If you have oily or dull skin and feel like you’ve tried everything, how about an at-home face mask? A pumpkin facial mask is one of the types of great mask that will help you combat these issues. The pumpkin is packed with great vitamins for your skin. It also helps to reduce pore size and regulate oil production. Here is an easy recipe for an indulgent pumpkin mask that will get your skin looking and feeling great.
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Make a list
You need to get your ingredients together ahead of time. In order to do this, make a list so you can remember exactly what you need to purchase. Since this is a pumpkin mask, you will have the best luck finding the pumpkin if you’re looking in the late summer or fall. It’s important to know that fresh pumpkin puree is better than choosing puree from the can. In order to make this face mask, you’ll need the following ingredients: 2 teaspoons pumpkin, 1/2 teaspoon honey, 1/2 teaspoon milk, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
Puree the pumpkin
In order to mix the ingredients, you need to scoop the inside of the pumpkin out. Make sure you pull all of the pumpkin seeds out and then create a puree by putting the pumpkin in the food processor or blender. Save the extra for your next face mask.
Mix the ingredients
Once the pumpkin has been pureed and is the consistency of a paste, you can add the other ingredients. You should mix these ingredients using a handheld mixer or a spoon. When you have everything mixed, you can put the mixture in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
Prepare your skin
While the mixture is chilling, wash your face to get it ready for the mask. Just wash your face as normal; use an exfoliating cleanser or another type if you prefer. Make sure you remove all traces of makeup prior to applying the mask. Pat your face dry with a towel.
Apply the mask
After you’ve finished washing your face and have completely dried your face, you can begin applying the mask. You can use your fingertips to apply the mask all over your face and neck. Make sure you avoid the eye area, because there’s cinnamon in the mask that could potentially burn your eyes.
Leave the mask on
When the mask has been entirely applied to your skin, leave it on for about 15 to 20 minutes. While the mask is on your face, you can take this time to clean up any mess that may be leftover from the preparation of the mask.
Prepare a hot towel
You can take the mask off and open your pores by using a hot towel. To do this, take a hand towel and run it under your faucet in hot water. Then ring the towel out until it’s just a little damp. Place the towel on your face and leave it on for 3 to 4 minutes.
Remove the towel
Wipe off most of your face mask with the towel. Use the towel to wipe off any additional that may be left on your neck, making sure you get it off of all areas around your ears and nose as well.
Moisturize your face
If your face is clean and dry, moisturize your skin as normal.
Making an at-home face mask is an inexpensive, natural way to treat your skin to something special. Depending on what your skin concerns are, you can create at-home face masks with ingredients that will help address those concerns. At-home masks are safe and often times very effective. They’re also great because you know exactly what you’re putting on your skin. Most at-home face masks are safe to apply once a week as part of your beauty routine.