It's pumpkin season, and don't be frightened to dig in!

As fall rolls in, the parade of pumpkin everything follows.  From jack-o-lanterns and lattes to pies and bread - Pumpkin is everywhere!  It turns out that pumpkin is loaded with  important nutrients for your skin and nails!  This news couldn’t come at a better time as when the temperature and humidity drops, our hands and nails tend to become dry and cracked.  Over the next few weeks as you are carving and dipping your hands into pumpkin, consider this quick and simple recipe for an anti-aging, hand and nail mask packed with antioxidants that will leave your skin exfoliated, smooth and moisturized:


1/4 Cup Pumpkin Puree  -  packed with antioxidants beta-carotene, vitamins A, C, and E

1/4 Brown sugar  - natural exfoliator

1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive oil  - rich in Vitamin E and Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Omega-3, Omega-6, Oleic Acid

 Mix these ingredients in a bowl, and massage on your hands for a couple of minutes.  Rinse with warm water and pat dry. 


 A few facts about pumpkin:

 -       Antioxidants ward off free-radical damage that can result in skin aging

-       Vitamin A smooth’s skin tone, and boost collagen

-       Vitamin C combats photodamage, and boosts collagen

-       Vitamin E protects against free radicals