Summer is ending, and the only consolation I have is that it’s almost pumpkin season.
The pumpkins in my garden are looking good this year. I can’t wait to turn them into pies and desserts, but I always freeze some pureed pumpkin to make face masks.
If you don’t grow your own pumpkins, you can use canned pumpkin puree, but I do suggest buying organic pumpkin.
My pumpkin is bright orange because it’s home grown. Store bought pumpkin will most likely be brownish orange and not as bright, but it will still work the same.
Pumpkin is a wonderful ingredient for DIY skin care. It’s high in vitamin C to protect your skin from free radicals, which means that it can help prevent wrinkles and fine lines.
It is also high in magnesium, manganese, iron, copper, and potassium for healthy skin. The zinc in pumpkins helps maintain collagen production and promotes cell turnover for healthier looking skin.
The B vitamins in pumpkin help improve circulation in your skin, and niacin can help treat acne. The folate in pumpkin also improves circulation, which aids in skin cell renewal for healthier looking skin.
Carotenoids, which give pumpkin its bright orange color, can help protect your skin from UV damage and improve the texture of your skin.
With all of these skin benefits, it’s easy to see why I love pumpkin face masks so much.
Today, I’ll share my favorite recipe and teach you how to customize it for your own skin type.
This mask also uses one egg. The egg yolk helps nourish the skin, and the egg white helps tighten skin.
If you have dry or normal skin, add raw honey. Honey acts as a humectant, meaning it pulls and traps moisture against your skin.
For oily skin, you can use the honey, but you’ll get more benefit if you add apple cider vinegar to restore the pH balance.
PUMPKIN FACE MASK RECIPE
- ¼ cup organic pumpkin puree
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons raw honey for dry for normal skin
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar for oily skin
- This pumpkin face mask recipe is easy to make. Simply mix the pumpkin puree and the egg until well blended. If you have dry or normal skin, add the honey. For oily skin, add apple cider vinegar.
- Wash your face, then spread the mask all over your face, avoiding the eye area. Let sit for 15-20 minutes before rinsing. I follow with my daily moisturizer.
- This mask is quite messy because it’s thin, so I always wear an old shirt when I use it.
- This mask makes quite a bit due to the egg. Unfortunately, you can’t store leftovers to use later, so invite a friend over to share it or use the leftover on your hands or feet.
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