Anywho, I had some canned pumpkin sitting around and instead of cooking with it, like a normal person (remember, Elle Can't Cook) I decided to make a facial mask out of it! Pumpkin is high in vitamins A, C & zinc! And it is great at treating acne.
There's plenty of ways to make this customized to your skin type. If you have oily skin, add apple cider vinegar. If you have dry skin, add some cream or yogurt. If you want an exfoliant, add raw oatmeal or brown sugar. I made mine with a basic recipe I found on ehow.com:
Pumpkin Facial Mask Recipe
- 3 teaspoons canned pumpkins (you can use real, cooked pumpkin as well)
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
- 1/4 teaspoon milk (I used no fat, but whole is obviously better)
- smidge of nutmeg or cinnamon (for that authentic pumpkin pie smell!)
- Combine ingredients, apply to face, and leave on for 10-30 minutes before rinsing off.
- Resist urge to eat! ;)