Friday, October 28, 2011

DIY: Pumpkin facial mask


Hello everyone!

Did you know that pumpkins are not just used for jack-o-lanterns and Thanksgiving pies?
Pumpkin makes an excellent facial mask ingredient, for all skin types; it’s incredibly rich in vital anti-oxidants and vitamins.  Pumpkin is high in vitamin A, vitamin C and Zinc.


So, here is a simple recipe for a nourishing, pumpkin facial mask:

Ingredients:

  •  ¼ cup of cooked or canned pumpkin 
  •   ½  teaspoons honey (moisturises the skin and provides antiseptic properties)
  •   ¼  teaspoons milk (moisturises and exfoliates)

Optional:

  • For very dry skin: Add ¼ teaspoon heavy whipping cream (moisturises and exfoliates).
  • For oily skin: Add a ¼ teaspoon of apple cider (astringent and regulates pH) or cranberry juice (high in antioxidants).

Method:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and use a hand blender to get the right consistency (purée)
  • Apply liberally to face and neck
  •  Leave for 15 – 20 minutes
  •  Rinse off with warm water
  •  Apply moisturiser



This pumpkin mask will gently exfoliate, nourish and moisturise your skin.

Tip:

I suggest using a head band to keep your hair off your face, while using a facial mask.


Happy Halloween!

XOXO
Euphrasie85

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