Not long ago we published a blog on Fall skincare. It’s important that as the seasons change, you adjust your skincare routine to compensate for the changes in the weather that can dry out or damage your skin.
If you haven’t had a chance, check it out here!
To follow up that post, we wanted to share a quick and easy DIY Fall Pumpkin face mask recipe that you can incorporate into your daily routine to keep your skin soft and glowing this season.
We’ll get to the recipe in a second. But, before we do, let’s take a minute to look at the ingredients and discuss why they are healthy for your skin!
Pumpkin Face Mask Recipe Ingredients
Our pumpkin face mask recipe very easy to make and is only comprised of 3 safe, natural ingredients: pumpkin puree, coconut oil, and yogurt.
But what makes these three ingredients good for the skin?
Let’s take a look…
Aside from being a classic fall ingredient staple, pumpkin puree contains many properties that are good for the skin when applied topically.
First and foremost, pumpkins are loaded with vitamin C - a powerful antioxidant. It also contains many other essential vitamins such as Vitamin B and E which promote skin health.
The biggest benefit, however, lies in its natural ability to help repair skin damage.
According to oregonstate.edu...
"The antioxidant properties of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and its role in collagen synthesis make vitamin C a vital molecule for skin health. Dietary and topical ascorbic acid have beneficial effects on skin cells, and some studies have shown that vitamin C may help prevent and treat ultraviolet (UV)-induced photodamage."
Coconut oil is often used as a natural moisturizer for both hair and skin. It’s a fantastic product for replenishing oil into the skin during dry seasons.
What you might not know, however, is that coconut oil is also an amazing natural antibacterial that can kill microorganisms that lead to acne and inflammation in the skin.
In fact, due to the amount of lauric acid that naturally occurs in coconut oil, it’s been proven to be able to fight off over 20 strains of bacteria which helps prevent breakouts from developing via bacteria in your pores.
The last ingredient is plain yogurt. Yes, we know it sounds a bit odd, but believe it or not slathering this common breakfast food on your face does have advantages.
Yogurt is full of lactic acid, a naturally occurring alpha-hydroxy acid, that has been proven to…
- Dissolve dead skin cells.
- Gently exfoliate the skin.
- Prevent breakouts.
- Diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
DIY Pumpkin Face Mask Recipe
Now that you know the advantages of using the natural ingredients above, we’re ready to share our recipe!
Of course, it’s your responsibility to ensure that the recipes you use are safe for your skin. While we are confident that the natural ingredients we recommend are safe, we don’t know whether you have sensitivities or allergies. So please, before you try a new facial mask recipe including our own, consult your doctor if you have any questions or worries.
And now, the recipe...
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir together.
- Use fingers to apply a layer of the mixture over your face. Be sure to keep the mixture away from your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Let the face mask sit for 15-20 minutes.
- Rinse the mask off completely with warm water and a washcloth.
Love this recipe? We’d love you to pass it on to a friend!
Best of luck with your fall skincare routine!