A Pumpkin a Day…

This is SORT of what I'm talking about...

The newest craze in treating acne is the pumpkin. Researchers have found that eating a handful of pumpkin seeds are the next soldier on the war against acne. Pumpkin seeds contain zinc salts as well as Vitamin E and T.

Pumpkins are also being used in facial masks, to treat everything from overly greasy skin and acne to moisturizing and even for bleaching sun spots! I enclosed a few recipes, since Halloween is coming up! Save those pumpkin guts for fresh, clear skin!

Greasy Skin Recipe: Mix 2 tablespoons of boiled pumpkin with 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil. Keep the consistency to a paste because it will have to stick to your face for 20 minutes. Then, wash with cool water. Second Step: Mix 2 tablespoons of pounded fresh pumpkin with egg-white and beat. Put this one on your face for about ten minutes and then rinse with cool water.

Acne: Rub the face with a piece of fresh pumpkin several times a day to get rid of pimples and acne. (This one is pretty hardcore…so…let me know how it works for ya.)

Anti-Aging: Slice up pumpkin and boil, pound pumpkin, add an egg yolk, 1tsp honey and mix carefully. Warm it up, apply to face for 15-20 min. Rinse.

Bleaching Mask: Pound 2tblespoons fresh cleaned pumpkin seeds, adding 2 tblespoons of boiled water as you go. Add 2tblespoons of honey, mix. Put on the face, focusing on pigmented spots as well as freckles. Keep the mask refrigerated, as you can use this mask every day.

There you have it–a better use for those smelly pumpkin guts!

toodles

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