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Occu-pie my thoughts! DIY Maple Pumpkin Sugar Scrub

There’s no escaping pumpkin fever! Pumpkin spice Frosted Flakes, pumpkin pie Pop Tarts, and even pumpkin spice Oreos…

But pumpkin is also a great beauty product!

It’s packed with fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids, which increase cell turnover, to brighten and smooth the skin.

Size matters in skincare world!

The size of the molecule matters for skin penetration. The molecular structure of pumpkin is small so it can penetrate deep into the skin when used topically. On the other hand, the hype behind topical collagen is just that: hype. When applied topically, it’s not possible for collagen to penetrate the layers of the skin. However, Velya and Ehris are huge proponents of taking collagen internally.

But why should I exfoliate?

The average adult has approximately 21 square feet of skin, which weighs 9 pounds and contains more than 11 miles of blood vessels!

Every 30 days our skin gets a new layer of skin cells. However, in older skin (after around the age of 35!), cell production slows down and the cycle can take up to 60 days. Older skin cells remain on the surface for far longer, making the skin look tired, grey, dry, and rough.

A sugar scrub is a natural skin care treatment that is specifically created to exfoliate the skin. It sloughs off dead and damaged skin cells, unclogs pores, and increases blood circulation to the skin.

 

I’m going bananas! DIY Banana Face Mask

Wandering into your kitchen and putting a little fresh fruit on your face isn’t as crazy as it sounds! A banana is sometimes referred to as “Nature’s Botox.” When you hear about the other ingredients in this simply decadent mask, you’ll be tempted to eat the leftovers – and unlike chemical-filled masks, you can!

See how well you do on Grounded Goodwife’s skin care “fun facts” quiz!

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