Fall is in full swing, despite this little heat wave we’ve been having, and it will soon be time for all of the best fall traditions and holidays including Halloween and Thanksgiving. I love that this time of year is often associated with the produce that’s currently in season, from pumpkins to cranberries and everything in between. I always try to embrace the freshest produce and incorporate in season fruits and veggies into both my diet and my skincare routine. The colors of fall produce include bright oranges and deep reds, which typically signal their high concentration of beta-carotene, which is an antioxidant that aids your body in generating new skin cells. The beauty of these natural wonders and all they can do for the health of your skin should be embraced during this gorgeous transitional season. That’s why I’ve come up with 3 different Do-It-Yourself recipes to help you utilize fresh and seasonal produce. As I like to say: when life gives you pumpkins, make Pumpkin Spice Latte Face Scrub!
This deliciously scented face scrub helps to gently exfoliate your skin while giving you the experience of a pumpkin spice latte minus all the calories and caffeine of unhealthy coffee shop versions. The combination of ground coffee and brown sugar are amazing for removing dead skin cells. Meanwhile, the star ingredient in this recipe, pumpkin seed oil, is amazing for both brightening the skin while also adding a healthy dose of moisture.
This mask is great for all skin types as it has a little something to address everyone’s skin concerns. Raw Honey is anti-bacterial and is amazing for helping to clear acne, as well as to add moisture to the skin. Yams are high in beta-carotene, which as I mentioned is a key nutrient for cellular regeneration. As many of you know, I’m a huge proponent of utilizing Vitamin C for all of it’s brightening, complexion-boosting benefits. The addition of the Vitamin C Powder and the Raw Cranberry Juice ensure that your skin gets a healthy dose of the vitamin, which is required to produce the amino acids that help to boost the production of collagen within your body.
As I’ve mentioned in the past, there’s nothing worse than dry, flaky lips. Sometimes the delicate lip tissue craves something a bit more healing and moisturizing than a lip balm alone. That’s when I like to whip up a quick batch of my Pumpkin Lip Mask to revitalize rough lips. Because pumpkin helps to promote cell turnover, this nourishing ingredient helps to gently shed the dead skin cells from your lips that are causing flakiness. Meanwhile the honey is super soothing and adds moisture to your lips. Finishing with the Cecilia Wong Skincare Lip Healer locks in the hydration, ensuring that your lips stay nourished and moisturized.
Have you been enjoying seasonal produce this autumn? Did you know that you can use pumpkins, cranberries, and yams to achieve bright, glowing skin and lips? Let me know if you try out my DIY recipes and how they keep you looking and feeling amazing during this fall season!
Thank you so much for reading and so generously sharing! It’s always great sharing these amazing tips with you all!
With all my love, Cecilia