While many people are aware of the health benefits that pumpkin provides when eaten, less know about the amazing benefits they can have when applied to the skin. Pumpkin provides a good source for minerals that we often have a hard time getting from our daily diets. These minerals include magnesium, manganese, phosphorous and zinc. In addition, pumpkin can help with inflammation, arthritis, and high cholesterol.

Pumpkins are actually packed with fruit enzymes and AHA that can help remove dead skin cells and speed up cell turnover. In addition, removing those cells can help brighten any complexion.

One of the greatest benefits pumpkins provides, is its ability to multiply the absorption of nutrients when combined with other foods. When used in a face mask, pumpkin can be combined with oranges, pomegranate, cranberries, or other fruit. There is no rule for what it can be combined with, so you can experiment with a variety of choices.

Pumpkins are unique, due to their small molecular structure, which allows the nutrients to penetrate deeply into the layers of the skin, further promoting cell rejuvenation. This helps a variety of issues including a dull complexion, wrinkles and sunspots.

For those with sensitive skin, a pumpkin is a great option. It soothes and nourishes the skin, without the irritation. Pumpkin is high in Vitamin A and C. Vitamin A is the main ingredient in acne medication (such as Accutane). When applying a pumpkin face mask, you are getting high amounts of Vitamin A. It may appear that your skin is worsening, but that's just the natural process of removing the deeply clogged pores. Once the process is over, you will be left with much cleaner and clear skin. Because of this, Pumpkin face masks work well with blackheads and whiteheads.

European Foods Pumpkin seed oil contains essential fatty acids, which can help regulate your sebum. This is really great for those who are suffering from an oily complexion.

While there are an unlimited variety of at-home face masks containing pumpkin, the following is a very easy and simple recipe that is perfect for a beginner or someone short on time.

Pumpkin Hydrating Facial

1 Tbsp of canned pumpkin
1 Tsp of plain yoghurt
1/2 Tsp of honey
Mix ingredients together, then apply and wait 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and apply your daily moisturizer.

You can do slight variations of the above if you don't have yoghurt you can use milk, buttermilk or heavy cream. Any of those will act as a great moisturizer. Just make sure you don't add too much and make the mixture too watery.

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