Homemade Pumpkin Mask

Homemade Pumpkin Mask
Author:
Jenni from Jenni Rain Cloud
Serves:Makes 1 application
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon cooked pumpkin, (Canned like THIS will work, too!)
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey (Find it HERE)
  • optional: 1 teaspoon Vitamin E (Find quality, non-GMO, natural Vitamin E soft gel capsules HERE)
**If you are acne prone or excessively oily, below is a better recipe for you**
Instructions
  1. Mix and mash all ingredients together and apply to skin.
  2. Leave on skin for 15 minutes.
  3. Rinse with cool water and cleanser.
Yep, it’s orange!  Don’t worry, it won’t dye your skin!
Make a big batch of  Homemade Pumpkin Masks at one time and freeze for future use!

If you’re like me and you HATE to waste and don’t bake pies, use the whole can or pumpkin for future masks! I used a 15 ounce can of organic pumpkin puree and 3/4 cup of raw honey. I opted to not add my Vitamin E until I thaw my cube, mainly because I wanted to keep the Vitamin E as fresh as possible. Add to an ice cube tray and freeze. Each cube is one application! Store in freezer for up to 3 months!

Pumpkin has so many benefits.  It’s not just for Halloween or yummy pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving.  This amazing fruit is full of goodness for your skin.  Pumpkin contains enzymes that help to dissolve dry skin cells.  It contains vitamin A, alpha and beta-carotenes, vitamins C, K, and E, and minerals, including magnesium, potassium, and iron.  As you can see, it’s full of goodness.  Pumpkin is great for acne skin.  Pumpkins contain zinc.  Zinc will help control the hormone level and oil production, as well as assist with healing of the skin.  It combats inflammation, reduces pore size, controls excess oil and prevents the appearance of pimples, blackheads and blemishes.  Pumpkin is perfect for damaged skin as well.  It is full of Vitamin C and K which help fade sun spots and age spots.  It is a potent antioxidant-you know, those little skin soldiers I talk about constantly that combat age accelerating free radicals!   The molecular structure of pumpkin is small and can penetrate deeper into the skin when used topically. It works amazingly well for treating a dull complexion, aging skin and pigmentation.

Raw Honey is crazy good for your skin!  Honey is naturally antibacterial.  It works well for people suffering with acne.  Honey, like pumpkin is full of antioxidants!  It is very moisturizing and great for sensitive skin.  Honey actually opens the pores and helps clean the dirt out!

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