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Pie Face: Happy Thanksgiving, Canada + Pumpkin in an Eat-it-or-Wear it Way

Pumpkin for your face rather than your waist. And Happy Thanksgiving, Canada!
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Pumpkin Pie_courtesy Pillsbury

My family always celebrates Thanksgiving on the Sunday of our Thanksgiving weekend, so I had my bit of pumpkin pie yesterday.

Of course I longed for a piece for breakfast this morning. #thankGodIlefttherestofthepiewithmyparents. (Instead, I'll have a bit of Jenny Craig Pumpkin Spice Cake later with a cup of tea. It's not as good as pumpkin pie, but it'll do the trick.)

If you know me, you know I'm not a fan of dessert-related beauty items. But with all this thought of pumpkin pie, that famous line from Judy Blume's Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, "eat it or wear it," popped into my head and wouldn't leave. So here's a recipe for a pumpkin smoothing masque so your skin can benefit from its vitamins, antioxidants and gentle natural alpha hydroxy acids. Throw in pumpkin spice and whipped cream instead of yogurt if you want more of a pie face. *grin*

Better to wear pumpkin on your face (at least for 10 minutes) than around your waist (for who-knows-how-long), I say.

Happy Thanksgiving, Canada!

Pumpkin (and Yogurt) Facial Mask
2 tsps mashed or pureed pumpkin (fresh or canned, your choice)
1 tsp low-fat plain greek yogurt (optional for a lactic-acid boost)
1/2 tsp honey
Mix, slather on face, leave on for about 10 minutes.

If you're not-so-much a DIY girl, and you like dessert-esque scents, try the Bath & Bodyworks True Blue Spa Renewing Face Mask with Pumpkin. Did you know raw pumpkin had skin-smoothing properties?

A Maple Leaf in Paris photographed on the Champs Elysees

Pie photo courtesy of Pillsbury. Maple leaf photographed on the sidewalk along the Champs-Elysees in Paris.