October Kitchen Spa and Skincare Ritual: Sweet Almond and Pumpkin face scrub

Here’a a yummy face scrub that you can make right in your own kitchen!

CAUTION: This can be a little bit, okay a LOT messy!!

All you need is a small food processor or blender, a little bit of pumpkin flesh, and some almonds! The quantities needed are not exact. I would say just a little piece of the pumpkin flesh, but for those who need a bit of an idea, I’d say an ounce should be enough, and 2 or 3 pieces of almond!


Cut the pumpkin flesh into smallish chunks and add to the food processor, also add the almonds and then blend for about 30 seconds at a time. The pumpkin becomes a paste really easily, but  what we want is for the almonds not necessarily to become a smooth paste, but tiny enough for it to exfoliate your face without being harsh. About 3 or 4, 30 second bursts should do it and you should have something that looks kinda like this:

Pumpkin porridge on a background of funny Halloween pumpkin

Now you are ready to SPA!

How to use:
-Cleanse your face to get rid of any dirt and makeup.
-The scrub might be a little drippy, so you might want to do this over your sink. Using your fingertips, take a little bit of the scrub and apply to your face. Exfoliate from your forehead down to your cheeks and neck, using a gentle circular motion. You can leave the scrub on your skin to get to work for about 2 minutes and then rinse well with water and pat dry.
-Follow with a toner and moisturizer.

What are the benefits of this scrub you might be asking?

Almond bits: Help to physically take off the dead skin cells, dirt and makeup by gentle exfoliation.

Pumpkin: Contains nutrients and anti-oxidants which nourish the skin as well as fight the signs of aging.  It also contains enzymes and natural alpha hydroxy acids which also dissolve and gets rid of dead skin cells, getting rid of that dull hue to leave your skin glowing.

Hope you enjoy this spa ritual that really shouldn’t take more than 30 mins from preparation to treatment.


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