Tuesday, October 27, 2015
In the spirit of all things fall and pumpkin spiced I am sharing an amazing Vanilla Pumpkin Face Mask! Y'all know I love my natural beauty DIYs. This delicious ( it's totally edible ) face mask is aromatic, nourishing, and just plain fun! Pumpkin is in everything during fall; muffins, cakes, cookies, lattes, soups. Now it can hang out on your face too!
Vanilla Pumpkin Face Mask:
10 drops of pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon of canned pure pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon of honey
1/4 teaspoon of milk
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon ( optional )
In a small bowl, mix together the vanilla, pumpkin, honey, and milk. Cinnamon is optional for this face mask. Cinnamon can be irritating to sensitive skin, so leave this out if you think you might react negatively to it. Use a cotton ball or your finger tips to apply mask to face. Massage pumpkin mask onto face in small circular motions. You can apply mask to lips as well if you can keep yourself from licking them! Leave mask on for 15-20 minutes then rinse off with cool water. This mask is akin to thin mashed potatoes in its consistency ( i know, i know. You're thinking "eww". It really is not unpleasant in the slightest ), and is slightly sticky as it dries. It should not run or drip during application or as it dries.
The pumpkin may leave a very slight orange tint to the skin so I recommend using a mild exfoliating wash before putting on makeup, or apply mask at night and rinse off before, and then wash face in the morning.
Pumpkin. Pumpkin is excellent for all skin types, especially sensitive skin. It is rich in Vitamin A which is skin healing, Vitamin C, and Zinc. Pumpkin acts as a carrier, helping the other mask ingredients to absorb deeper into the skin. It is soothing and moisturizing! Pumpkin puree has enzymes that aid in removing dead skin cells, and beta-carotene rich antioxidants that nourish your skin. Pumpkin will leave your skin smooth and glowing!
Vanilla. Vanilla is rich in Vitamin B complex ( includes Vitamin B6, niacin, thiamin, and pantothenic acid ) which is incredibly beneficial for the skin. Rich in antioxidants, vanilla helps reduce the occurrence of wrinkles and age spots on the skin. Because vanilla has antibacterial properties it is a good choice for acne prone skin.
Milk. Milk contains lactic acid as well as Vitamins D and Vitamin A. Vitamin D is an antioxidant that helps promote skin cell growth. Retinol and beta-carotenes are both derived from vitamin A which help improve the overall feel and look of skin. The lactic acid that naturally occurs in milk is a beta hydroxy acid. It is commonly referred to as salicylic acid; an ingredient that addresses many of the systemic causes of blemishes. This salicylic acid gently exfoliates the skin leaving it cashmere soft.
Honey. Honey is wonderfully healing to the skin, as well as, moisturizing. It deeply hydrates the skin restoring lost moisture. Honey has antibacterial properties that help prevent and treat breakouts, making it ideal for blemished skin. Packed full of antioxidants, honey is also helpful is slowing the appearance of wrinkles on the face!
This vanilla pumpkin face mask smells wonderful, and is tremendously nourishing for your skin.. and it tastes good too. Huzzah! The best of everything!
What is your favorite diy face mask or scrub?
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