DIY Pumpkin Facial Treatment | Ava MD Santa Monica

DIY Pumpkin Facial

Give your skin and your senses a break this Thanksgiving with everyone’s favorite seasonal vegetable!  Pumpkin provides a powerhouse of benefits, for all skin types, including:

  • Sun damage repair: Vitamin A to soothe and soften, Vitamin C to remedy environmental damage
  • Reduction of inflammation: Medley of anti-inflammatory actives soothe and calm
  • Exfoliation: Highly effective enzymes slough away dead skin and promote skin cell turnover
  • Hydration: Natural emollients such as Vitamin E infuse moisture
  • Oil Control and Pore Size Reduction: Torulitine and other actives tone, fight blemishes, reduce pore size and help regulate excess sebum

Here’s what you’ll need for a little pre-holiday TLC:

  • Pureed, cooked fresh or canned pumpkin
  • Unflavored yogurt
  • Honey
  • Ground almonds
  • Olive oil
  1. Start by mixing 2 cups of pureed, cooked fresh or canned pumpkin.
  2. Add 4 tablespoons unflavored yogurt, 4 tablespoons honey, 1/3 cup ground almonds, 1/4 teaspoon olive oil.
  3. Mix and apply to clean, moist skin.
  4. The enzymes are more active when moist, so sit in a warm tub or shower for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Remove with a clean washcloth.
  6. Apply moisturizer and enjoy soft clean skin!
  7. Cover the rest of the mixture and use within a week.

Voila!  You’ll look like you stepped out of the spa, instead of the kitchen.  Enjoy!

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