Lemon & Pumpkin DIY Facial Mask

Pumpkin is something most of us only think about when it comes to pies and holiday celebrations. But, pumpkin, like lemon, is full of skin-loving nutrients and compounds that you can use to create a rich facial mask.

The Ingredients


  • An antibacterial agent and natural cleanser;
  • Helps to limit excess oil production;
  • high vitamin C content gives your skin antioxidant protection against free radical damage.


  • Packed with natural fruit enzymes and alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs);
  • Contains antioxidants like Vitamin A and C to help deal with damage from free radicals.


  • An antibacterial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory agent;
  • Many natural healing properties;
  • Helps to moisturize skin.

Oat flour

  • Can help to moisturize your skin and keep it feeling soft;
  • May help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scarring from acne;
  • Can also help soothe extra dry skin, or itching from bug bites and poison ivy.


  • Yogurt helps to hydrate and moisturize skin;
  • Contains protein.

The Recipe

2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon yogurt
1 tablespoon raw honey
1 teaspoon oat flour
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

  • Measure all the ingredients into a small bowl, and mix well with a fork.
  • Cleanse your face as you usually would, and pat dry.
  • Use your fingers or a soft brush to apply the mask to your face with a gentle circular motion.
  • Let it remain on your face for up to 20 minutes, until it begins to dry.
  • Rinse off with lukewarm water, and make sure to remove any excess mask.
  • Moisturize as you usually would.


  • Use once or twice a week.
  • You can store the mixture in the fridge, in a covered container, for up to 7 days.

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