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10/28/2014 05:10 pm ET Updated Feb 03, 2015

Halloween Skin Care Treats That Are Anything But Spooky

By David Pollock for GalTime.com

During October, it's easy to get lost in childhood memories of Halloween. The costumes! The candy! The scary movies!

But when was the last time you really celebrated the holiday?

Here's an idea - have a "Mummy" Halloween party! After the kids hit the hay, ask your friends to come on over with their favorite scary movie, candy, or drink.

Before grabbing the popcorn and cuddling on the couch, spend some time in the kitchen brewing up Halloween skincare treats. The recipes below will transform dry skin...preventing you from feeling like a monster this season!

JACK-O-LANTERN PUMPKIN SUGAR FACE SCRUB
Did you know that you probably have one of the best natural skin healers and moisturizers sitting on your front porch? Pumpkin! It's chock full of good-for-your-skin vitamins.
Using a small bowl, have each person mix 1 cup of raw sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Add ¼ cup of pumpkin pie filling. Apply to face, rubbing for at least one minute, but not more than two. Rinse for a revived, clean complexion!

MONSTER PEEL-OFF MASK
Combine ½ cup of fruit juice with 1 packet of un-flavored gelatin in a small pan. Heat to dissolve the gelatin, then let the mixture cool until it is almost set. Apply to the face and neck, letting it dry completely before peeling off.

After you've all revealed your fresh new faces, why not put a beauty spell on your friends - toast the night to the "mummies" in your life, open a bag of candy, and enjoy a movie!
When the party is over, send your friends home with the bubble bath favor below. It's sure to be a Halloween hit!

"MUMMY TIME" BUBBLE BATH
First, get enough small plastic bottles for each guest from the craft store. Next, tear muslin, gauze, or cheesecloth into strips several inches long.

Dip the strips one at a time in modge podge or watered down school glue, then wrap the bottles to "mummify" them.

Use small white stickers to design "Mummy Time Bubble Bath" labels. Now you're ready to make the bubble bath:

Ingredients:
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup liquid castile soap (unscented)
  • 2 Tablespoons glycerin
  • A few drops frankincense essential oil
  • In a large bowl, slowly add the liquid castile soap, glycerin, and essential oil to water. Pour into the bottles and you're done! If your guest list is large, you may need to make multiple batches. It's a fun project, so why not get the kids to help?

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