29 September 2015

Pumpkin Foot Mask Recipe to Naturally Exfoliate

Naturally exfoliate your feet with this pumpkin foot mask recipe.

Pumpkin, pumpkin everywhere!  Yep, it's fall!

This is the second in a five day series of pumpkin recipes.  I used organic pumpkin puree from home grown pumpkins.





Making your own puree is a labor of love.  First you have to cut the pumpkin and bake it to soften it.  Then I ran it through my food mill to get the puree.  It takes several hours, so I usually only do it every other year.

This was from last year's harvest that had been frozen.  That's why it's a bright orange and not brownish like you'd normally buy in the store.

If you used storebought canned pumpkin, be sure that you use the 100 percent pure pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling.


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PUMPKIN FOOT MASK RECIPE


I'll spare you the photos of this scrub recipe in use because my feet are still very swollen from my bruised bone three weeks ago.  This morning I woke up and had ankles.  That was the first I'd seen them since the accident.  It didn't last long though.  My ankles now have half golf ball sized knots on each side.  Yuck!  Like I said, I'll spare you the photos.

Pumpkin puree is great for your skin!  It has alpha hydroxy acids that increase cell turnover, so it works to soften dead skin.  This means that if you have rough skin on your feet, it will work to exfoliate it without using a scrub.



If you have really thick calluses, this won't completely get rid of the dead skin, but it will take off the top layers.  You'll have to use this more than a few times to completely get rid of calluses.  I would use it once a week.

You might also need to use a foot file before you use this if you want more immediate results.  I recommend soaking your feet, drying them, and then using a foot file.  I also really like my Amope foot file.

Pumpkin is also high in vitamins A and C.  These vitamins soften the skin and can help make it smoother.  They also help boost collagen production for better looking skin.

Honey is naturally antibacterial and antifungal, so it keeps your feel clean and fresh.  It's also moisturizing and can help pull moisture from the air to your skin.

The egg helps bind it together, and it moisturizes your skin.

INGREDIENTS


STEP #1


Simply combine the three ingredients and massage on to your feet.

STEP #2


Wrap your foot with plastic wrap or an old towel and let sit for 15 minutes.

STEP #3


Rinse well and follow with your favorite lotion.  

You don't have to scrub your feet like you would with a sugar scrub.  The alpha hydroxy acids in the pumpkin do the work for you!  So put your feet up, read a book, and relax.  

If you want soft feet but don't want to DIY this pumpkin foot mask recipe, try the Baby Foot at home peel.  You can read my full Baby Foot review here, and I highly recommend it.  It's been a little over a year since I used it, and my feet still look amazing, but I do put a lotion on my feet every night.





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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.