DIY Pumpkin Face Mask

Pumpkin isn’t just delicious and healthy for your bod; it is also fabulous for your skin. The enzymes in pumpkin exfoliate and brighten skin to reveal a soft, smooth, healthy face. With these two easy DIY masks created by Sarah Quinn, nurse practioner at Arcadia Wellness Center below, just mix, mask and reveal for an easy at-home facial treat featuring the glorious gourd.

Pumpkin-Honey Mask

1 C Organic canned pumpkin puree

1 T raw honey and a squeeze of lemon

Whisk all three ingredients together and spread a thin layer on clean skin for 10 to 15 minutes. Repeat weekly for polished, glowing skin.

Why it works: Pumpkin is packed with fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids, which increase cell turnover. The enzymes exfoliate and antioxidants brighten skin.

Yogurt-Pumpkin Mask

¼ C plain yogurt

1 C pumpkin puree

3 T coconut oil

3 T honey

(optional: ¼ C oats, 1 tsp. cinnamon)

Whisk all three ingredients together and spread a thin layer on clean skin for 10 to 15 minutes. Repeat weekly for polished, glowing skin.

Why it works: Yogurt calms enflamed skin and coconut oil nourishes dry skin with natural oil. Honey is an antibacterial ingredient that can help heal acne,and it’s full of antioxidants which help reverse signs of aging.

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