I hopped on the pumpkin spice bandwagon.
The lattes are wonderful, don’t get me wrong, but I wanted something better. I’ve been curious about other ways this perfect pumpkin combo can be used, and how I could gain benefits from it, instead of a belly.
I took a look at the big picture of the ingredients that go into all of these pumpkin spice goodies, and realized that it was obvious. A scrub. I could use 4 of these all-natural ingredients, which are essential in my everyday pantry, and create a mixture that will make my skin feel beautiful this autumn.
Cinnamon. Say goodbye to bacteria, and hello to blood flow. This spice is wonderful for your skin, and will help clear out the bad stuff and smooth you out.
Raw Honey. I always make sure to add this into my homemade facial scrubs. It’s a powerhouse ingredient packed full of positive benefits. Honey is rich in antioxidants, which slows down aging. It is naturally antibacterial, helping acne treatments and prevents new acne. Because it is extremely moisturizing and soothing, it helps your complexion glow. Lastly but definitely not least, it can clarify your face by opening up pores. Use a little extra of this stuff!
Brown Sugar. This is the exfoliating ingredient. Gently massage into your skin with your fingertips, allowing that dead summer skin to disappear.
Organic Puree Pumpkin. I had no idea this stuff was so good for your skin. When first adding it to my scrub, I thought it would add a nice texture and cooling feel, without knowing that it would actually benefit the face. It is an excellent treatment for all skin types, especially damaged or sensitive skin. Pumpkin is rich in Vitamin A, which heals the skin, Vitamin C, which is packed with antioxidants, and Zinc. As the pumpkin soothes, the gentle alpha-hydroxy action is removing dead dull cells while nourishing.
Mix these ingredients up in a small bowl. Use as little or as much of each as you want. I love recipes like this, where you can personalize it for your own skin. There are no rules here — make it yours.
Put your scrub in a jar, and store it in the fridge. I made a big batch, and fancied my jars up a bit to hand out to family and friends. Share these pumpkin spice benefits with everyone this fall, babes.
+What are some of your fall favorite beauty products?