Hello there beautiful pumpkins!!!
How were your weekends? It was a beautiful one here!! We headed out to Pasadena to watch the Utah Utes play the UCLA Bruins. Pasadena is absolutely beautiful this time of the year and we had such a great time catching up with Erik’s friends who were visiting from Utah. Other than that, lots of sports, watching my 49er’s and my Giants baseball. Woo woo, let’s hear it for play-offs!!! BTW, you like how they are my teams. Yeah, because I have so much to do with the organizations, decisions, successes…
Anyway, back to the pumpkins! Did ya’ll try out those baked pumpkin doughnut holes? I sure hope so, those babies were muy delicioso! Well if you did try them, or maybe another pumpkin recipe, you might have some left over pumpkin. What to do, what to do?? How about you try slathering it on your face?! Ya heard me, make a yummy pumpkin face scrub!
All you need is anywhere from 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of pureed pumpkin, mixed with a few tablespoons of organic, raw sugar. Drop in a couple drops of flax or grape seed oil, and you’ve got yourself a powerful scrub right there! Add sugar a tablespoon at a time. Since this is a face scrub, you do not want too much sugar exfoliating, we need to be gentle with the facial skin 🙂 Use your judgement, you’re smart cookies, errrr pumpkins ;-). I would recommend scrubbing it on at the beginning of your shower, letting it sit several minutes, then gently removing with a warm wash cloth.
So what is this mask doing for you? Well lots, especially if you took in a good amount of sun this summer. Here are a few reasons to try this mask:
- Pumpkins are rich in vitamins and nutrients
- Pumpkin helps ease and repair environmental and sun damage
- Pumpkin is rich in antioxidants
- The pumpkin will help moisturiize while the sugar will rid your skin of dead skin cells
- Pumpkin vitamins fight acne and blemishes
- Pumpkin can ease redness and inflammation
Hope this gives you a little help using any extra pumpkin you have around 🙂 Enjoy your yummy mask Pumpkins!