I've already gushed about the beauty benefits of eating fall squash (Fall Spice Smoothie, anyone?), since our favorite squashes have vitamin A to spare (wonderful for maintaining healthy cell growth and renewal). But if you've got a little extra pumpkin in your fridge (2 Tbsp is all it takes), you might want to whip up this DIY Pumpkin Cream Pie Facial, from Cecilia Wong, NYC esthetician and founder of the beautiful Cecilia Wong Skin Care line.
I'm a huge fan of masks that contain enzymes to gently exfoliate and remove dead skin. As cooler weather sets in, our cell turnover slows and we need a little extra help maintaining a smooth, even complexion. This mask will do the trick in a gentle way, with naturally exfoliating enzymes and acids from raw honey, milk, papaya and pumpkin. Combined, as in this powerhouse at-home facial, you'll get serious exfoliation results without irritation! Cecilia designed the facial "to exfoliate, boost collagen production and hydrate skin."
Thank you to Cecilia Wong for a beautiful mask recipe!
Pumpkin image: Healthbuster