With Halloween just around the corner, my roommate and I decided to carve some pumpkins today. After the pumpkins were carved and the seeds were roasted, we were left with a lot of goopy pumpkin insides. To make the most of it, we decided to use it to make a Halloween inspired face mask. It turned out great and it left my face feeling smooth and moisturized. Here’s how to do it!
1/4 cup of pumpkin
1 tsp milk
1 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp of cinnamon
After separating the seeds from the pumpkin’s insides, add the pumpkin and the milk into a blender so that the stringy pieces are ground up. This will make it easier to apply to the face. After it is nicely blended, add the cinnamon. After these are all blended, pour the mixture into a bowl and add the honey. I manually mixed the honey so it would remain thicker in texture. This is to ensure it doesn’t drip off the face.
After you have your mixture, apply to the face. I started with a thin amount to avoid any dripping. If you find that it isn’t dripping, feel free to apply more. Leave the mask on for about 10 to 15 minutes.
What makes this mask good for your skin?
Pumpkin is loaded in vitamins and minerals. Vitamin C helps to brighten dull skin and vitamin E works as an ageing preventative. Zinc works to balance the skin’s oil production and pumpkin enzymes can help to dissolve dry skin cells.
Milk contains fat, proteins and water which work together as a moisturizing agent. Once part of Cleopatra’s beauty ritual, milk enzymes and proteins help with anti-ageing. Milk can also help sooth sensitive or irritated skin.
Honey is an anti-inflammatory, so it helps to heal any blemishes you might have. Not only that, but it is also very moisturizing and loaded with antioxidants.
Cinnamon helps to fade acne scars, reduce swelling and brighten the skin.
I hope you give this mask a try if you have any leftover pumpkin from carving. The cinnamon gives it a nice smell and if you have leftovers you can always stick it in the fridge for another time. I really enjoyed it and will definitely be making it again! Best of luck!