I’ve been using mostly edible products on my face for the past two years. From fruits to vegetables, from oils to sugars. This did not only improve the quality of my skin, but it saved me a lot of money too.
If you have any skin issues I would recommend to at least try natural and organic remedies before considering harsh chemicals or drugs.
I recently have been making a face mask out of pumpkin and I love it! I use pumpkin as a base and add additional ingredients based on what I feel my skin needs that day.
As you might now know, pumpkin is not just for eating. It can be part of a facial beauty routine. But why pumpkin? It turns out that pumpkin is amazing for the skin!
Pumpkin is rich in vitamins A, C and E. It contains antioxidants like beta-carotine which is found in other orange fruits and veggies too. Pumpkin is full of zinc and alpha hydroxy acids. This mixture of pure goodness helps collagen production, combats wrinkles and age spots. It will leave your skin brighter, softer and more supple. The flesh of the pumpkin is also able to gently exfoliate your skin for a more radiant complexion.
Making this wonderful face mask will be super easy, I promise you. So let’s get into it!
Making the pumpkin base
Made from fresh pumpkin – Making the face mask with a fresh pumpkin takes a little more work. The pumpkin needs to be cut open, the peel needs to be removed and the flesh cut up into little chunks.
For one face mask use a little less than two table spoons of pumpkin chunks. The rest you can save for dinner tonight.
To make a smooth puree out of the pumpkin it needs to be boiled or steamed. I steamed it for a couple of minutes, because its super easy and quick to do.
After steaming or boiling let the pumpkin cool down. Then add in additional ingredients and mix them up with a fork until it becomes a puree.
Made from canned pumpkin – Using pumpkin from a can doesn’t require using heat. Just scoop out about two table spoons from the can and mix it up together with other ingredients of your choice.
Normal skin: one tablespoon of coconut oil, oatmeal or soy yogurt
Dry skin: one tablespoon of avocado, coconut oil or banana
Oily skin: one to two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar, turmeric or green tea
Exfoliation: half teaspoon of brown sugar
Mix all your desired ingredients together and gently apply them to you face avoiding the eye area and lips. Don’t forget to cover your neck too. Leave it on for up to 20 minutes. Then rinse the mask off with warm water. Moisturize your skin after.
Every time I eat pumpkin I also make a face mask out of it. So I thought why not share it with you guys. I hope you liked it! Share this with your friends and family and if you try it out, let me know how it went. Thanks for reading.
Lots of love,
Credits: Gif Pumpkin Microkit by Hyraea on Deviant art (thumbnail)