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Autumn's Bounty Fall Facial Recipe

As the autumn air turns crisp and leaves dance in the wind, we tend to tuck up indoors and enjoy the cozy warmth. This shift into this lovely season is also an excellent time to treat your skin to all that the fall harvest has to offer. Apples, pumpkins, and sunflowers are staples in autumn décor, but did you know they’re also exceptionally nourishing for the skin?

 

Read on as I share one of my fall beauty recipes featuring autumn favorites: apple, pumpkin, and sunflower!

 

Apples, pumpkins, and sunflowers for gentle fall facial DIY beauty

 

In this DIY fall facial, we turn to the nourishing goodness of apples, pumpkins, and sunflowers. Each ingredient is packed with nutrients and will refresh your skin with a bit of gentle exfoliation. 

 

Apples are not only a delicious autumn treat; they also offer lots of beauty benefits! The applesauce in this recipe contains malic acid, making it great for gentle, astringent exfoliation. It's also soothing and nourishing for acne-prone and sensitive skin.

 

Apples for gentle fall facial DIY beauty

 

Pumpkin seeds are also amazing for nourishing the skin, thanks to their high levels of vitamin E and zinc, plus omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. Sunflower seeds are also packed with essential fatty acids and antioxidant vitamins, making them perfect for your autumn beauty recipes. The sunflower seed meal and pumpkin seed meal is perfectly suited for a gentle exfoliating scrub because of its high fat content and soft granules. 

 

Pumpkins and pumpkin seeds for gentle fall facial DIY beauty
 

Sunflowers and sunflower seeds for gentle fall facial DIY beauty

 

Gentle Fall Facial
 
Ingredients:
1 tablespoon sunflower seed meal and/or pumpkin seed meal*
1 tablespoon natural unsweetened applesauce
Directions:
Mix ingredients in a small bowl. Blend until a smooth paste is formed. Apply scrub to face, neck, and décolletage and gently massage into skin. Leave on for 10 minutes, then rinse and follow with your favorite natural face moisturizer.
*Note: To make your own sunflower or pumpkin seed meal, grind the hulled seeds in a clean coffee grinder until finely ground and almost powdery.
 

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