Fall. It’s many people’s favorite season because it’s milder than summer and not as harsh as winter. Fall provides a soothing sense of balance between the extremes. Leaves magically suspend to the earth. The leafy, earthy details remind you to relax. You start to feel more grounded and full of gratitude.
Then you touch your skin. With this transitional season, your skin goes from summer heat to chilly fall. Your skin could feel dryer, harsher, a bit cracked. Give your skin serious serum love with our Advanced Clinicals Premium Face Serums. Most people love Retinol, Collagen, and Coconut, if you need some help deciding. These will replenish moisture and rehydrate those dryer pores. And if you aren’t already using a serum, start. Serums are the most serious part of your skincare routine. Find out more here.
Let’s have some seasonal, natural fun too for a super DIY skincare experience. You can supplement your skincare routine and reinvigorate those pores with natural gourd goodness. And share the love with your friends.
Have a spa party with one skin-loving ingredient as the skincare centerpiece. What’s orange, full of serious skin restorative vitamins and antioxidants that will nourish your skin cells? Oh, and it rhymes with skin?
Pumpkin! Just ask the International Dermal Institute if you should smear it all over your skin. They demand you do. Pumpkin has natural enzymes and gentle acids to recover and renew your skin. Pumpkin should literally be changed to “pumpskin” as it is full of antioxidants and alpha hydroxy acids that help gently exfoliate the skin while moisturizing at the same time.
Pick from these DIY homemade “pumpskin” recipes below, make ahead and put in some mason jars. Sharing is caring and these soothing “pumpskin” spa recipes are sure to put the ‘oh my gourd’ in gourd. What’s better than hanging out with friends and putting pumpkin on your face? Nothing!
Pick from any recipe below and get your pumpkin spa party game on ASAP, while the boys watch their football.
Pumpskin Spa Body Scrub
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup coconut oil
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup organic canned pumpkin (or homemade pumpkin puree)
This one you might want to do alone, sans girlfriends, and in your bathroom because you’re probably going to get messy. Mix ingredients together and scrub all over your bod. Let sit for 10-20 minutes and then rinse well. Et voila: luxurious, pumpkin-exfoliated skin.
Pumpskin Spa Face Mask
½ green apple
¼ cup pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon honey
1 to 2 tablespoons milk
Dash of cinnamon
This is perfect for a girl party. Peel skin off the apple and chop. Blend apple and pumpkin until you have a smooth consistency. Add milk and honey and then slather on face and neck, avoiding eye areas. Sip a pumpkin drink and giggle with girlfriends while you wait 15 minutes, allowing the mask to absorb and do its natural enzymatic rejuvenation. Leftover? Save in fridge for at least 2 weeks or eat it up as a snack.
Pumpskin Spa Deep Hair Conditioner
2 tablespoons honey
½ cup pumpkin
You could do make this one at the party and it’s up to you if you want to do it with friends. I don’t see why not? Mix pumpkin and honey together and apply all over your hair, from roots to ends. Cover hair in a shower cap and leave on for 15 minutes or more. Rinse off in the shower. Voila, purified pumpkinified hair.
Let us know if you throw a super fun "pumpskin" spa party. Make the recipes and carve a pumpkin and do the spa treatments on your own. Or come up with your own! Pumpkin is so great for your skin, you have our permission to just slather the pumpkin goodness right on your face without mixing in anything else.