This Pumpkin Clay Face Mask recipe combines the soothing, anti-aging properties of pumpkin with the oil-absorbing benefits of bentonite clay. It is a delightful way to spoil your skin!
A few weeks ago, I shared a pumpkin face mask recipe with pumpkin puree, egg, and either honey or apple cider vinegar. This is a wonderful mask that I’ve used many times. I love the benefits that the pumpkin has for my skin, but I also enjoy using clay masks because they absorb the excess oil and help make my pores appear smaller. I decided to experiment to make a pumpkin clay mask to experience the best of both worlds.
Pumpkin is high in vitamin C to protect your skin from free radicals, which can help fight the signs of aging. Pumpkin is also high in copper, potassium, iron, magnesium, and manganese. These minerals are often found in high-end skin care products, but you can get all of their benefits just by using a pumpkin face mask. Pumpkin face masks help boost circulation and boost cell turnover rate for softer, smoother skin.
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PUMPKIN CLAY FACE MASK
I used bentonite clay for the Pumpkin Clay Face Mask because I have oily skin. You can use any type of clay in this recipe, depending on your skin type:
- Use pink clay for normal or dry skin.
- Use white clay for sensitive skin.
- Use green clay for oily skin.
- Use yellow clay for dry or sensitive skin.
I use pumpkin puree that I made from pumpkins from my garden. If you’ve ever made pumpkin puree, then you know that it’s a labor of love. I hate to waste it, so now I freeze some in ice cube trays so I have smaller quantities for masks. When frozen, remove the cubes from the tray and put in a freezer bag. You can also freeze canned pumpkin the same way so you don’t waste everything in the can.
- 1 tablespoon organic pumpkin puree
- 1 tablespoon clay of your choice (see above for options)
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
Mix the pumpkin puree, clay, and honey in a glass bowl. Do not use metal with clay, so use a wooden spoon and a glass bowl.
Wash your face with your favorite cleanser. Next, use your fingers to gently press the pumpkin clay face mask all over your face, avoiding the eye area. The mask will be thick.
Let the mask sit for 5-10 minutes. If you use bentonite clay, it will start to harden and become tight. This is normal.
Rinse your face well and pat dry.
You can use this pumpkin clay face mask recipe twice a week.
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