Pretty as a pumpkin

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Pretty as a pumpkin

I thought I spied a ghoul this morning but yep, you guessed it – it was just my own reflection in the bathroom mirror. “Happy Halloween!”

Ten minutes later, a shake of my witch’s wand and I had transformed my face into less-ghostly glam (even if I do say so myself). How? With a pick of my favourite pumpkin products. Yes, really…

No, I haven’t gone mad…I really do love pumpkin. And you should too: not only does it have antioxidant, detoxifying and energising benefits, it also nourishes the skin. Pretty good eh?
So before you pooh-pooh my orange obsession, check out these not-so-spooky pumpkin picks…

Ilcsi Organic SkincarePumpkin & Orange Cream Gel Mask is a brightly-coloured beauty that blends pumpkin and capsicum to enliven the skin. It also firms and lifts. Bonus!

Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Peel takes your skin on a five-minute orange odyssey exfoliating and dissolving dead surface cells as it goes. The antioxidants and vitamin C boost skin, resulting in a radiant complexion. No more ghouls in the mirror.

Yes To Carrots C is Smooth Body Moisturising Lotion is a culinary collaboration of pumpkin, carrot juice, sweet potato and melon. It fights free radicals (would probably put up a good fight against any Halloween horrors you might encounter too) to protect skin and leave it feeling super soft and not at all scary.

A dab of Burt’s Bees Miracle Salve on hands (it contains pumpkin seed oil, which is packed full of protein, zinc and polyunsaturated fat to truly nourish dry hands) and you’re ready to face the world – without scaring it.

And to make certain you don’t end up looking like a greasy goblin come three o’clock, pop Crabtree & Evelyn Remedy Oil Control Gel in your handbag. With a clever combination of pumpkin seed, soybean extract, ceramide 3 and salicylic acid, it keeps so-not-sexy shine under wraps right throughout the day.

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