Everyone knows about the benefits of homemade face masks with pumpkin. Nevertheless, pumpkin contains the variety of vitamins and minerals and its effectiveness in skin care can replace any other any other commercial cosmetic masks.
Pumpkin is loaded with natural exfoliating acids and antioxidants. That’s why it is very popular ingredient in skin care products.
Pumpkin face masks are quicker and more effective than regular masks.
Why Pumpkin is so Beneficial for Skin?
Pumpkin can actually work wonders for your skin because it’s rich in enzymes and vitamins. It is perfect for all skin types. It contains vitamin A, alpha and beta-carotenes, vitamins C, K, and E, and minerals, including magnesium, potassium, and iron.
- Fruit enzymes help to get rid of dry, flaky skin.
- Vitamin A hydrates, soothes, and softens skin.
- Zinc helps control the hormone level and oil production, as well as assist with healing of the skin. It combats inflammation, reduces pore size, controls excess oil and prevents the appearance of pimples, blackheads and blemishes.
- Vitamin C reduces damage caused by free radicals, helps fade sun spots and age spots.
Exfoliating Face Mask with Pumpkin
You will need: 2 tablespoons of mashed pumpkin, 1 tablespoon of ground oatmeal, 2 teaspoons of natural low-fat yogurt.
Mix the ingredients well until you get a smooth paste. Using your finger tips apply the pumpkin mask on the face with circular massaging movements. Leave the mask on for 5-7 minutes. After all wash off with lukewarm water and pad your face dry.
Rejuvenating Face Mask with Pumpkin
You will need: 1 tablespoon of mashed pumpkin, 1 egg white, 1 teaspoon of honey, 2 teaspoons of olive oil or grape seed oil (or any other oil of your choice).
Add all ingredients and mix thoroughly. Apply the resulting mixture on face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. If the mask begins to dry out, apply another layer. Rinse your face with warm water, wipe the skin with soft tonic lotion.
Moisturizing Face Mask with Pumpkin
You will need: 1 tablespoon of mashed boiled pumpkin, 1 teaspoon of vitamin E (available at any drugstore), 1 egg yolk, 1/3 teaspoon of sea salt, ½ fresh cucumber.
Rub one cucumber on a small grater until smooth paste. Add other ingredients and mix well. Using your fingertips apply a thick layer of this pumpkin mask on clean face. Leave it on the skin for 15-20 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water.
Nourishing Face Mask with Pumpkin
You will need: 2 cups of pureed, freshly cooked, or canned pumpkin, 4 tablespoons of plain yogurt, 4 tablespoons of honey, 1/3 cup of ground almonds, 1/4 teaspoon of olive oil.
Mix all of the ingredients together, and apply to clean, damp skin. Leave the mask on for 5-10 minutes. Wipe your face clean with a washcloth.