PUMPKIN BEAUTY BENEFITS

OUTSIDE: SKIN LIGHTENING PUMPKIN FACE MASK

Sun spots and age spots are one of the most annoying signs of aging. Anyone else regretting their time in the sun this summer? It’s never too late to get serious about wearing sunscreen, and you can also take steps to reduce hyper-pigmentation and reverse the signs of sun damage on your face. The perfect pampering ingredient? Pumpkin.

It brightens dull skin: Pumpkin is an excellent exfoliator. Its fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) slough off the dead skin that leads to a dull complexion, leaving you with a brighter, glowing complexion.

It fades sun spots: Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A, the anti-aging ingredient you’ll find in retinal products. That makes pumpkin perfect for a face mask to lighten age spots and even out skin tone.

It smooths fine lines: You’ll also get a dose of vitamin C and beta-carotene with pumpkin, both of which support collagen production to improve skin tone and texture.

Add a squeeze of lemon juice to lighten dark spots while yogurt exfoliates and promotes cell turnover.

Pumpkin Face Mask

 

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in bowl and mix well.
  2. Smooth mask onto clean, dry skin with your fingertips.
  3. Relax for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

 

INSIDE: HORMONE BALANCING PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE

Pumpkins not only taste sweet and delicious, but they’ll also give you an internal boost of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Especially the antioxidant beta-carotene, which gives pumpkins their orange color. The body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A, which protects against the signs of aging just as much on the inside. Since beta-carotene is a fat soluble organic compound its absorption is enhanced if eaten with fats.

Hormone Balancing Pumpkin Spice Latte

prep 10 mins

total 10 mins

author hello glow

yield 2

A comforting plant based latte, loaded with healthy fats and antioxidant beta-carotene, to help you cope with PMS and all the unpleasant issues of the luteal phase.

 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice plus extra for garnishing
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk, warm
  • 2 teaspoon almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons maca powder
  • 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk, chilled in the refrigerator
  • *Optional: 2 espresso shots

Instructions

  1. Transfer the coconut milk into a bowl, remove any liquid and use a hand mixer to obtain a cream.
  2. Add the pumpkin, *espresso, pumpkin spice, almond milk, almond butter, maple syrup and maca into the blender and process to obtain a smooth, creamy liquid.
  3. Divide into serving cups or glasses, top with coconut milk whipped cream, sprinkle with pumpkin spice and serve warm.

 

 

Photos and Latte Recipe by Ana Stanciu

https://helloglow.co/inside-out-pumpkin/

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Very good indeed.

My daughter Kasey will like the facial one, no plain yogurt, But I'm sure I could substitute.

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