How to Enjoy Pumpkin Pie Calorie-Free this November

Nutmeg, cinnamon, butter…three ingredients that compliment a Thanksgiving favorite: pumpkin pie. But there are more ways than one to enjoy the creamy sweet dessert. Here, two ways to enjoy the seasonal ingredient. Did I mention that they are calorie-free?

Pumpkin Radiance Renewing Enzyme Mask from Elaa Skincare

Photo by Antonia DePace

Photo by Antonia DePace

Boy, oh boy have I found a winner here. Seriously, though. It’s been hard to keep it a secret. Elaa Skincare specializes in beautiful products made from raw ingredients that are rich in enzymes, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. All ingredients are organic, bio-dynamic and hand-made. I could list so many benefits from this company (did I mention that everything is filler-free?).

And thanks to owner Jill Stacey, giving thanks this year doesn’t have to be all about gorging calories. Perfect for Friendsgiving, the Pumpkin Radiance Renewing Enzyme Mask is made with aloe vera, raw pumpkin, wild manuka honey and so much more. According to the International Dermal Institute, pumpkins are packed with enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids—both of which help skin cell renewal for bright and smooth complexions. They also contain zinc (great for those with acne), fatty acids, and Vitamins A, C and E. Not only this, but the molecular structure of pumpkins allow for these ingredients to sink deeper into the skin, making the results that much better. So, instead of serving up a whopping pie pillowed with whipped cream, try switching it out for an after-dinner facial instead. Your skin, and waistline, will thank you.

100% All Natural Soy Wax Candle in Pumpkin Spice from Serenity Spa Shop

Photo by Antonia DePace

Photo by Antonia DePace

Pumpkin spice and everything nice, right? Now that the holiday season is right around the corner, I’m sure that all of you are looking for cozy accents to warm your home. And for those who live in an apartment without a fireplace (like me), candles are the perfect replacement.

Serenity Spa Shop just launched its new Serenity Beauty Line, and it is magical. And while I love all of the products I’ve tried from it (bath bombs and organic oils abound), the pumpkin spice candle just stands out. Maybe it’s because I have an affinity for candles, but there’s no harm in that. It’s also free of synthetic colors, and uses a mix of oils to create the spicy and aromatic scent. It’s like the perfect pumpkin spice latte—foam and all (Peep: use “beautlee20” for 20% off your purchase!)