Working the 9 to 5 job, handling business meetings, performing endless gigs or just going on with your grind is a part of almost every person’s life. Everyone is doing something, men and women both. However, in these endless days and nights of thoughtless efforts, somewhere you forgot to put in some effort for you and your skin. And we are here to remind you of that. Everybody deserves a little ‘me’ time once in a while, a little pampering, a little peace of mind.
Many people relate this to leisure activities that could empty their hard-earned money, but only a few know that you can do this very easily at home too. Everyday work and exposure to pollution and sun can cause your skin to look really dull and dry, even in your twenties. But fear not ladies, we have the perfect recipe for you to rescue your glow back.
Today we are here with the best at-home pumpkin facial recipe. Now you may be wondering why pumpkin? Halloween is long gone and there’s probably no use of pumpkin now. Well, my friend, you are sadly mistaken and have been missing out on a great deal for a long time in your life. But not anymore! The reason we selected pumpkin for the DIY mask is that pumpkins are amazing for your skin—they’re loaded with vitamins A, C, and E (all with the ability to fight wrinkles) plus lots of beta-carotene, zinc, potassium, and antioxidants, which can help eliminate redness.
This face mask recipe takes full benefit of the king of autumn produce. It’s refreshing and tingles just a little bit when you first apply it, and then leaves your complexion fresh and glowing. The mixture smells pretty darn good, too, and it’s entirely edible, so you know it’s really good for your skin. As an added bonus, the mask is incredibly easy to make, and you probably already have the things you need in your kitchen right now!
- 2 Tbsp organic canned pumpkin puree or a small pumpkin
- 1/2 tsp organic honey
- 1/2 tsp milk (you can substitute soy or almond)
- Begin with clean skin. Remove all your makeup and wash your face with your regular cleanser.
- Combine the pumpkin puree, honey, and milk in a small bowl and mix it well. If you are using a fresh pumpkin (or leftovers from an engraved jack-o-lantern), scrape the insides and remove all the seeds. Beat the gooey insides to obtain a creamy pulp and mix with honey and milk.
- Apply this mask using your fingers or a medium-sized makeup brush and be sure to avoid getting the mixture too close to the eyes. You can apply it to the neck and décolletage too, but for this, you’ll probably need to double the ingredients.
- Allow the mask to set on your face for about 20 minutes.
- Gently wash off the mask with a warm, damp washcloth
- Apply your regular moisturizer
Alternatively, if you feel like going a little extra mile with your pumpkin face mask you can follow the second recipe:
- 1 small slice of pumpkin
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon of organic honey
- A few drops of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
- Whether your pumpkin is all the leftover Halloween decor or fresh from the patch, start by chopping up a small slice and blend it in a food processor until smooth.
- Stay away from the canned stuff because all the nutrients will be gone
- Blend a half cup of your freshly made puree together with egg, honey, and the vinegar or lemon juice.
- You can use apple cider vinegar for detoxifying your skin and reducing any inflammation
- You can also use lemon for brightening skin and reducing excess oil.
- Apply your freshly made, fall-appropriate face mask to your clean skin, spreading it all over your face, neck, and chest thoroughly.
- Relax for 15 to 20 minutes, then wash off.
- Apply your regular moisturizer
So, ladies, these were the two basic pumpkin recipes that will work wonders for you! If you have been engaged in a lot of work lately, or not been able to take care of your skin properly, then we strongly recommend you use this recipe for your skin. If you have some free time you can always do this as a weekly activity. Just sit back, put on some good old music, relax and let the pumpkin do the work for you.