3 Seriously Sweet Fall and Winter Facial Ideas

The time is always right to care for your skin, but the cooler months are optimal for a soothing and moisturizing facial.

Try out these cold-season facials with some of the season’s most comforting ingredients.

All Things Pumpkin

Halloween may be over, but the pumpkin frenzy certainly should not be! Pumpkin is an excellent source of zinc and vitamin A and C which brightens your skin cells and helps with cellular repair. Put the all-natural beauty remedy on your face.

Ready. Set. Beautify.

Ingredients: 1 pumpkin slice, 1 teaspoon honey

Preparation: Peel and seed a slice of pumpkin. Cook it in 2 cups of water until soft, then mash it and add 1 teaspoon of honey.

Application: Put the mixture inside clean gauze, then place over your eyes and relax for 20 minutes.

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Spice and Everything Nice

If you have stressed-out skin (and with the holidays coming you won’t be alone), a calming mixture of nutmeg, cinnamon and honey will do wonders. Nutmeg and honey are natural anti-inflammatories which can reduce swelling and redness on your skin. The cinnamon component exfoliates when your rinse the mask off.

Ready. Set. Beautify.

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of nutmeg

Preparation: Mix honey, cinnamon and nutmeg together until the consistency is like a thick paste.

Application: Apply the mask to your face and let it sit for 30 minutes. Wash it off with warm water, scrubbing softly in circular motion for exfoliation.

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Dessert for Your Skin

The subtle smell of vanilla can warm you on a cool day. The soothing aroma of vanilla can reduce stress and relax your mind while the powerful antioxidants in the essential oil work their magic. Vanilla may have one up on chocolate.

Ready. Set. Beautify. 

Ingredients: 1/2 Teaspoon Almond extract, 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla extract, 1 Tablespoon plain yogurt, 1/2 Teaspoon honey, 1/2 Teaspoon sugar

Preparation: Thoroughly mix all ingredients into a bowl and apply to your face.

Application: Leave mask on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

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Before you get too excited to try these seasonal facials, make a small portion and apply it to a small section of your arm. You never know how your skin will respond to something and you wouldn’t want to take the risk all over your face.

Have you ever tried a DIY facial? Which one of these cold-season facials appeals to you the most?

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