DIY PUMPKIN FACE MASK
With winter among us, some of my favorite things to do include but are not limited to: Netflix and no chill, sip hot cocoa, AND Do-It-Yourself face masks. This Pumpkin & Apple Cider Vinegar mask FTW (for the win)!
DIY Pumpkin Face Mask:
What you need:
1/4 c. pumpkin puree
1 tsp raw honey
Step 1– Whisk together 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree and one egg. *The yolk adds nourishment while the white provides a little tightening effect*
Step 2– Add a 1 teaspoon of raw honey *or 2 if you find your skin is extra dry* , which seals in the moisture, but also prevents breakouts.
Step 3– Add a sprinkle of cinnamon. This natural antiseptic is super healing for a number of skin conditions — from acne to eczema!
Step 4 – Apply all over your face, relax for 15-20 mins, then rinse it off.
Benefits of putting this pumpkin goo on your face you ask? Pumpkin is packed with powerful enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) which increase cell turnover. In other words…it helps to brighten and smooth the skin. The enzymes in pumpkin help to dissolve dry skin, and the zinc helps control oil production. Pumpkin also contains antioxidant Vitamin A and Vitamin C to help soften and soothe skin, while also boosting collagen production to prevent the signs of aging. It’s win-win-win-win if you ask me.
Why Honey? Well, raw honey is super beneficial to your skin! Honey is antibacterial in nature so it works really well for those who are acne prone. Honey is also full of antioxidants and does a great job of moisturizing the skin. I actually LOVE this honey moisturizer.
By the way — have you gone to Trader Joe’s yet this season?! Their Pumpkin food selection is like out of control if you’re a pumpkin freak like me!