What better way to celebrate the arrival of fall than with some seasonally inspired face and body pampering?
Pumpkins are brimming with Vitamin A, antioxidants, Vitamin C, and Zinc. This mask is great for all skin types and will give your face a healthy glow.
1 tablespoon of canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon of honey
1/2 teaspoon of milk
Combine all of the ingredients and apply to a clean face in a circular motion, making sure to avoid the eye area. Leave the mask on for 15- 20 minutes, then gently rinse off with warm water.
Sugar & Spice Body Scrub
Spice up your pumpkin with brown sugar, a natural exfoliant! This scrub will leave your skin feeling smooth and refreshed, and smells heavenly!
1/2 cup of canned pumpkin
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon (optional)
Combine the ingredients and apply all over your body (concentrate on areas where your skin is driest), avoiding the face and scrub gently to exfoliate. Rinse off scrub with warm water and pat dry. Cinnamon, while having antiseptic and exfoliative properties, can irritate sensitive skin. Test a small patch of skin first and be sure to avoid the eye area.
The acid in cranberries acts as an exfoliant, and vitamins A and C help boost collagen production. Cranberries also fight free radicals that may cause wrinkles. For centuries, cranberries have been valued for their medicinal, antioxidant, and anti aging benefits. Because of their amazing capabilities to protect the skin, cranberries are also among the best treatments to protect your skin against harsh winter conditions. Honey has excellent antibacterial properties and yogurt can be used to even out skin tone, in addition to being packed with nutrients for your hungry skin.
6-7 crushed or blended cranberries (fresh, not canned!)
1 teaspoon of honey
1 teaspoon of plain yogurt
Combine all of the ingredients, and apply to a clean face in circular motions, avoiding the eye area. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes, then rinse it off gently with warm water.