Fall is one of our favorite seasons! Not only are there a plethora of great juicing ingredients in season, like apples, pomegranates, pears, and beets, but there is the pumpkin. Pumpkins aren’t just great for carving and pies, they are also filled with nutrients like vitamin A, C, and E, antioxidants, zinc, potassium, and fruit enzymes making them natural skin glow-getters.
Whether you plan to go scary or glam this Halloween, you’ll need to take care of your skin post-Halloween party. Halloween makeup can be greasy and if you don’t remove all of it before collapsing into bed you could wake up with some very clogged pores. These two DIY pumpkin face mask and scrub recipes could be your face-saving solutions post-Halloween night.
Pumpkin and Papaya Enzyme Face Mask
1 tablespoon of water
2 tablespoons of Organic pumpkin puree ( or make your own by steaming and mashing pumpkin)
1 tablespoon of Papaya pulp ( leftover from juicing or pureed papaya)
1 teaspoon of Manuka honey ( or regular honey)
1 tablespoon of plain yogurt
Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Using a large foundation brush or the back of a spoon, apply to clean, slightly damp skin for 10-15 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water.
Makes 1 mask.
Pumpkin and Papaya Scrub
1 tablespoons of Papaya pulp
1 tablespoon of pumpkin puree
1 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of coconut oil
1 tablespoon of honey
Mix all ingredients together in a jar. Apply to damp skin in the shower. Massage gently using circular motions to exfoliate your skin. Rinse off and pat dry. Follow with your favorite body moisturizer.
Tip: It’s always best to remove all your makeup before bed. If you are short on time use a makeup wipe and rinse with water. In the morning pre-mask, thoroughly cleanse your skin with an oil-based cleanser as these are better at removing makeup especially greasy Halloween makeup. Follow with a toner. Apply the scrub in gentle circular motions and rinse thoroughly. Then apply a mask. Sit back relax with a juice or maybe a pumpkin spice latte!