pumpkin face mask
Skin Renewing pumpkin face mask
Pumpkin this and pumpkin that. I feel like pumpkin spice is a highly divisive topic this time of year. You have either eaten your fill, or you have successfully kept your distance (like Mr. Hobbies So Fancy~ he wouldn’t touch it with a ten-foot pole!). Except for the one time that he ate a vegan pumpkin muffin for breakfast out of complete desperation….or was it near starvation?? Anyhow, he ate one, I saw it with my own two eyes. He wishes I hadn’t. He claims he despises the stuff. Love it? Don’t care for it? Don’t care? Wherever you stand, you will like this: pumpkin is high in vitamin C and packed with antioxidants. This is also true when used externally! Enter: my pumpkin face mask. This mask will renew your complexion from dull to bright, instantly!
Why add these ingredients to your pumpkin face mask (substitute options)
Pumpkin puree~ pumpkin is jam-packed with vitamins, antioxidants, beta-carotene and vitamins C & A (all excellently beneficial for your face!)
Raw honey~ antibacterial, chocked full of antioxidants, clarifying and soothing (omit if you don’t have)
Clay~ promotes circulation, absorbs impurities (detox) and exfoliates (omit if you don’t have, or add baking soda if you don’t have sensitive skin)
Jojoba Oil~vitamin E, fatty acids and super moisturizing without feeling oily (Sub vitamin E, avocado oil, coconut oil or almond oil)
Turmeric~ antioxidants that fight free radicals, brightening, clarifying and soothing (omit if you don’t have it)
vitamin C powder~ skin brightening, fades dark spots and improves elasticity (Sub lemon juice)
Does anyone else think it’s hilarious that most of us are totally over Fall time treats and it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet? Retailers go way overboard for Halloween and Christmas, but Thanksgiving seems forgotten. It’s sad really. I personally love Thanksgiving. I hold so many precious memories of my Mother and my Grandmothers in the kitchen and all of the traditions they passed down. The smells, the food, the company! It is a special thing that we are so fortunate that an entire day has safely been set aside to reflect upon true Thankfulness! I know it is super cheesy, but shouldn’t everyday be Thanksgiving? Without all the dishes, of course!
No more pumpkin bread, muffins, lattes and whatever other pumpkin creations you have dabbled in. Put the pumpkin down! Take a break. (Pick it up again for pumpkin pie though, obviously!)
If you happen to have any extra pumpkin puree still lying around, use it to make this pumpkin face mask! Your skin will thank you. Your friends might even notice. This mask is perfect for a girl’s night in. I think you men will benefit from it too! Enjoy!
|Prep Time:||5 min|
|Total Time:||5 min|
* 1 teaspoon honey (preferably Raw honey)
* 1/2 teaspoon clay (kaolin clay, bentonite or green)
* 1/2 teaspoon jojoba oil (or oil of your choosing)
* 1/2teaspoon turmeric powder
* a squeeze of a fresh lemon or pinch of vitamin C powder