By Mary N. DiZazzo

Feed your Face with Pumpkin!

Ciao bella,

It’s that time of the year again when it’s all about the Pumpkin. I’m sure you all had fun carving out those Halloween lanterns. This year the Frog Pond had us all carve a small pumpkin and place in the pond. What a sight to see ... hundreds of Jack O Lanterns, floating at sunset on our beloved Frog Pond!

Applied to your face did you know Pumpkin is great for it? It’s packed with vitamins and enzymes giving skin a radiant glow. As it sweeps away dead skin cells, skin is rejuvenated revealing a radiant complexion. Pumpkin also helps in lightening brown spots as well. Adding Brown Sugar is a strong exfoliant and moisturizer. What’s better than finding all these ingredients in your pantry?

Here are a few Make Your Own — Do It Yourself Pumpkin facial masks:

Mask 1) in a small bowl mix well together 2 1/2 tablespoons Pumpkin puree, 1 tablespoon raw or Manuka honey, & 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice. Apply with fi ngertips to a clean, dry face. Let absorb for 10-20 minutes. Wash off mask completely with a cool washcloth. Only use once or twice a week. Finish with your normal skincare routine.

Mask 2) this is an anti-aging, exfoliating mask. Combine in a small bowl 1/4 cup organic Pumpkin purée, 2 Tablespoons plain yogurt, & 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Apply with fingertips, let sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and continue with your daily skincare routine. Following this mask with a few drops of jojoba oil is also healing.

Mask 3) this is a powerhouse of a mask! Mixing the healing properties of raw honey and turmeric is a wonderful and natural exfoliant. Together mix 1/2 teaspoon raw/Manuka, 1 tablespoon of organic Pumpkin purée and 1 teaspoon turmeric.

Turmeric is staining so apply to face with a spatula. Leave on for 10-15 minutes.

Rinse well with cool water and pat dry. May stain washcloth. (This mask is not for sensitive skin, test on wrist before use.) So my Glamazons ... I hope these beauty tips will put you in the mood for the season.

Buona Giornata and God Bless the USA!

Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull

Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at Mary is a third-generation cosmetologist and a Massachusetts distributor of Kosmea brand rose hip oil products. She may be contacted at (978) 470-8183 or