Pumpkin Spice Face Mask
The downside of the upcoming chilly dry autumn weather (#vata) is I start to lose my dewy summer glow as soon as the fall weather hits.
I’m guilty of loving pumpkin as much as the next and definitely want to pour pumpkin spice anything all over my life the moment I see a changing leaf ...Did you know that you can also use pumpkin in your skin care regiment to keep that luminescent glow??
Fresh (and even canned) pumpkin puree is known for its high vitamin c, zinc, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, and potassium content. Vitamin C, in particular, is what gives pumpkin its potent free radical fighting properties that are essential for preventing fine lines and wrinkles- when the weather starts getting cold and dry you need this! The zinc in pumpkin puree is another nutrient that helps keep the skin smooth and youthful by encouraging collagen production and increase cellular turnover. This cellular turnover is what will give your skin that fresh and healthy summer glow! Pumpkin also contains a lot of B vitamins which are known to boost circulation and skin cell renewal.
Aside from eating it, the best way to reap the benefits of pumpkin is to apply it directly to the skin as a mask. Try this autumn pumpkin spice face mask for dewy and perky skin!
•¼ cup pumpkin puree (either fresh or organic store bought puree)
• 1 tsp Manuka honey Wedderspoon (at least 16+ UMF/KFactor)
• ¼ tsp Tremella mushroom powder
• ¼ tsp Apple cider Vinegar
• 1 drop nutmeg essential oil