In autumn, pumpkin is the queen of the garden! You can make natural cosmetics from pumpkin that have unique properties. 5 homemade pumpkin cosmetics.
Pumpkin contains many vitamins, minerals, polyunsaturated fatty acids, carotenoids and other useful substances. Cosmetics based on it provide comprehensive care for the skin of the face and body, as well as hair.
Pumpkin has an exceptionally beneficial effect on the skin of the face:
suppresses inflammatory processes;
eliminates acne and swelling;
accelerates the healing of various skin lesions;
stimulates the renewal of the epidermis at the cellular level;
combats dehydration and peeling of the epithelium;
narrows and cleanses the pores of sebaceous plugs;
improves the color, evens out the tone and microrelief of the face;
makes the skin more elastic, soft, elastic;
removes age spots and greasy shine;
it has a lifting effect.
In order for home care to bring exceptionally positive results, adhere to the following simple recommendations:
Choose the most favorite mask recipe and stick to it in the future (alternating different types of masks will not bring the desired effect).
To preserve all the useful properties of pumpkin, its pulp is best baked, steamed or used raw. If the recipe of the remedy involves boiling a vegetable, use a minimum amount of water when cooking.
Wash off the masks with water at room temperature, then rinse your face with freshly prepared and slightly cooled herbal infusion. For these purposes, chamomile, cornflower and string are ideal.
After washing, finish your home care by applying a moisturizer, especially if you have dry skin.
If you do not have time to prepare masks, you can take care of your face by wiping the skin with a piece of raw pumpkin without any additives. The product should be kept on the skin for 10 minutes.
Make sure that your daily care includes products selected in accordance with the individual characteristics of your body. Despite the fact that facial care using pumpkin is very useful for any type of skin, the use of an incorrectly selected remedy can not only be ineffective, but also entail negative consequences.
Pumpkin masks for facial skin care will give you a tangible positive result after the first application, and regular use of these products will help to keep the skin in good shape, preserving its youth.
(1) – “Pumpkin has been proved an excellent pharma food, possessed with remarkable amounts of functional and nutraceutical constituents responsible for multifunctional roles in human body. Proteins, polysaccharides, oils, vitamins, minerals and phenolic compounds present in pumpkin fruits exhibits immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial and antiviral activities. Need of the time is to incorporate these constituents in humans’ daily diet to maintain a well-balanced body equipped with boosted immune system.”
#1. Rejuvenating pumpkin face mask. 5 homemade pumpkin cosmetics.
If the skin of the face looks tired and flabby, and “crow’s feet” have appeared in the corners of the eyes and lips, a pumpkin face mask will help. It will tone the skin, make it more elastic, get rid of the first signs of aging.
You will need:
Raw pumpkin, 1-2 slices
Sour cream 1 tablespoon
Vitamin A 1 drop
Peel the pumpkin and seeds, boil in water until tender. Make mashed potatoes from boiled pumpkin. Take 2 tablespoons of pumpkin pulp, mix with sour cream. Add 1 drop of vitamin A from the capsule to the resulting mass. Apply the mask evenly to the face and leave for 20 minutes. Then rinse with warm water. The mask is recommended to be done 2 times a week.
#2. Pumpkin tonic for oily skin
Natural pumpkin cosmetics are great for caring for oily skin. Such products reduce sebum production, narrow pores and allow the skin to stay clean and fresh longer. You can use pumpkin juice as a tonic 2-3 times a week.
Peel the raw pumpkin from the seeds and peel, squeeze the juice out of it. Moisten a cotton pad with pumpkin juice and wipe the skin of the face with it. After 15 minutes, rinse off the remaining juice with warm water.
If you do not have a juicer, grate the pumpkin pulp on a fine grater and apply the resulting gruel on your face. The effect will be the same as when using juice.
#3. Pumpkin hair conditioner with honey. 5 homemade pumpkin cosmetics.
With the help of homemade pumpkin cosmetics, you will restore dull hair to health, volume and shine, saturate them with vitamins, minerals, and nutrients.
Raw pumpkin 2 slices
1/4 cup milk
Natural honey 2 tablespoons
Boil the peeled pumpkin until tender and mash it into a puree. If the honey is candied and thickened, melt it in a water bath. Mix 1/2 cup pumpkin pulp, milk and honey. Wash your hair with regular shampoo, lightly pat them with a towel. Apply pumpkin conditioner to the scalp and hair, spread evenly over the entire length. Leave the mixture on the hair for 10 minutes, then rinse them thoroughly with warm water.
To prepare the conditioner, instead of milk, you can use sour cream, natural yogurt without additives or cream.
#4. Softening hand cream with pumpkin. 5 homemade pumpkin cosmetics.
Housework makes the skin of the hands rough and the nails brittle. In addition, cracks, peeling and burrs may appear on the skin. A natural pumpkin-based hand cream will help to cope with these problems.
Raw pumpkin 1 slice
Peach oil 10 drops
Peel the pumpkin from the seeds and peel, grate the raw pulp on a fine grater. Mix with peach oil in equal proportions. Lubricate your hands with the resulting gruel, put on rubber or plastic gloves and leave for an hour. Take off your gloves and wash your hands with warm water without soap.
#5. Pumpkin body scrub. 5 homemade pumpkin cosmetics.
Homemade pumpkin scrub perfectly cleanses the skin from dirt and dead cells. It acts quite delicately, besides moisturizes and nourishes the skin of the body.
Raw pumpkin 3.53oz
Fine sugar 2 tablespoons
Ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon
Peel and boil the pumpkin, mash it into a puree. Add sugar and cinnamon to the pulp. Apply the scrub to wet skin using a massage glove or a stiff washcloth, starting with the feet. Gradually rise to the upper parts of the body, rubbing the scrub in circular movements. When you massage the whole body, rinse the product with warm water, wipe the skin dry and apply a moisturizer.
(1) -National Library of Medicine (US); A review on biochemical constituents of pumpkin and their role as pharma foods; a key strategy to improve health in post COVID 19 period; Ashiq Hussain, corresponding author Tusneem Kausar, Sawera Sehar, Ayesha Sarwar, Muhammad Yousaf Quddoos, Jawed Aslam, Atif Liaqat, Tahira Siddique, Qurat Ul An, Samina Kauser, Abdul Rehman, and Rizwan Nisar. Published online 2023 Mar 22. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10030350/