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Fall is such a beautiful time, but your skin can suffer from the cold weather and get dry and sensitive. If you have some leftover pumpkin from Jack O' Lantern-carving this month, why not use them to nourish your skin? Pumpkins are filled antioxidants, zinc, and vitamins that will benefit your skin in various ways. It is especially nourishing to dry and tired skin. Here are six simple pumpkin-based skincare recipes that will do wonders for your epidermis.

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PUMPKIN BODY SCRUB

¼ cup cooked pureed pumpkin
¼ cup brown sugar

Combine the ingredients in a small bowl. Apply the mixture to your body using a damp cloth. Scrub your body using circular motions and wash off with warm water.

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Photo by Sunny Subramanian

PUMPKIN FACE MASK

OILY SKIN

¼ cup fresh pumpkin meat
1 teaspoon pumpkin seed oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 egg yolk

Combine all the ingredients and blend it together in a food processor. Apply the mixture to your face and leave on for 20 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water.

DRY SKIN

¼ cup fresh pumpkin meat
1 teaspoon pumpkin seed oil
Splash of milk or cream

Combine the ingredients and blend it all together in a food processor. Apply the mixture to your face leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse off with water. The milk or cream is great for dry skin as it will moisturize and nourish it.

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PUMPKIN FACIAL SCRUB

½ cup pureed pumpkin
3 tablespoons organic sugar
½ teaspoon pumpkin seed oil

Combine the ingredients in a small bowl and mix them together to make a thick paste. Apply it on your face and gently scrub using circular motions. Rinse off after a few minutes with lukewarm water.

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PUMPKIN HAIR MASK

½ cup pureed pumpkin
¼ cup of natural plain yogurt
2 tablespoons of honey

Combine the ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Apply the mask through your entire hair (all the way from the roots to your tips.) Put on a shower cap and leave on for about 30 minutes. Rinse off well with lukewarm water. Style as usual. An excellent conditioner for dry hair, this recipe will make your hair shiny and soft.

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PUMPKIN PEDICURE

½ cup pureed pumpkin
1 egg
½ tsp honey

Combine all the ingredients and blend together. Apply the pumpkin mixture to your feet and calves. Wrap your feet in plastic bags. Leave on for 15 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water. This simple pedicure will keep your feet super-soft.

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More money than time—or patience? Try an exfoliating bath bar from Whole Truth. It’s made with organic pumpkin-seed oil, which is rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, along with an earthy blend of sage, cedar, and petitgrain.

One Response to “6 DIY Pumpkin-Skincare Products You Can Make at Home (Plus 1 to Buy)”

  1. laceyb says:

    how long will these keep for?

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