How to Make a Pumpkin Facial Mask & Pumpkin Body Scrub
Suddenly Slimmer Day Spa’s Dannielli Marcelino shares two simple beauty recipes using pumpkin to rejuvenate summer skin.
Pumpkin is loaded with antioxidants, enzymes and vitamins C and K, the mighty pumpkin not only does a body good but also serves as an awesome alternative to harsh exfoliators. Pumpkins have naturally powerful enzymes, that when applied to the skin, delivers important nutrients for cellular rejuvenation. Used often and it will strengthen skin structures and restore its softness and elasticity. As a gentle, but effective exfoliator, the pumpkin gets rid of dead skin cells for an effective epidermal turnover.
Dannielli Marcelino, skin and body waxing expert at Suddenly Slimmer Day Spa in Phoenix, believe in the power of the pumpkin and often recommend it to her clients before and during the fall season.
While getting a pumpkin body and facial treatment from a skin professional is ideal, not many of us have a lot of time (and money) to afford such luxuries. For a low-cost everyday pumpkin treat, Dannielli has some easy, tried-and-true recipes using ingredients straight from the pantry that can help in achieving radiant skin for fall:
Pumpkin Facial Mask
2 teaspoons cooked or canned pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon milk (or whipping cream, if your skin is very dry)
1. Combine ingredients and apply to a clean face with gentle circular motions, avoiding the area around your eyes.
2. Allow mask to remain on skin for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water, pat dry, and apply your usual moisturizer.
Pumpkin, Sugar, and Spice Scrub
1/2 cup cooked or canned pumpkin, pureed
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1. Combine ingredients in a bowl.
2. Stand in a tub or shower stall and use a damp wash cloth to scoop some of the mixture up.
Apply to body, starting with your feet and working your way up, but avoiding your face. Scrub gently using circular motions.
3. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
“These are simple recipes, using ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen cupboards already. Use them often and I promise you, your skin will look fabulous!,” Dannielli said.
Rhonda Allison’s Pumpkin ProductsHere is a list of Dannielli’s favorite skin care product that are made with pumpkin ingredients!
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Below are Suddenly Slimmer’s Popular Pumpkin Face & Body Treatments for those who rather let a professional do the job.
Dannielli Marcelino/ Medical Esthetician & Laser Technician
Suddenly Slimmer Day and Med Spa
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