October is quite the festive month. Autumn begins, Halloween is celebrated, and pink ribbons all across the world signify and acknowledge women who have survived and given their life to breast cancer. With the fall season upon us, nothing symbolizes autumn more so than pumpkin.
The large orange fruit is chalk full of vitamins and nutrients that are good for the skin but also combat cancer. Facial-Flex® clarifies the many ways pumpkin benefits the body and face inside and out.
Cooked pureed pumpkin contains mild alpha hydroxy acids and fruit enzymes that when applied to the face enhances the natural glow of the skin by increasing cell turnover and brightening and smoothing the skin. Antioxidant vitamins A and C found in pumpkin prevent signs of aging by boosting collagen production and soften and soothe the skin.
And for those with acne troubles, pumpkin seeds contain high levels of zinc, which controls hormone and oil levels in skin, leading to fewer pimples.
Indulge in pumpkin soup, pumpkin bread, and pumpkin pie and enjoy eating your way to not only great skin but also healthy eyes, heart, and cancer prevention. According to the National Cancer Institute, the antioxidant beta-carotene boasted in pumpkin may aid in preventing cancer. And food sources are better absorbed by the body than supplements. Pumpkin seeds also contain vitamin E and folic acid. Vitamin E is the ultimate cancer buster which inhibits cancer cell growth and protects cells from free radicals. Folic acid protects your DNA during radiotherapy and helps replicate DNA properly.
Undoubtedly pumpkins are not only the tastiest, but also one of the healthiest foods of fall.
Pumpkin is not the only skin protector from aging, so is the easy-to-use, inexpensive, safe, natural Facial-Flex®. According to leading dermatologists, Facial-Flex® is the necessary approach to include in your skin care regimen.
Here is a pumpkin recipe for your face while you do your daily exercise with Facial-Flex®.
DIY Pumpkin Face Mask
- 2 teaspoons cooked or canned pumpkin, pureed
- 1/2 teaspoon honey (humectant, regenerative)
- 1/4 teaspoon milk, or soymilk (alpha hydroxyl acid, enzymes digest skin cells)
For Dry Skin:
- 1/4 teaspoon heavy whipping cream (moisturizing; alpha hydroxy acid)
For Oily Skin
1/4 teaspoon cranberry juice (high in antioxidants critically important to the utilization of essential fatty acids to maintain balanced, nourished skin)
- Combine the ingredients for your facemask.
- Mix gently and apply to your face avoiding the eye area.
- Relax for 10-15 minutes while your Thanksgiving mask gently exfoliates, nourishes and conditions your face.
- Rinse with warm water and apply the appropriate moisturizer for your skin type
and allow the mixture to penetrate for 15 minutes. Rinse with tepid water.