I love fall and I love pumpkin spice everything! Pumpkin pie is amazing. There are so many recipes for pumpkin that I have found that I would love to try. Did you know that pumpkin can have many uses outside of food purposes. Pumpkin has great benefits for the skin and hair. Follow the article below for the amazing benefits that pumpkin has as well as the rich nutrition of this fruit.
Pumpkin is great for helping your skin. It has great nutritional benefits that include collagen, to improve tone and elasticity and Vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant. It can help with oily skin, dry skin and even anti-aging benefits. Pumpkin can be used to make masks for your skin to help battle oil or dryness.
To treat oily skin mix 1 tablespoon pumpkin and 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar. Let it dry on your face for up to 30 minutes. Rinse off first with lukewarm water and next with cold water. Follow with your moisturizer.
To treat dry skin mix 2 teaspoons pumpkin puree, 1/2 teaspoon honey, 1/4 milk and 1/4 teaspoon heavy whipping cream. Apply evenly to face avoiding the eye area. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
These nutritional benefits also help improve your hair. The collagen, as well as potassium and zinc that is all found in the pumpkin, helps to promote healthy hair and hair growth. You can use pumpkin in a mask to help condition your hair. Mix 2 cups of chopped or cooked pumpkin, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 1 tablespoon honey, and 1 tablespoon yogurt. Puree the pumpkin and yogurt together, then add the coconut oil and honey to make a smooth mixture. Add mixture to damp, shampooed hair and let it sit for 15 minutes. Rinse off.
There are so many more benefits of pumpkin. Pumpkin has so many benefits both consumed or applied to your skin and hair. If you want to learn more, you can read the article I found at