Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Pumpkin Everything is Back!

That's right, it's that time!  Time for PUMPKIN EVERYTHING!

But that can be a GOOD thing when it comes to beauty!!!

How pumpkins can make you beautiful!


Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of:
-Vitamin E
- Zinc
-Anti-inflammatory Healing
-Anti-Bacterial Treatment

You can eat pumpkin seeds on yogurt, cereal or in trail mix, or you can get pumpkin seed oil and add it to food for anti-acne and moisturizing properties!  How genius!


the flesh of a pumpkin can be pureed to give you an incredible facial that will exfoliate and even give your skin a books of sun protection for the short term! 

YES!  it was found that women who consumed pumpkin flesh or used it topically, had a higher UV tolerance for a 12 hour period!  Hows THAT for anti-oxidant protection?!

Not only that but a homemade pumpkin facial mask can deliver a subtle glycolic peel that will actually exfoliate and nourish skin!  (very similar to a papaya mask, see my recent homemade beauty video post about how to make a papaya face mask!)


1/4 CUP of pumpkin flesh
1 TSP Honey
1/4 TSP Apple Cider Vinegar or Cranberry Juice

Blend together, apply to face, leave on 10 minutes

(I skip the egg!)


I WISH eating pumpkin treats was good for your beauty and health, but well, it just ISN'T! 
Facts: a Medium DD Pumpkin Coffee is 260 calories
a Pumpkin Muffin from Starbucks is 360 calories

What a bummer

My 2 Fav pumpkin products during the Fall (and nearly year-round) seasons is:

Michael Todd Organics Pumpkin Mask $28

which is a glycolic mask that peels away that top layer of flaky pore and line causing residue right off, and I LOVE IT (use weekly, see last week's blog post for more details)

Philosophy Pumpkin Pie Body Products

(starting at $16.50 at Sephora and Ulta)

They smell delish and are very soothing to the skin!

There you have it, pumpkin is BACK - try not to be too depressed that the lime and coconut scents of the summer are on clearance

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