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Pumpkin Treats for Your Skin

Pumpkin Treats for Your Skin

Autumn can play some nasty tricks on your skin with its winds and chilly weather. But these great treats use pumpkin, the perfect icon of the season, to help nourish your skin beautifully, sloughing off dead cells to reveal the fresh new skin underneath. Pumpkin, after all, contains lots of anti-oxidant vitamins A and C, as well as zinc and beneficial alpha-hydroxy acids.

Find out how to make a nourishing facial mask and a sugar and spice scrub, here:

Pumpkin Facial Mask
2 teaspoons cooked or canned pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon milk (or whipping cream, if your skin is very dry)

1. Combine ingredients and apply to a clean face with gentle circular motions, avoiding the area around your eyes.

2. Allow mask to remain on skin for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water, pat dry, and apply your usual moisturizer.

Pumpkin, Sugar, and Spice Scrub
1/2 cup cooked or canned pumpkin, pureed
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1. Combine ingredients in a bowl.

2. Stand in a tub or shower stall and use a damp washcloth to scoop some of the mixture up. Apply to body, starting with your feet and working your way up, but avoiding your face. Scrub gently using circular motions.

3. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

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By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer, Care2 Healthy Living content.

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.


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10:37AM PST on Nov 7, 2014

Thanks for the lovely idea .

2:57AM PDT on May 15, 2013

Thank you :)

3:40AM PDT on Apr 10, 2013

Can't wait to try this !!! Thanks

3:35PM PDT on Jun 9, 2012


3:18AM PDT on Apr 4, 2012

Thanks for posting.

12:16PM PDT on Apr 3, 2012


4:37AM PST on Dec 9, 2011

Thanks for the article.

6:15PM PDT on Oct 11, 2011

I love Caits posts, they are simple but wholesome recipes and they work, thanks!

5:56AM PDT on Oct 9, 2011

I would love to mix the leftover scrub with graham crackers and heat it to make a mini pie! Thank you!

5:30PM PDT on Oct 8, 2011


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