Although pumpkin is a favourite on the dessert table, it’s also great for your skin. It’s filled with nutrients, including vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and beta-carotene. Pumpkin is also great because it draws the other nutrients deeper into your skin for more beneficial results.
Yield: About 50 gms (3 mask applications approx)
Time: 15 minutes
Good for: All skin types, but especially dry or mature skin
2 teaspoons pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon coconut milk
½ teaspoon honey
½ teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon clay (optional for additional pore cleaning)
- In a bowl or mini chop, combine all the ingredients and mix till smooth. If you choose to add the clay, add an additional ½ teaspoon of coconut milk.
- Transfer to an airtight container.
To use: Apply 1-2 teaspoon of the mask, to your face, starting at the bottom of your neck and spreading upward, avoiding eyes, nostrils and lips. Leave on for 5-15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
Storage: Store in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 weeks. You can also prepare several applications and freeze in single-serving portions for upto 4-8 months.
Use: one or two times per week.