written by Raulla S. Mitchell

Autumn is a wonderful time to talk long walks in the woods (with a pumpkin latte in hand?).  I get so excited about pumpkin lattes coming around again.  It’s a little thing that’s part of the seasonal transition.

Nature is changing and you can see and feel it all around you.  It feels good when you have to grab your jacket for the first time before heading out the door.  The leaves changing to yellows, burnt orange, dark red before they turn crispy brown on the grass is a sight to behold in my older neighborhood with mature trees and canopies painted by Mother Nature.

But when your skin takes a turn for the drier, it can feel a little scary.  Autumn DIY skincare to the rescue.  We have the perfect, non-scary, totally fun, simple, vitamin and antioxidant rich pumpkin face masque with 4 ingredients you’ll find in your kitchen:

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When your skin suddenly feels dry and older, ready to crack like the autumn leaves falling from the trees,  no worries.  Head to your kitchen for a quick, fun and simple pathway back to beautifully soft and radiant skin!

This one has pumpkin, of course, but why not when it’s so chock-full of vitamins and fab-for-your-skin nutrients!


  • 3 tablespoons mashed fresh pumpkin (chop pumpkin cubes without the rind, add to boiling water until mash-able – 10 min)
  • 1 tsp sweet olive oil
  • 1 tsp plain yoghurt
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Combine 4 ingredients and puree in blender.
  • Apply to face, neck and decollete while relaxing in your warm evening bath for 10-20 min.  Rinse off with warm water.

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Yoghurt very gently exfoliates dead surface skin cells.  Pumpkin, rich in beta carotene, and antioxidant vitamins A and C supports cellular regeneration.  Olive oil and honey are fab nutrient-rich natural moisturizers.

Do you have a fab autumn DIY spa treatment you’d love to share with us?  We’d love to hear it!  Happy autumn!



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