Friday, October 19, 2012

Moisturizing Pumpkin Facial Mask

Since the end of September I have seen pumpkins all around me because I frequent the grocery store so much. I got to thinking Hmm, I wonder if pumpkins would make a good facial mask somehow? I did some research (aka googling) and found out that pumpkins are actually good for the skin.

Pumpkin Pros (source)
  • High in zinc.
  • Contains vitamins A & C, which are anti-oxidants that fight free radicals. 
  • Has natural enzymes that help to dissolve dry skin cells. 
  • Contains the acne fighting vitamins E &T.

Pumpkin Facial Mask Recipe (source)
  • 1 Small pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon of Olive Oil (great for moisture)
Directions: Cut pumpkin into chunks, remove the insides, and boil pieces until soft.
Remove the skin and mash pumpkin chunks together until creamy.
Let mixture cool.
In a separate bowl/dish, take 2 teaspoons of mashed pumpkin and add 1 teaspoon of olive oil.
Mix ingredients together very well. 

How to Apply the Mask
  • Cleanse your skin with your choice of facial cleanser.
  • Apply pumpkin mask to skin and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. 
  • Remove with a damp towel and apply your usual moisturizer. 

 My Thoughts
This was my first time making and using this mask and I love it! My skin looked brighter and felt very smooth. You can use this once everyday or every other day. Too bad pumpkin season isn't year round. I put my leftover pumpkin mash in the freezer until I need to use it again, so it won't spoil.


  1. You will love to use the moisturizing pumpkin facial mask. The post is very useful

  2. Hmmm...interesting. I wanna try this one out. I love making my own scrubs or mask so I'll definitely try out this one.

  3. the moisturizing pumpkin facial mask shown here is excellent. Useful post

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