With Halloween just a few weeks away, have you taken on the daunting task of crafting a jack-o’-lanterns? Before you do, I have a beauty secret for you. You may think pumpkins were solely used for decorative carving or baking, but this round ribbed fruit evidently does incredible things for your skin. The fruit enzymes found in pumpkins helps rid dry and flaky skin, as well as hydrates, soothes, and softens with vitamin A, vitamin C, and zinc. Pumpkins are additionally known for regulating oil production, and reducing the appearance of pores while protecting against free-radical damage. That is one hell of a fruit! To get all that goodness into your skin, try this DIY pumpkin face mask.
2 teaspoons organic pumpkin purée
1/2 teaspoon natural raw honey
1/2 teaspoon milk
Mix the ingredients together thoroughly, then brush mixture onto freshly cleansed face. (Tip: Because the enzymes are most effective when moist, apply right after showering.) Let dry 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water to reveal your newly soft and glowing skin. It’s really amazing what you can do with pumpkins.