16 August 2017

Pumpkin Oatmeal Face Mask Recipe

This is our last week of summer vacation, so we are enjoying every minute.  We've had quite a packed summer with our trips to Kings Island and Kalahari, the drive in movie theater, movie nights at home, swimming, going to the lake, and more.  Last weekend, we made homemade ice cream to cross another item off of our summer bucket list.  The only thing we have left to do from our list is to make tie dye shirts, so hopefully that will get done this week.  

With the start of school and fall comes pumpkin season.  Even if you aren't a fan of pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin everything, your skin can still benefit from this amazing fruit.  I used pureed pumpkin that I had frozen from my garden last year.  You can use organic pureed pumpkin from the store, but your mask will look darker. 


Pumpkin Oatmeal Face Mask Recipe

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Pumpkin has a lot of benefits for your skin, including:
  • Pumpkin puree has alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) and fruit enzymes that boost cellular turnover for smoother, brighter skin.
  • Pumpkin is high in vitamins A an C to soften the skin, boost collagen production, and soothe skin.  These vitamins are also said to help prevent signs of aging.
  • Pumpkin molecules are small, so they penetrate the skin deeper than other products.  This can help create a brighter complexion and improve fine lines.  


Ingredients

Directions


You can buy ground oats or make your own.  I used a blender to grind about a cup of oatmeal so I'll have it leftover for several other recipes.  

Simply combine the three ingredients and mix.  

Spread on your face.  This can get messy, so definitely wear an old shirt or cover yourself with a towel.  You'll want to press the pumpkin face mask on your skin so it won't fall off.  It will be thick.  

Since it has ground oats in it, you can scrub your face first and then leave it on to work its magic.

Let the mask sit for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing.

pumpkin oatmeal face mask

I washed my face after I used it because the oil was just too much for my skin.  If you have dry skin, you may not have to wash your face after using the mask.  I followed with the rest of my skin care routine.

Discard leftovers.

If you like this pumpkin oatmeal face mask recipe, then you'll love these recipes:
Pumpkin Foot Scrub Recipe
Pumpkin Peel for Oily Skin
Pumpkin Body Scrub




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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.