Pumpkin is everywhere! Pumpkin spice season is officially upon us. This iconic American fruit (and not a vegetable!) has some important beauty benefits.
Pumpkin contains enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids that increase cell turnover, brighten and smooth skin. Vitamins A and C help prevent free-radical damage and boost collagen production for younger-looking skin. The zinc in pumpkin seeds is good for acne to help decrease oil production, while the essential fatty acids help with barrier function to increase hydration.
Pumpkin Face Mask:
- 2 Tbsp. cooked pumpkin
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- 1/4 Tsp. heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 Tsp. cinnamon
- 1 Tsp. ginger
Mix ingredients together. Apply to clean, dry face and let sit for 15 minutes. Wash off with warm wather.