October 24, 2011

At-home Pumpkin Facial Mask

DIY At-Home Pumpkin Facial Mask - the next time you carve a pumpkin, reuse the gooey pumpkin insides to brighten skin
This Halloween season, make good use out of the pumpkins you carve. Use the gooey inside leftovers to make a DIY pumpkin mask.

Apparently, the good-for-you gourd is full of exfoliating enzymes that brighten skin. So, when you're carving your pumpkins this season, save the insides for more than just pie.

DIY Pumpkin Facial Mask:

DIY pumpkin facial
  • 2 teaspoons of pureed pumpkin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of honey, which not only seals in moisture, but prevents breakouts thanks to its antibacterial properties.
  • 1/4 teaspoon of heavy cream
  • 1 whole egg, whisked. The yolk adds nourishment while the white helps to tighten skin.
  • Optional: For an astringent effect for oily skin, mix in a splash of fall apple cider or cranberry juice.
It was definitely sticky and runny, but make sure you are lying down or gravity will pull the mask downward. Also, you might want to have a towel or rag around your shoulders like when getting your hair washed at a salon. After applying it to my face for 10-15 minutes and washing it off with warm water, my skin was smoother and glowing! Hopefully yours will be too :)

On the carving front, we did the big scary pumpkin eating the little pumpkin without a stencil and my uncle carved the headless horseman one. Whatcha think?


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