Since there is such an abundance of pumpkins at this time of year, the options are endless for what you can do with them! You would usually expect to find pumpkin in baking and coffee, but pumpkin also has many topical benefits as well! They are really high in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and zinc, and when applied to the skin they give you a really healthy glow and really help to fight against acne. It is also a really good moisturizer, which is really beneficial for the fall, especially since the weather has changed a lot in the past few weeks.
enjoy! 😉 xo
This pumpkin mask is packed FULL of good things for your skin! Not only does it include all the benefits of pumpkin, but the Vitamin E oil adds extra nutrients, and the honey is so moisturizing and is naturally antibacterial. Also, if you are suffering with acne honey really helps because of it antioxidant properties.
What you will need:
1 Tablespoon Canned Pumpkin
1 Teaspoon Honey
1 Teaspoon Vitamin E oil (I found a little bottle of Vitamin E oil at Walmart near all the vitamins)
1/3 Teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar (Helps reduce acne, and is an optional ingredient)
You can also add a pinch of nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and allspice to your mask to make it smell like pumpkin pie 🙂
*Warning!!* Do not add cinnamon to your mask! It will burn your face and leave very red!! (haha I had to learn this the hard way)
Mix all the ingredients very well together in a small dish. Apply to your skin evenly and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and a cleanser and follow up with a light moisturizer. Store in the fridge.
I hope you all liked this festive post! Let me know in the comments if you like these DIY beauty posts!