As we glide into cooler temperatures, cozy sweaters and lovely seasonal changes, we can’t neglect our lovely skin. Fair, redheaded skin needs equal attention in the cooler half of the year as well. As your aloe hits the skincare bench, grab a pumpkin..
Pumpkin has amazing powers, so for all my mermaids, unicorns and witches, pumpkin is your secret beauty weapon. Pumpkin has natural balancing properties, so it’s beneficial for combating oily skin and dry skin! It’s loaded with Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E, all great vitamins to fight age spots and wrinkles. If you suffer with acne prone skin or even use this as your period is approaching, the Niacin content promotes circulation fighting any skin congestion.
As said in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, “Double double toil and trouble, fire burn and caldron bubble!” Here are the top 3 DIY pumpkin DIY facial recipes:
1. Facemask: Pumpkin, Apple Cider Vinegar & Honey
For this single dose facemask you’ll need:
- 1 tblsp pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp of raw honey
- 1 tblsp apple cider vinegar
Mix together and apply evenly to the face. Allow to dry and sit for 10-15 minutes and rinse with cool water. This will leave the skin softer and brighter.
2. Face Wash: Pumpkin, Molasses, Pumpkin Spice Mix & Olive Oil
For this Face Wash you’ll need:
- 2 tblsp pumpkin puree
- 3 tblsp molasses
- 1 tblsp pumpkin spice
- 1 tblsp olive oil
Mix together thoroughly and store in a mason jar. Distribute evenly in circular motions across the face, remove with warm water or a warm soaked wash cloth. The spices add a great scent and are a gentle exfoliator for all of those extra sensitive beauties.
3. Body Scrub: Pumpkin, Sugar, Coconut Oil & Pumpkin Spice Mix
For this Body Scrub you’ll need:
- 1 tbsp pumpkin puree
- 1 cup of sugar
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Mix together, but add the sugar last, you’ll want to get the best exfoliating potential out of this. Rub in circular motions on any desired rough skin area, particularly well paired with a bath and some candles.
Embrace the Redhead Season with these easy pumpkin skin DIY’s and let the auburn leaves fall. Rock it Like a Redhead!
Photo Credit: Dylan Staley