Skin Care Tip Of The Week *DIY Pumpkin Enzyme Mask*

Monday, October 17, 2011

Once fall hits the Pumpkin Facial (with a pumpkin mask) is one of my most popular treatments. Not only does it smell delicious but you leave with an instant radiant glow.

Not everyone has the time or budget to fit in a professional pumpkin mask treatment so I am going to show you how you can make your own right at home.

The benefits of a pumpkin mask:

  • High in Vitamin A (great for acne and skin healing)
  • High in Vitamin C (great for skin brightening)
  • Helps naturally remove dead skin cells
  • Hydrating
What you will need:
  • 1/4 cup of organic pumpkin puree. I used a small pumpkin that I cut into slices, removed the seeds and microwaved it for 10 minutes.
  • 1/2 tablespoon of raw organic honey (a natural bacteria fighter)
  • 1/2 tablespoon of organic non GMO soy milk (helps increase elasticity of your skin)
Directions:
  1. Mix all the ingredients together
  2. Apply the mask evenly all over your face, avoiding your eye area.
  3. Leave on for 15 minutes and then remove with a warm washcloth.
  4. Follow up with a moisturizer.
*If you have acne or are acne prone you can add a tiny bit of raw apple cider vinegar into the mask.


Your skin will feel softer and smoother as natural pumpkin enzymes treat and nourish your skin.



65 comments:

ashley said...

i can't wait to try this! i love mixing up new masks! thanks girl

Amy@SpeckledOwlandFox said...

It sounds nice! I can't wait to try it!

Lindsay said...

I bet this smells amazing! I really need to try one of these masks soon!

Erin said...

I may need to try! I could use the help of a mask....plus I would love for my face to smell like a pumpkin! :)

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

Sounds refreshing! I love pumpkin so I bet this would be fantastic!

Mongs said...

mmm... looks likes it's even good enough to be eaten ha...

love,mongs
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Aimee said...

Definitely want to try! Thanks for posting!

sherri lynn said...

I had no idea pumpkin was good for your skin! I'm sure this smells amazing and no wonder it's such a popular treatment for fall!

Jessica said...

this looks amazing! Cant wait to try it!
Thanks Lindsey!

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs said...

Ok, this is FABULOUS! Love love, and I'm trying it tonite!
Jo-Anna

Maria said...

I can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing :) I've been on a natural face product kick and this is absolutely perfect! I might want to eat the mix though, haha!

Gentri said...

I am SO trying this!!! I even have pumpkins from my own garden I can use and I just bought raw honey from the farmers market this weekend! So excited!

Shauna Nosler said...

I love everything pumpkin ... will have to try that this next weekend :) Stopping in to follow and say hey from the blog hop - hope you have time to visit and return the favor soon! www.shaunanosler.blogspot.com

Jamie @ charmingly ordinary said...

I have almost ALL of these ingredients on hand. Yessss. Question: would almond milk work in place of the soy milk?

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Jamie- Yes almond milk is another great one to use!

Anna Elder said...

this sounds awesome. i am definitely going to have to try this one out. thanks for sharing!!

Lindsay said...

Mmm, I bet your face smells SO good after this. :) I love this idea! Thanks Linds!

Alexa said...

Mmmm...pumpkin...and you'll be seasonal! Great mask idea Lindsay! :)

Jennifer said...

Definately want to try this and yeah I already have the raw apple cider!!

jessica whitaker said...

Wow..I bet this smells awesome!! I totally need to try this one out!

designchic said...

This sounds great...can't wait to try.Thrilled to find and follow your blog!!

Sarah said...

This is SOOO AWESOME! What an amazing way to tie DIY, Skincare, and Fall all together! Genius!

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

Mamasita said...

I am SOOOO trying this!!!!
Thank you so much for sharing friend :-)
Happy Monday

Jackie @ EatLove&Style said...

Mmmm...looks yummy enough to eat. I love pumpkin!!

Jackie

Val said...

I can only imagine how awesome this is....Officially, on my..TO DO LIST!!

theolivetree said...

This looks so refreshing!

Rebecca - A Daily Something said...

oh wow....this LOOKS good ;) I don't know how I feel about putting something this tasty looking on my face ;)

jessica {creative index} said...

i'm going to have to try this!!

Jessi Haish said...

oo, i want to try this!!

Cat said...

Awesome! I am all about natural products these days ... diy ones are even better :)

♥ Cat brideblu

Sarah said...

