Beauty hacks: Pumpkin remains as a miracle weapon for skin and hair

It's pumpkin season: it's not just the cosmetics industry that relies on vegetables, DIY products can also be made in your own kitchen.

In autumn, many look forward to warm pumpkin soup, you can see the orange plants as decorations everywhere. But pumpkin is not only a tasty food, it is also a real beauty miracle weapon. Vegetables are rich in vitamins and minerals and are becoming increasingly popular in the cosmetics industry.

Pumpkin is packed with vitamins

What is good for the body from the inside also works from the outside: The popular cucurbits contain vitamins A and C, as well as a lot of antioxidants and beta-carotene as well as vitamin B3, omega-3 fatty acids and ceramides. These substances stimulate the skin's cell protection and strengthen the skin barrier. In addition, pumpkins contain alpha hydroxy acids, which counteract sun-induced pigmentation, and zinc, which has an anti-inflammatory effect. The pumpkin is a real beauty all-rounder for skin and hair.

Radiant facial skin from pumpkin

For a simple face mask for all skin types, mix 200 grams of pureed pumpkin with two tablespoons of brown sugar, one tablespoon of honey and 100 grams of natural yogurt. Sugar and yogurt have a peeling effect, honey acts as a humectant. Apply the mask to the face, let it work for about ten minutes and clean it with lukewarm water.

Dry skin needs special care: For a moisturizing mask, mix 50 grams of pumpkin puree with a teaspoon of olive oil, a teaspoon of honey and an egg until you get a smooth mass. The finished mask can be left on the face for about 20 minutes. Oily skin can also benefit from pumpkin: replace olive oil and honey with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.

Luxurious head of hair thanks to the pumpkin mask

Not only does the skin benefit from the good ingredients of the pumpkin, hair also loves the vegetables. The DIY mask made from 200 grams of pureed pumpkin mixed with 100 grams of natural yoghurt and a tablespoon of honey can compete with hair masks on the market. Massage into the length of the hair and scalp for about 30 minutes before shampooing, wrap in a towel, then wash off normally.

Soft skin all over the body

For a moisturizing body butter that makes the skin baby soft, mix the same amount of pumpkin puree and coconut oil in a bowl in the shower, massage into the entire body and shower off.

Feet and hands can also be cared for with pumpkin: For an autumn pedicure, mix 100 grams of pumpkin, an egg and a teaspoon of honey and massage the feet with the paste. For a particularly effective result, wrap your feet in old socks or cling film – leave on for about 15 minutes, then wash off. For a hand mask, replace the egg with almond or olive oil and rub between your hands.

A pumpkin peeling for the feet helps against dryness and excess callus: Mix around 100 grams of pumpkin with two tablespoons of olive oil and add enough salt to make a paste. Massage the feet with the paste in the shower or tub and wash off.