DIY: Hydrating and Smoothing Pumpkin Face Mask

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Face masks are my favorite part of skin care. Something about having some crazy looking gunk on my face makes me feel girly and glamorous(weird right?). It’s just fun. Store bought face masks can often be expensive so sometimes I like to try and make my own. During the Fall I really enjoy this DIY pumpkin face mask.


You will need
1 cup organic pumpkin puree from a can
2tbs oatmeal
1tbs raw honey
1tbs plain greek yogurt

 

 

Why these ingredients?
Pumpkin is rich in vitamins and is very nourishing for the skin. Pumpkin contains beta carotene which has been said to reverse sun damage and alpha carotene has been said to slow the aging process. This makes pumpkin a perfect ingredient for a face mask. Oatmeal is a household pantry staple that has also been known to have great benefits for your skin. Oatmeal contains many amino acids. Your face can absorb the amino acids in the oatmeal which will help rebuild tissue and promote healing. This makes oatmeal great for those who have scarring or sun damaged skin. Oatmeal can also help your skin retain moisture when used with moisturizing ingredients. Greek yogurt contains lactose enzymes that that dissolves dirt and nourishes your skin. Honey is antibacterial so is great for acne treatment and prevention. Honey is also very moisturizing. It is a great ingredient to add to any mask if you are looking for a little extra glow.  All these ingredients together create a mask that cleanses the skin, adds moisture and elasticity to the skin, and prevents acne and aging. I would say those are things we could all benefit from!

 

 

Directions
1. Place the raw honey in the microwave for 10 second increments until melted down.
2. Once honey is melted whisk together all the ingredients in a small bowl .
3. Apply the mixture to your cleansed face using your clean fingers tips
4. Let the masks set for 15 to 20 minutes
5. Gently wash off the mask with a damp washcloth and follow with your moisturizer of choice
6. Store any leftover mask you have in an airtight container for up to 10 days.

 

 

I love to soak in the tub while wearing the mask for an all out pampering session. Once I remove the mask my skin instantly feels smoother and looks plumper. This has been a go to for me this fall that I wanted to share it with you all since I have been enjoying it so much!

 

 

 

Do you have any DIY face masks you like to use?
If so what are they?
Let me know if you try this one out and what you think!

 

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