Winter is here and what is more important than makeup at the moment is a good skincare routine. Since it’s the season of pumpkins I wanted to share with you a homemade mask that will be easy to make and you will be able to use your fridges ingredients. Here is my DIY Homemade pumpkin mask.  I know that many people do not like or care to make homemade face masks, but if you are like me and have pumpkin puree GMO free left over and instead of making pancakes with it, this time around I decided to use it for my face and make a mask. I will write below how you can make a mask for oily and normal skin types.

DIY homemade pumpkin mask

The reason why homemade (GMO free and homegrown) facial masks are a must, at least in my book, natural ingredients contains a lot of vitamins and beneficial enzymes that will nourish your skin just like healthy food nourishes your body. They are celebrated all through the fall (autumn), especially on Halloween and Thanksgiving in the US. If you are not a pumpkin person, I am telling you, you are missing a lot. Pumpkins not only contain enzymes that help dry skin cells but they are packed with vitamins A, C, K and E, they contain alpha and beta-carotenes and many minerals, such as magnesium, zinc, potassium and iron. One more reason why you should try the homemade pumpkin mask.

Homemade pumpkin mask

For all you acne-skinned people, welcome to the club, Pumpkin not only helps dry skin but since it contains zinc it is great for acne. This means it penetrates deep into your skins cell curing any dryness while helping you fight acne. Makes you want to go out and get that pumpkin and just plaster it on your face. Now as you have read, pumpkins offer so much so this is why I am always for DIY homemade pumpkin masks, since it also helps fight inflammation, reduce pores, controls excess oils, prevents acne, blackheads, blemishes and pumpkins, best of all, natural help fade sun spots and age spots. If you have dry flakes or dull skin pumpkins will also help dissolve dry skin cells and will help make your skin appear more dewy. Pumpkin has so many benefits that it would be a shame not to try the DIY homemade pumpkin mask.

Organic homemade pumpkin mask

My DIY homemade pumpkin mask will have two versions. Version one will be for normal skin types while version two will be for acne prone and very oily skin. If you have dry or combination to oily skin that tends to get acne (from time to time), you can try the normal skin version first but for an evening regime. Make sure to check the ingredients list and see what suits you best. Other ingredients were added to make the mask more beneficial for the skin. Such as my organic raw honey, which is excellent for sensitive skin but it’s antibacterial (honey cannot go bad). While vitamin E, deeply moisturizes your skin and renews damaged skin. I will also add a few other pumpkin inspired face mask below.

Normal Skin 
  • 1 tablespoon organic pumpkin puree (Do not use canned, only 100% organic and cooked – how to make organic pumpkin puree)
  • 1 teaspoon organic honey
  • 1 teaspoon Vitamin E
Oily skin and acne prone skin 
  • 1 tablespoon organic pumpkin puree (organic)
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon organic lemon juice (or cranberry juice)

Instant glow for all skin types 

  • 1 egg white
  • 2 teaspoons of organic pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon of milk

Dry Skin

  • 1 teaspoon organic pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon organic yogurt or almond milk
Instructions for all the face mask 
  1. Mix all ingredients together you want a smooth texture.
  2. Leave on skin for 10 –  15 minutes.
  3. Rinse with cool water and  if necessary with a cleanser. Dry skin can just wash the mask off with water.

*Important noteYou might feel a slight tingling sensation which is normal but if it feel unbearable or just plain strange or alarming, remove the mask immediately!