I Tried This DIY Pumpkin Face Mask and *Loved* the Results

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DIY Pumpkin Face Mask - woman holding a pumpkin over her face in a pumpkin patch

Long gone are the days when pumpkin spice was something that just went in a pie. Now it’s in our lattes, our cookies, even our Pringles (yes, it’s true, Google it). So why not add it to our skincare regimen as well?

Turns out, pumpkins aren’t just full of seeds, they’re also brimming with vitamins and antioxidants that our skin thrives on. For instance, you’ll find loads of vitamins A and C in your trusty Jack-O-Lantern, which help fight sun damage, prevent aging, and minimize discoloration.

So before you eat or sustainably discard that pumpkin let it give your skin a boost with this DIY pumpkin face mask.

How to Make a DIY Pumpkin Face Mask

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Ingredients

2 tbsp of pumpkin puree (it’s not all that hard to make your own) OR simply scape out the inside your pumpkin and set aside the seeds for later.

1 tsp honey (helps remove impurities)

1/2 tsp of olive oil (acts as a moisturizer)

1/2 tsp of plant-based milk (gently cleanses)

1/4 tsp of nutmeg (calms irritation)

Instructions

Start by scraping out the gooey inner layer of your pumpkin. Next, combine those innards with the rest of the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy. Feel free to add an extra splash of plant-based milk if you need a smoother consistency. Apply to skin using a brush or sponge, and then relax for 10-15 minutes while the face mask works it’s magic. Rinse off with warm water and a wash cloth, then finish with your daily moisturizer.

How to Store a DIY Pumpkin Face Mask

If you have any leftover face mask, or maybe you double (or triple) the above recipe because you love it so much, you can simply store the mask in an airtight container in your refrigerator. You should find that your mask stays fresh for five to seven days.

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