I would love to try this! It looks fairly easy. Cute cute cute!

Simply LKJ said...

This sounds amazing! And, I am sure smells heavenly.

Shia said...

Thanks for sharing...over the summer I made an avocado mask...I'll def try this one =)

♥ Shia

Ashley said...

Ahh this looks amazing! Anything pumpkin is ideal in my book :) Gotta try!

Kyla said...

Oh, I wish I had saved the inside of the pumpkin I just carved for this!

Sharstin said...

even pumpkin face masks!--how fall{ish} i love it~

Kathryn said...

I've always wanted to try a facial mask. I think I'll actually give this a shot!

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Julia said...

Hey girl, thanks for the comment! I posted the Chicken Divan recipe so you can check it out! This mask looks so neat, I might have to try it!

xo Julia @ misssouthernpreppy.blogspot.com

stephanie said...

I'm whipping this up as soon as I type this!

Aimee said...

You have a wealth of information ~ pumpkin mask ~ awesome ~ so glad you stopped by ~ i'm now your newest "follower" ~ come follow me, too.

Aimee@ ItsOverflowing.blogspot.com

Sarah Roads said...

I love a pumpkin mask especially when I don't have to pay the big bucks! Will be trying ASAP. Thanks!!!

Karena said...

Lindsay, I am definitely making this. I am having some sugery next week and want to be at my best!Lots of extra supplements, veggies etc.

Oh, I have a Designer Pillows Giveaway I hope you will join!!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Jen@ADropintheBucket said...

Ooh, looks interesting. If only it was easier to find pumpkins in the Netherlands. :-)

Gail @ Sophisticated Steps said...

Were you an angel sent by heaven to comment on my blog so I could stalk, um follow, you back over here? ;)

It's clear to me about two things...
1. I need to hightail it to my nearest pumpkin patch (I so need this mask!) You are awesome for sharing this!
2. I need to follow your blog b/c it only took me 3.5 seconds to know I'm going to like it here. (Yes, I scanned the whole page of posts that fast.)

mahaila said...

Thanks for this recipe! I have been trying a number of masks lately. I will be definitely trying this:) thanks!

ms.composure said...

o wow...i am def gonna try this out this weekend!!

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{The Perfect Palette} said...

wow :) thanks for sharing!!!!!!!!!!!

Nessa @{Casa Braaflat} said...

so many uses for pumpkin! who knew. silly me, i've just been using them for jack-o-lanterns all this time. thanks!

Jennie@my3ringcircus.org said...

I'm doing this one! Glad you include ingredients to help acne prone skin! Thanks!

Nikki said...

I never do at home masks, but I bet this one smells amazing!

The Beading Gem said...

I'm too lazy to make masks but this one looks delicious!

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

I want to try this... love pumpkin anything, and if it can make my skin look better, bonus!

Style, She Wrote said...

What a great recipe! I will have to try this! xo style, she wrote

Melissa said...

I am a fan of anything pumpkin. This sounds amazing...I want to try it right now!

Yummy Mummy said...

Oh I just took a relaxing sigh just looking at this. I am so calling my esthetician for a facial tomorrow. If only she had this lovely concoction! At least I can do the DIY version - Thanks!

Anna said...

I laughed when I saw this as I was like right she's officially done it! Combined two of my favourite things :) Pumpkin ... and face masks. I honestly can't wait to try it out. Lets see what Morgan says this time when the poor love has to sit there with me on the couch with pumpkin all over my face haha I will let you know how I go! Thank you so much for sharing this.

Anna xo

http://lifesshinyprettythings.blogspot.com/

Collins @ Life. Mostly Sweet. said...

oh...i love this!

Amy said...

I want to try this! I tried your baking soda cleanser trick and my skin feels amazing! This looks good enough to eat!

Heather said...

Oh I can't wait to try this, thanks gorgeous!

Rachael said...

I'm carving pumpkins tomorrow so I'll definitely have the supplies for this!

Rachael said...

(um... so... thanks!)

Allison said...

My daughter loves doing facial masks, and I just finished cooking down a pumpkin, so I guess this one will brighten her day when she gets home tonight! Thanks for the recipe!

Ruth Avelis said...

Love this but I have a few questions: does this need to be refrigerated and how long will it last?

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Yes this needs to be refrigerated and it will only last a few days at most.

Robs Con said...

Sounds super natural!!

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