at RevitaliseYourHealth.com

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