Fall into Healthy Glowing Skin
Oct 01, 2012 03:33PM
● By Rachel Serrano
Summertime can be pretty harsh on our skin. If we don’t take the time to heal now, the winter can just add to the stress of the skin. Thankfully, we can treat ourselves to a few at-home tricks this fall for healthy, glowing skin.
Below are two great recipes that can help you get healthier looking skin now. Feel free to use the ingredients exactly as listed below, or add or take away any ingredient as needed to tailor the recipe to your own skin needs.
½ cup pumpkin puree (canned is okay; organic is the best choice)
½ cup brown sugar or ½ Epsom salt
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
3 Tbsp honey
5 Tbsp milk (whole)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Mix together the brown sugar and olive oil. Let sit for about 2 minutes, then add the rest of the ingredients and mix everything together. A great way to store the scrub is in a mason jar. This also makes a great homemade gift.
Pumpkin Facial Mask
¼ cup pumpkin puree (again canned pumpkin okay; organic is even better)
2 tsp Epsom salt
3 Tbsp coffee grounds
3 Tbsp milk (whole)
1 Tbsp honey
1 tsp nutmeg or 1 tsp ginger
Mix all ingredients together, put on your face and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Tips: Organic pumpkin puree is also available at your local organic markets. If consistency is too thick you can add milk by the teaspoon for desired consistency. If too thin you can add more pumpkin puree.
Jamie Wiewiora is a staff member at Envisions Personalized Health located at 4620 Alvarado Canyon Rd. in San Diego. Be sure to check out their fall specials which include a 3-month fall skin care plan and Fall Pamchakarma Cleanse Kits. Call 619-229-9695 for details, more specials or to book an appointment.