In honor of Halloween and soon Thanksgiving, I thought I’d share this fun DIY Pumpkin Spice Brightening Face Mask with you guys! I have to admit, I didn’t come up with this idea completely on my own. I had a facial last week in which they applied a pumpkin mask to my face and I loved it! Naturally, I had to ask what was in the mask so that I could try to recreate my own at home! Hopefully, you like it as much as I do.
Something really amazing about pumpkin is that it’s packed with fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids which gently exfoliate and resurface the skin to reveal a brighter more even complexion, perfect for those with hyperpigmentation or acne scars. These exfoliating elements also help smooth the skin by increasing cellular turnover. Pumpkin is also packed full of antioxidants, Vitamin A and C, to protect your skin from aging and environmental toxins. Vitamin A also helps increase collagen production so that your skin stays supple, smooth, and wrinkle-free.
I also included clove in this recipe because it’s super autumnal and it has amazing skin benefits. Firstly, clove is a strong antioxidant and can be used to reduce the signs of aging. Clove can also reduce dark spots (hyperpigmentation) and acne scars. It also can be used to treat acne thanks to its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Pumpkin Spice Brightening Face Mask
This resurfacing mask works similarly to an at-home peel treatment. Apply this in the evening and make sure to protect your skin with an SPF the next day. Give it a try and banish dull skin this Fall!
1/2 c Organic Pumpkin Puree
4 Tbsp Honey
1/8 Tsp Ground Cloves
Measure out all ingredients into a small bowl. Mix thoroughly until a creamy blend has formed. Apply mask to your face with either an applicator brush or your fingertips. Leave on your face for 5 to 7 minutes. If you have sensitive skin try 5 or less minutes. The mask will not dry. Your skin may tingle (that’s the clove and pumpkin enzymes working!), but it shouldn’t burn.
This recipe should make enough for about 4 or 5 masks. Store the remainder of the mask in a clean, airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. As a general note, if it smells off, DON’T use it! Simply make another batch.
I really hope you enjoy this Pumpkin Spice Brightening Face Mask as much as I have! It’s a great treatment that all skin types can enjoy. Plus, it’s super seasonal and smells like pumpkin pie! What else could you want from a face mask this season?
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