In addition to being a seasonal flavor favorite, pumpkin is a surprisingly effective skincare ingredient! The same vitamins that make it a powerhouse in the kitchen are also great when applied directly to the skin; vitamin C fades dark spots and sun damage, and vitamin A improves collagen production. And its natural enzymes work as a gentle chemical exfoliant, encouraging cell turnover to reveal softer skin even after you stop scrubbing.
Giada's DIY Pumpkin Body Scrub
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt regular yogurt can be used but scrub will be thinner
- 1/4 cup kosher salt
- 1/2 cup turbinado sugar
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest from 2 lemons
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice from 1 lemon
- Just mix everything together until uniform and smooth!