Pumpkin is not just a symbol for fall, it is nutritious beauty remedy packed with vitamins and minerals. It is rich in vitamins C, K and A, and also contains minerals such as copper, zinc, potassium and magnesium, which have amazing effects on dry skin and stimulate hair growth.
It also contains anti-oxidants, including beta-carotene, the reason why it’s orange. The enzymes in the pumpkin, when heated, have the property to smooth the skin and to stimulate the natural collagen production. Not to mention the fact that is also helpful in fighting against cellulite.
Here are 7 beauty treatments based on pumpkin which you can easily try at home:
Here’s how to prepare a natural hydrating body lotion based on pumpkin: Mash a piece of pumpkin, add coconut oil and cinnamon powder. Apply it all over your body when in the shower. Leave to act for a few minutes and then rinse.
Facial mask for dry skin
Mash up a piece of pumpkin and combine it with honey. Apply the resulted paste on your face and leave to act for 20 minutes and then rinse.
Facial mask with pumpkin juice
Process a piece of pumpkin in a food processor and mix the obtained juice with flour so that you get a paste. Apply it on your face and neck and leave to act for 20 minutes. Rinse. This mask will leave your skin silky smooth and shiny.
As already established, among the minerals contained by the pumpkin, we find zinc, which is an amazing ally against acne. Mash up a piece of pumpkin, combine it with a little bit of honey and green tea. Apply the mask and leave to act for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Use this mask during weekends or at evenings, to avoid applying makeup afterwards for at least a couple of hours so that the skin gets a chance to breathe.
Facial mask for sensitive skin
Mix mashed pumpkin with oat flour, green tea and honey. Use this mask once a week for at least 1 month.
Even the seeds in the pumpkin are full of goodies. Use 100% natural, cold-pressed pumpkin oil to intensely hydrate your skin.
Mix 2 tablespoons of polenta with mashed pumpkin. Use it to exfoliate the skin on your face and body to get rid of the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. Rinse and then apply moisturizer.