Sun spots and age spots are one of the most annoying signs of aging. The perfect pampering ingredient? Pumpkin.
It brightens dull skin: Pumpkin is an excellent exfoliator. Its fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) slough off the dead skin that leads to a dull complexion, leaving you with a brighter, glowing complexion.
It fades sun spots: Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A, the anti-aging ingredient you’ll find in retinal products. That makes pumpkin perfect for a face mask to lighten age spots and even out skin tone.
It smooths fine lines: You’ll also get a dose of vitamin C and beta-carotene with pumpkin, both of which support collagen production to improve skin tone and texture.
Add a squeeze of lemon juice to lighten dark spots while yogurt exfoliates and promotes cell turnover.
To prepare a face mask with pumpkin you will need:
1 tablespoon canned pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon plain yogurt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in bowl and mix well.
Smooth mask onto clean, dry skin with your fingertips.
Relax for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.