This time of year, the flavors of the harvest are everywhere we look. Instead of limiting your indulgence to eating apple or pumpkin pie, why not try something new? How about giving your skin a little treat? You may not realize it, but pumpkins and apples are rich in essential vitamins and nutrients necessary for healthy, radiant skin.
Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A, which helps to soothe and soften the skin. It is also rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant that can help minimize damage produced by free radicals. Pumpkin contains natural enzymes and vitamin E that help to dissolve dry skin cells. Along with pumpkins, apples also contain vitamins A, B, C and E. Vitamin B is known for its benefit of helping the skin retain moisture.
This fall, put an apple and a bit pumpkin aside and make your own homemade skincare treatments.
If you can bake a pie, you do can do this! Here are some recipes to try:
Anti-Aging Apple Mask
- 1 fresh apple (grated)
- 2 tbsp of raw honey
Grate the apples and place in a small bowl. Add raw honey and mix well. Spread the mixture on your face and neck and leave for 30 minutes. Rinse well and pat dry.
Pumpkin Pie Moisturizing Face Mask
- 2 tsp cooked or canned pumpkin (pureed)
- 1/2 tsp raw honey
- 1/4 tsp milk
Combine ingredients in a small bowl and mix gently. Apply to face, being careful to avoid the eye area. Leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm water, pat dry and apply your regular moisturizer.