Tuesday, 01 November 2016

Pumpkin Beauty Tips: Using Up Your Halloween Leftovers

So, Halloween is over and today is most likely going to be spent eating up the leftover trick or treat sweets with a nice cup of tea. But what about the huge pumpkin you spent hours carving into a skeleton that is going to waste after one night of use? Instead of throwing it away like you do every year, here are some tips for including it into your beauty regime.

It makes the perfect beauty-boosting snack

If you're looking to replace the chocolate digestives in your cupboard with something healthier, look no further than pumpkin seeds. They are loaded with key nutrients and vitamins that are essential for maintaining healthy skin, hair and nails, including:
  • Vitamin E to provide powerful antioxidant protection
  • Vitamin A to aid in the regeneration of skin cells
  • Essential Fatty Acids to maintain balanced oil and moisture levels in the skin
  • Zinc to boost collagen production
  • Biotin and Sulfur to ensure hair grows thick, shiny and healthy
It helps that they're super tasty and pretty filling, making them a great alternative to tempting unhealthy options. If you fancy something a little sweeter, check out this delicious pumpkin smoothie recipe.

You can make DIY pamper treatments

For a fun pamper night, you can use leftover pumpkin to make some quick and easy treatments.If you're all about the natural skincare, mix pumpkin puree with sugar and use as a gentle body scrub. The light exfoliation will remove dead skin cells and the vitamin-rich pumpkin leaves skin feeling smooth and looking radiant.When you've overdone it with dyes and heat exposure, make a quick fix hair mask with your leftover pumpkin. Mix with yoghurt, olive oil and honey, apply to the hair and rinse after twenty minutes. The nourishing blend will restore shine to dull hair in no time.Whether you want to treat yourself or keep little girls entertained, these make super affordable, quick and easy treatments!Written for you by: Ellie, Face the Future

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