Since Halloween is here it’s time to carve pumpkins into awesome jack o’ lanterns! Whether your jack o’ lantern is cool, creepy, spooky, or sassy, don’t toss out your pumpkin’s insides without putting them to good use too. These fall favorite fruits are full of vitamins and antioxidants so why not turn some of yours into this nourishing DIY Pumpkin Face Mask.
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Pumpkin is rich in Vitamin A, C, and E, which helps to soften the appearance of sun damage and wrinkles. It’s also rich in beta-carotene which soothes and calms skin. The fruit enzymes in pumpkin help exfoliate dead skin cells. The added ingredients in this DIY Pumpkin Face Mask, milk and honey, are also excellent for the skin. Milk is both cleansing and moisturizing. Honey is also hydrating, has anti-bacterial properties, and softens the skin.
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DIY Pumpkin Face Mask Ingredients:
- 1 C. Pumpkin guts (fibrous strands and wall scrapings)
- 1 tsp. Honey
- ½ Tbsp. Milk
- Scoop pumpkin strands and scrapings into a measuring cup taking care to remove any stray seeds.
- Pour pumpkin insides into a NutriBullet or blender.
- Add milk and honey to the pumpkin.
- Pulse for about 10 to 15 seconds until blended together without over-processing.
- Pat onto a clean face and neck if desired.
- Keep on for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Wash off with warm water. Spritz with rosewater for a nice refreshed feeling.
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This DIY Pumpkin Face Mask is quick and easy to make especially when you’re already carving a Halloween jack o’ lantern. After you’re done with the pumpkin carving festivities, take a break for yourself and whip up this simple, but oh-so soothing DIY Pumpkin Face Mask. Treat Yourself today!
Have you ever made a face mask out of pumpkin insides? Have you used pumpkin “guts” for any other DIY beauty treatment? Please share in the comments.
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