4 Autumn-Inspired DIY Beauty Treatments

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Pumpkins

Autumn is my favorite season for many reasons: the cool weather, the changing leaves, and of course all of the awesome fall fashion.

But the best thing about fall (in my opinion) is all the great seasonal food. From pumpkin pie to apple cider, autumn tastes delicious and smells even better. That's why I found some inexpensive and all natural beauty treatments using some of this season's best ingredients.

So put on your favorite cozy pj's, munch on some candy corn, pop in a scary movie and check out these four beauty treatments inspired by autumn:

Pumpkin Face Mask

Pumpkins

Who would have known that the same gourds we use to make jack-o'-lanterns are amazing for your skin?

Pumpkins are chock full of Vitamin A -- which has skin healing properties -- plus antioxidant Vitamin C and Zinc. This mask is great for all skin types and will give your face a healthy glow.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon of milk

Directions:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Apply to a clean face in circular motions and make sure to avoid the eye area.
  3. Leave the mask on for 15- 20 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water.

Nutmeg & Cinnamon Face Mask

Cinnamon

These yummy spices not only smell amazing, but are naturally good for your skin. Nutmeg has anti-inflammatory properties and can actually help to reduce pore size and diminish acne spots and scars. Cinnamon acts natural exfoliant and antiseptic. When these spices are combined with honey, it creates a skin healing mask.

A word of caution though: Nutmeg can be harsh on skin -- especially sensitive skin -- so be sure to try the mask out on a small patch of skin before applying it all over.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg

Directions:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Apply to a clean face very gently in circular motions and be careful to avoid the eye area. Do not rub or scrub it in as it can easily cause irritation, especially if you have sensitive skin.
  3. Leave the mask on for up to 20 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water.

Sugar & Spice Body Scrub

Brown sugar

Mmm, the ingredients in this scrub sound good enough to eat! However you won't want to, because this scrub will leave your skin looking totally refreshed.

You already know how great cinnamon and pumpkin are for your skin, but when combined with brown sugar, a natural exfoliant, this scrub will leave your skin feeling smooth and refreshed.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Apply all over your body (concentrate on areas where your skin is driest), avoiding the face and scrub gently to exfoliate.
  3. Rinse off scrub with warm water and pat dry.

Cranberry Face Mask

Cranberries

Even though Thanksgiving is a little more than a month away, why not celebrate early with this lovely face mask?

Cranberries are naturally rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K and plenty of other antioxidants, which will keep your skin looking healthy and even decrease dark circles. This power-packed berry also acts as a natural toner, and when combined with moisture-rich honey and yogurt, creates a soothing mask.

Ingredients:

  • 6-7 crushed cranberries (fresh, not canned!)
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of plain yogurt

Directions:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Apply to a clean face in circular motions, avoiding the eye area.
  3. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes, then rinse it off gently with warm water.

Thoughts?

Are you going to try out any of these beauty treatments? Which one is your favorite? What is your favorite part of autumn? Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!