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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.