It's fall and you know what that means: pumpkin spice everything!
But before there was pumpkin spice latte mania, we knew how good pumpkin and vanilla were... for your skin!
Below we're sharing the many reasons we love vanilla and pumpkin for more than our palettes. Plus, we're sharing a scary good (and healthy) vanilla pumpkin spice smoothie recipe.
The Skin Benefits of Pumpkin and Vanilla
These natural skin care ingredients contain an abundance of nutrients and tried and true elements that are good for your skin and body! Vanilla and pumpkin are more than delicious: they’re skincare super-foods that are great for your skin and body!
Pumpkins are not just great for carving, smashing and turning into carriages they’re chocked full of beneficial ingredients to maintain glowing, beautiful skin!
- Pumpkin meal is rich in vitamin A, bringing a soothing feel and softer look to dried out skin.
- Pumpkins are loaded with Vitamin C.
- Pumpkins contain beta carotene which helps to improve skin texture.
- Pumpkins contain zinc, which can help decrease the appearance of oil.
- Pumpkins are rich in Vitamin E, a natural antioxidant that helps to moisturize the skin.
There’s a reason that vanilla is used in so many coffees as a flavor additive, it’s loaded with B vitamins! These vitamins help to maintain energy levels and beautiful skin, making vanilla a perfect complement to any concoction.
Pumpkin Skin Care and Pumpkin Face Mask
So how do you get your dose of pumpkin care? Use a pumpkin face mask!
At-home, incorporate a pumpkin face mask, like our FUSION Pumpkinfina Multivitamin Mask.
This face masks combines pumpkin, vanilla, and the following skin-loving ingredients that will spice up your skin care routine:
- Shea Butter
- Jojoba Seed Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Diatomaceous Earth
- Kaolin Clay
- Carrot Seed Oil
- Oat Bran Extract
- Orange Water
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Chamomile Extract
- Vitamins E and C
When visiting the spa, ask for a Repêchage Vanillafina FUSION Facial. This facial treatment combines the best of the land with the best of the sea, taking vanilla and pumpkin extracts along with our Laminaria seaweed complex, delivering the benefits of vanilla and pumpkin to your skin in a facial that is beneficial for all ages.
Healthy Pumpkin Recipe: Vanilla-Pumpkin Banana Smoothie
How to get a healthy fix of pumpkin for your insides? Halloween Oreos, of course, with pumpkin cream filling! Just kidding.
A more nutritious option is a healthy vanilla-pumpkin banana smoothie. This smoothie blends the nutritional powerhouses of pumpkin and vanilla for a seasonal delight that will be sure to have you searching for seconds!
- 2 tablespoons canned pure pumpkin
- 5 tablespoons milk (low-fat milk optional)
- 2 tablespoons plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon honey
- 1 banana, frozen
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ cup ice
*Put all ingredients into a blender and let it whip for 30-60 seconds or until fully smooth.
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