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It makes a tasty pie, but the rotund gourd is also a great pick for your skin. "Pumpkin contains antioxidants such as vitamins A and C, as well as phytonutrients that help keep you looking young," says Michelle Schlekewey, spa director at Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego. Harness the veggie's revitalizing properties with this face and body mask, an adaptation of a treatment offered at the inn. It's as easy as pie!
Pumpkin Face and Body Mask
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 1/4 cup bentonite clay (available at health food stores)
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp almond oil
- 2 tsp cinnamon
Mix together and apply evenly to your face or anywhere else you'd like to smooth. Leave on 10 minutes before rinsing. Almond oil moisturizes, clay draws out impurities, honey replenishes collagen and cinnamon improves circulation.