Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Fresh From Your Kitchen: Pumpkin Cream Pie Facial

pumpkin cream pie facial
2 T mashed pumpkin pulp (you can use canned pumpkin)
1 T honey
2 T sour cream, plain or vanilla yogurt
*for the sweet, pie like aroma, use the vanilla yogurt or add a few drops of vanilla extract to the plain yogurt or sour cream
*this is an easy one to make organic- all of the ingredients are readily available in organic form


Wash your face. Use a gentle cleanser like green tea & grapes creme cleanser
Mash ingredients above together and apply to face and neck area
Relax for 15-20 min
Rinse off with warm water and towels
Apply treatment serum or favorite moisturizer

what it does
an anti-aging seasonal spa treatment right in your own kitchen!
pumpkin is a member of the squash family, rich in many antioxidants like beta-carotine, zinc and natural alpha-hydroxy acids which can help reduce the signs of aging. Plus, pumpkin contains vitamins A & C- both great for a healthy complexion!

honey: this sweet treat helps attract dirt, oil and clean skin with breakouts. Bees release a glucose enzyme when creating honey that is a natural antiseptic and has antibacterial properties. When applied topically, it draws body fluids and nutrients to the area assisting in cell growth and scar prevention.

Cream and yogurt contain a naturally occurring alpha-hydroxy acid from lactic acid that exfoliates and renews the cellular surface of the skin

vanilla is known in aromatherapy to have comforting and relaxing effects and has a history of use in sensual/aphrodisiac blends.

Green Skin Care Blog brings simple spa delights to your home with Fresh From Your Kitchen: DIY recipes & treatments you can create with a trip to the grocer or health food store. Direct from the creator of The Grapeseed Company's personal stash of fresh beauty creations and concoctions.

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vanilla dream salt glow
strawberry kiwi exfoliating mask
super silky bedtime bath salts
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cool cucumber under eye mask
lemon ginger revitalizing bath
breakout busters
parsley facial steam

1 comment:

  1. This facial cream seems to be good. How often can I apply this to my face? Every other day or weekly?