Halloween might be over but this doesn’t mean you don’t have a say on the leftover pumpkins you stack at home. Besides cooking them, you can use this nutrient-rich vegetable onto your skin. Forget the idea of buying pumpkin scrub on beauty shops. You can actually DIY pumpkin body scrub in a jiffy.
Pumpkin scrub can exfoliate your skin and nourish it in plenty of ways. This is rich in vitamin A that can soothe your skin. Pumpkin also contains important fruit enzymes and Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that increase cell turnover, brightening up and smoothen the skin. It is also rich in Vitamin C that softens the skin while boosting the collagen production.
Bath & Body Works – Golden Sugar Scrub Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin 8oz, $20.00
Prepare the following ingredients:
- 1/2 cup organic pureed pumpkin
- 1/2 cup organic brown sugar
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp honey
- Essential oil (optional)
Combine all of the ingredients in a clean bowl and stir it with a clean spoon. You can have your mini spa at home by taking the mixture to the bathroom. Set the mood by adding few candles. Soften up your skin in warm bath. Soak in it for at least 15 minutes to soften up your skin and to open your pores. Once you are done soaking, you can pat dry your skin. Never apply the scrub to your wet skin since it will just melt away rather than exfoliating your skin. Put a small amount of scrub on a part of your dry body and rub it up and down. The sugar’s abrasiveness will get rid of your dead skin cells. Spend a good amount of time on each of your part to get best results. However, avoid being too rough on your skin especially if you have sensitive skin. Use the right pressure that you are comfortable with.
Once you are done, you can shake the sugar crystals of your body. Rinse the rest of the pumpkin scrub off your skin and feel your skin become silky soft. You can also remove the scrub using wet washcloth to get rid of the residue. Make sure that you are thoroughly cleaned after your scrub and check areas for sugar crystals. After your bath, apply your favorite lotion or pumpkin moisture body cream to seal in moisture.
No Bull – Organic Pumpkin Body Scrub, $32.00
So, this is how I start my day today! Prepare by scrubbing your entire body. Make sure every part of your body is soggy.
The process of body cleansing is for 15 to 20 minute.
Properly scrub thoroughly your skin to remove all that dead skin , dirt, etc.
Skin is the very first barrier to the outside world so protect your body.
After scrubbing your body, Remember to moisturize the entire body, paying special attention to elbows, knees, hands and feet.
Meanwhile, you can also use this scrub to your face and hands. Just make sure to be gentle when applying it on delicate areas of your skin. Since the ingredients used are natural and perishable, this scrub must be consumed within 4-6 weeks. Make sure that your scrub is tightly secured in a container and keep it in the fridge. You can also double up the amount if you plan to share the scrub with someone. Start removing any blocking hair from your face.
Next, exfoliate the face. Rub, rub, rub the scrub and massage the skin gently. Focusing on the “T” zone (area from forehead, nose, chin)
Next, apply lotions, moisturizers, other body products if needed after. They can do much in protecting it from bacteria or dirt.
With fall and winter comes colder weather and the drying air of heaters. Don’t let your skin pay the price, apply moisturizer gals! Moisturize your face, hands and body. It’s very important not to forget about your hands.
Here is some products I recommend:
Face: Retinol – Skincare LdeL Cosmetics Day Cream, 1.7-Ounce Jar, $22.22
Eye-Gel – Skincare LdeL Cosmetics Retinol Eye Gel, .5-Ounce Jar, $17.99
Body: Estee Lauder – Sensuous Nude for Women 6.7 oz Body Veil, $64.45
Hands: Josie Maran – Whipped Argan Oil Intensive Hand Cream in vanilla fig scent136mL/4.6fl. Oz, $45.00
Pumpkin body scrub is perfect for the holiday season. With all the preparation and hustle and bustle for the Yuletide season, you deserve to give yourself a treat. One of the best ways to relax is to use this body scrub for a worthwhile bath.
So now what? Well, I suggest you call the love of your life and go crazy!!!!
And thank you for reading.
Happy Holidays peepz!