Sunday, October 8, 2017

Homemade Pumpkin Face Mask

Hello everyone!
Tis the season for pumpkin!
I have seen a few people posting about pumpkin face masks.
Instead of dropping some major cash I decided to make my own.

You will need:
1/2 a Cup of Pumpkin Puree
2 Tablespoons of Unsweetened Almond Milk
1 Teaspoon of Coconut Oil
2 Tablespoons of Raw Honey

Mix the ingredients together until smooth.
I like to melt my coconut oil in the microwave for a few seconds so the mask isn't clumpy.
Once the mixture is smooth, apply a thin layer to your face.
Leave on for ten to fifteen minutes.
Remove with warm water.
Pat face dry with towel.
Store any leftovers in an air tight container for up to two weeks.

This is a very simple recipe but it can do wonders for your skin.
Pumpkin is full of vitamins that remove dead skin cells which makes it great for dark spot removal.
Honey and coconut oil hydrate skin and have many anti bacterial properties that help prevent break outs.
If you are looking to add a bit more to your face mask her are a few suggestions.

Cinnamon: Cinnamon is also full of anti bacterial properties. Plus how good does a cinnamon pumpkin face mask sound? A word of caution it can irritate your skin. Try applying a water cinnamon mixture to your wrist and see if you have a negative reaction.

Coffee Grounds: Coffee Grounds have anti inflammatory properties that tighten the skin and make it smoother. It can also help reduce redness. Coffee is very course so be gentle when applying to your face. 

Sugar: Sugar is a wonderful exfoliate that moisturizes and smooths skin. Like coffee it is course so be gentle when applying.

Brown Sugar: Brown sugar has the same powerful qualities of regular sugar but isn't as course. It's a great options for those with more sensitive skin.

I used the original recipe and loved how hydrating it felt.
My skin felt so smooth one it was removed.
I stored the leftovers in my fridge and can't wait to add in different items for the remainder of fall.
What is your favorite homemade face mask?

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