Make yourself: A pumpkin mask – the elixir of youth

It’s a pumpkin season an may you are already hooked on pumpkin spice lattes, but are you aware of the benefits that it can provide to your skin? Full of antioxidants, vitamins and zinc, the pumpkins protect the skin from the wrinkles and the age spots and is also good for more radiant complexion.

You don’t have a pumpkin patch nearby? You can get this orange fruit in a can at your local supermarket.

Make your base: Mix together about 1/4 cup of pumpkin and one whole egg. The yolk adds nourishment while the white of the egg provides a subtle tightening effect to the sagging skin.

Dry skin additive: Only add a few teaspoons of honey, which prevents the breakouts thanks to its antibacterial properties.

Oily skin additive: For an astringent effect, mix in a splash of apple cider or also in a cranberry juice.

Apply: Smooth the pumpkin-y potion over the face, relax for about 15 to 20 minutes, and then rinse to reveal a brighter, firmer and smoother complexion.

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