Double, double, toil and trouble…wait…Halloween is over! The spooky deco motifs may be disappearing, but the pumpkin will be around all season. Brighten and clarify your skin with this cleansing DIY pumpkin face mask!
What you need: 1 cup pureed pumpkin (can be fresh or canned) 2 tbsp unflavored greek yogurt 2 tbsp honey ¼ tsp olive oil (leave this ingredient out if you have oily skin)
What to do: In a medium bowl, whisk together the pureed pumpkin, yogurt, honey, and olive oil until all ingredients are smoothly blended together. Scoop contents into an airtight plastic container or jar and store in the fridge for up to one week.
How to use it: Apply the mask to a clean moist face and let it sit for about 10 – 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water, pat dry and then follow with your favorite facial moisturizer.
Recycle! If your pumpkin survived the night without getting smashed, and if it’s still in good condition (meaning not molding or rotting) then bring that baby inside, chop it up, wash it off, and boil it for this recipe!
To make freshly pureed pumpkin simply cut your pumpkin up into chunks about the size of your palm and boil them on the stove top for about 15 minutes or so until they’re soft enough to peel the skins off easily and soft enough to puree. Drain the pumpkins in a strainer in the sink and then transfer them to a bowl. Run cold water into the bowl and let them sit for a few minutes to cool (that way they’ll be easier to handle). Once they’re cool enough to handle without burning yourself, peel the skins off the pumpkins and then puree the pumpkin chunks in a food processer or blender. Alternately you can use a mixer or potato smasher to mash them up into a puree in bowl. You can use this technique when pureeing pumpkin for other recipes as well.