Monday, October 13, 2014

Pumpkin Sugar Scrub

Another seasonal favorite, I want to share with you today my Pumpkin Sugar Scrub.  Made from real pumpkin, organic cane sugar, and olive oil, this one is so good for your skin, you may want to stock up on pumpkin and use it year round.  Personally, I love everything pumpkin and am so thrilled this time of year when you can find it in everything and everywhere.  Maybe being born in the fall has something to do with my love of this ingredient.

Pumpkin is the perfect ingredient for products used on dry, cracked skin, especially for the hands and feet.  It contains enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids which remove the old, dead surface cells while encouraging new cell production.  These ingredients in pumpkin help to brighten and smooth the appearance of skin.  Pumpkin also contains antioxidants which will help reduce the appearance of free radical damage while boosting collagen production, softening and soothing the skin.  Use of pumpkin treats dull complexions, evens skin tone, and will help to hydrate the skin.

Swap out the organic sugar for brown sugar if you would like to use this on your face.  The granules in white sugar may be a bit too large for exfoliation of the more sensitive skin areas of your face but will be perfect for other parts of your body.  

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