28 September 2015

Pumpkin Face Mask Recipe

This pumpkin face mask recipe naturally exfoliates and moisturizes your skin.

To celebrate fall, I've got 5 great pumpkin recipes to share with you this week.  Four of them have real pumpkin, and one is a pumpkin spice recipe.

We grew pumpkins last year, and I processed them and froze them to use in pies.  If you've never made a pie from homegrown pumpkins, then you don't know what you're missing!  Wow!  The pies I made were delicious, but one family can only eat so many in one year.

I decided to make some recipes with some of my homemade pumpkin puree.  You can certainly use store bought pumpkin puree, just be sure to get 100 percent pumpkin and not pie filling.

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Pumpkin has many skin benefits.  It's full of enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids, which help to smooth and brighten skin and increase cell turnover.

Pumpkin is also high in vitamins A and C to soothe your skin and boost collagen production.  The molecular structure of pumpkin puree is small enough to penetrate the skin when applied topically.

I also included honey because it's naturally antibacterial and moisturizing.  It pulls moisture from the air to your skin, so it's very moisturizing.

Milk hydrates your skin and helps your skin look better.  It gives you a natural glow and can help tighten your skin.

Cinnamon can help soften dead skin so it falls off, which can brighten your skin.  It also helps reduce signs of aging and fine lines.  It can be too abrasive and harsh for sensitive skin, so don't use it if you are prone to redness or have sensitive skin.

READ Honey Benefits for Skin and Hair




Mix all ingredients together and apply to your face.


Let it sit for 10 minutes before rinsing with cool water.

This pumpkin face mask recipe works best if your pores are open, so use it right after you shower.  

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