Who says Pumpkin is just for pumpkin pie? This pumpkin spice face mask is amazing for the skin and a great way to use up leftover canned pumpkin when you made pumpkin bread or, pumpkin cornbread muffins.
Believe it or not, pumpkin is packed with vitamins and minerals – vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin E and beta-carotene. Not only does it smell incredible, if you use it regularly, it promotes healthy skin and hair.
This pumpkin spice mask is easy to put together with just a few simple ingredients – oats, pumpkin, cinnamon and a little honey. A coffee grinder helps to grind the oats into a powder – but if you don’t have a coffee grinder, feel free to use your blender.
(I have this blender – it’s inexpensive and does amazing!)
Mix all ingredients, and apply to your skin – the mask makes enough for up to 2 uses, so ask your teenage daughter if she wants to use it with you or, seal in a container and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.
Pumpkin Face Mask
(recipe good for 1 or 2 uses)
- ¼ C. pumpkin puree
- ¼ C. oats
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp. honey
- Using a coffee grinder, ground oats until they turn into a powder. (this will produce a little over ¼ C.)
- Combine pumpkin and ¼ C. of the oat powder (you may have some left over).
- Add cinnamon and continue mixing.
- Add honey until it forms a paste.
- Apply mask to clean face with fingers or a brush, avoiding eyes, nostrils and mouth.
- If mask is too thick, you may add a little more honey, or a few drops of water to thin it out, mixing thoroughly after adding.
- Leave on for 5-10 minutes, then wipe off with a warm, damp washcloth.
- Rinse face, and apply your favorite moisturizer.
If you would like to save any remaining, keep in refrigerator in a sealed container and use within 24 hours.
That’s it! Next time you have a little extra pumpkin puree, use it to make this incredible facial mask.
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