DIY Pumpkin Mask

I love pumpkin! Practically almost anything pumpkin this time of year flies with me. I especially love skin care products that contain pumpkin in them! Its an amazing ingredient that really can be used year round in your skin care regimen. However in honor of the season, treat yourself to a little pampering with an easy DIY pumpkin mask that will give your skin the much needed love and care it deserves! You will be glowing afterwards and its also so fun to do! It's just so good, you might find yourself wanting to eat it!






Here I am enjoying my mini DIY facial!

Ingredients:

1/2 c. Pumpkin (I used organic canned pumpkin)
1/2 c. Plain Greek Yogurt (you can also substitute with milk or cream)
1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Ground Ginger
1 tbsp. Honey (Raw honey is best!)

Fun Facts about this mask:

Pumpkin: Excellent for all skin types. It is moisturizing and full of antioxidants and vitamins, so it will heal your skin and soothe at the same time. It also is a great base to help other ingredients absorb better to your skin which will provide better results.  

Greek Yogurt: A natural form of lactic acid, its enzymes will break down dead skin cells to reveal softer beautiful skin! Its also moisturizing. Yogurt will help with hyper-pigmentation from acne scars to sun spots etc.

Honey: Believe it or not its one of nature's form of an antibacterial! It heals and soothes.

Cinnamon: Is a major ingredient for skin purification. In fact the combo of honey + cinnamon will work wonders for clogged pores and breakouts.

Ginger: Will give your skin a beautiful radiance & decrease inflammation. Its also an antioxidant, which will stop harmful free radicals that cause skin damage and aging. Because of ginger, your skin will look more smooth and even after applying this mask! (I love this effect!)

Directions & Helpful Tips: 
Scoop a small handful onto your palm with a spoon (not your fingers), then use your fingertips to smooth the mask over your face. Let it sit for 5-10 min, then rinse with cool water. Store the mixture in a glass jar in the fridge. It can remain there up to a week. 

Because of the spices cinnamon & ginger, it is normal to feel a tingling and warm sensation on your face. A slight burn is ok too. However, adjust the spice ingredient portions according to what you like and what you can handle. I don't mind a bit of the tingle at all. It feels like a low intensity peel in my opinion.  When these spices come into contact with your skin they are literally warming the skin and aiding in circulation. When you wash your face with cool water it is normal to see a flushed pink tone to your skin. This is completely normal and it should clear up within 15-20 min. Also keep this mask away from your delicate eye area! I also love applying this mask when its been chilled in the fridge!