If you’re planning to carve a pumpkin this Halloween, don’t throw away the leftover flesh! Aside from being able to make some pretty delicious soups and stews with it, you can also use some to create the most amazing, DIY skincare products.
Mother nature may be drying your skin with chilly, autumnal weather at the moment, but when she takes with one hand, she gives with another. Pumpkins are ripe and ready to help nourish and give your skin the boost it needs to survive the season.
It’s packed with antioxidants, fatty acids, vitamins and zinc, which help to brighten and smooth the skin. Here’s a round-up of our favourite pumpkin skincare recipes:
Don’t forget your feet! They may be wrapped up in socks and boots but they still need some TLC. Try this pumpkin pedicure from ecouterre.
Pumpkin spice lip balm
Pumpkin clay face mask
Pretend you’re at a spa with this pumpkin clay face mask from livingthenourishedlife.com. It combines anti-ageing pumpkin with different types of clay to suit your specific skin type. Apply and let it sit for 5-10 minutes before washing away. The perfect way to enjoy some ‘me time’ after all that had work carving pumpkins!