I don’t really celebrate Halloween, but I never shy away from an excuse to taste all the goodies that come with the holiday festivities. Well, this time around I was reading some interesting things to do with the leftover Halloween scraps – those from the pumpkin of course! So I figured, just in time for your coming down from your sugar high, treat yourself to a pumpkin facial. I know most of my friends don’t have the time to play around with any recipes I give them, so why not make it a fun day at the spa?! If you’re around, come join me in the spa this Wednesday for a Pumpkin Facial! (as seen on The Doctors show last Friday 10/28/2011).
Pumpkin offers over 100 beneficial ingredients for the skin, including retinol (Vitamin A), ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), beta-carotene, a natural form of salicylic acid, and more.
If you want to join me on Wednesday, please RSVP by going to: http://icfaces.appointy.com/?isGadget=1 and click on ‘Pumpkin Facial – One Day Treatment! Choose your appointment time…see you there!
If you can’t join me, here’s the recipe to try on your own:
2 tsp pumpkin puree (see below for instructions, or substitute with canned pumpkin)
½ tsp honey
½ tsp milk
¼ tsp cinnamon spice (Note: while this can be nice astringent for some, it can also create a mild allergic reaction in others. To be safe, conduct a skin patch test – if it burns, leave the cinnamon out of this recipe.)
– For the puree: Cut pumpkin and reserve just the flesh – seeds, stringy matter and skin discarded. Steam pumpkin for about 15 minutes, or until a fork goes in smoothly. Puree in a food processor or blender until smooth, but not watery.
– Mix the ingredients into a paste and apply to a freshly cleansed face. Let dry for about 15-20 minutes and rinse off with water.