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Pumpkin Pie and Anti-Aging "Treats"

There is no better time to take advantage of the anti-aging benefits of pumpkin for your skin. This fruit offers many benefits when applied topically to the skin. It is a rich source of nutrients and antioxidants that can help your skin achieve a healthy glow throughout the season and help reduce the signs of aging.

Fresh or canned, it supplies vitamins A,C,& E, alpha-carotene, beta- carotene (giving the fruit its distinctive orange colors) zinc, and lutein. The products for spa or home use can be used in a variety of treatments, such as in oils, moisturizers, peels, masques, facials and body treatments. These treatments sooth and protect the skin and allow the essential nutrients to reach deep within your pores and absorb quickly.

No Tricks – Just Treats

Because the pumpkin is very acidic and chock full of enzymes it is very valuable in skin care treatments to exfoliate away dead skin cells. When used in the form of peels it helps to increase the skin cells natural turnover rate. It removes the dead and scaly cells on the surface, to reveal the new smooth, refined appearance of the new skin.

It will nourish tired and dry skin, giving you a healthy glow and also can be helpful with acne problems and out- breaks. The nutrients help to sooth and reduce inflammation naturally, having a very useful effect on helping skin recover from acne- related damage. This “Halloween squash” is widely used in skin care treatments because it works as an acceleration for other ingredients, helping the skin absorb vital vitamins and nutrients.

Be-witched Beauty Treatment

Autumn can play some nasty tricks on your skin with the winds and chilly, crispier weather. The elements can be very harsh to skin. Enjoy this easy nourishing facial mask- skin rejuvenator.

2 teaspoons cooked or canned pumpkin

½ teaspoon honey

¼ teaspoon milk, cream or soy milk

Combine all ingredients to a light paste and apply to face, avoiding eye area. Allow mask to remain on skin 15-20 minutes. Rinse with tepid water, pat dry, and apply moisturizer.

Good Nutrition – In and Out

Remember – Beautiful skin starts within. Treat yourself to the many delicious healthy treats of pumpkin and enjoy the extra benefits it gives to your skin.

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