3 DIY Pumpkin Beauty Recipes for Glowing Skin and Hair

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You’re bound to eat a lot of pumpkin over the next few months, but why stop there? Spruce up (or start) your DIY beauty routine by adding pumpkin to the mix. These three recipes–facial mask, body scrub, and hair conditioner–will leave you glowing brighter than a jack-o’-lantern.

Pumpkin is beneficial not only for your health but also for your appearance. Pumpkin pulp is rich in alpha-hydroxy acids, which help to moisturize skin, remove dead skin cells, treat acne, and firm and smooth. It is also full of vitamins A and C, which are both essential in protecting skin and keeping it youthful. Pumpkin pulp is a rich source of potassium, which helps to prevent hair loss.

These recipes require only a handful of ingredients that you may already have on hand, which means you are only a few minutes away from a home spa experience. Enjoy!

3 DIY Beauty Recipes with Pumpkin

1. Pumpkin Facial Mask

Makes enough for 1 application

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons pureed pumpkin
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon yogurt
  • Pinch of cinnamon

Directions

Stir all the ingredients together in a small bowl. Apply the mixture to the face, avoiding the eyes. Let the mask sit on your face for 20-30 minutes before rinsing clean.

2. Pumpkin Scrub

Makes about 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ¼ cup honey

Directions

Stir all the ingredients together in a bowl and store in a glass jar. Use in the shower as a scrub to exfoliate the skin. The mixture stores for one week in the fridge.

3. Pumpkin Hair Conditioning Mask

Makes about 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt

Directions

Blend all of the ingredients together and add apply the mixture to damp hair. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes before rinsing clean.

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