So we're totally on a Pinterest pumpkin kick today! First we featured THIS great Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe that we whipped up this morning over on CasaCullen...yummers! And now we're featuring a DIY pumpkin mask below, love it! I actually just purchased THIS Mychelle pumpkin peel mask. It's one of my all time favorites and it's the perfect size for about four masks...one month of glowing fall skin!
But it actually got me thinking about all the great DIY mask recipes that are floating around the internet. I mean, at that price above, I can totally handle purchasing but I did some Pinterest research (keep up with me HERE) and found some real deal recipes. I've rounded up my top 5 easy recipes below. Can't wait to try these out over the next month...have a great weekend, readers and let me know if you try your hand at one of these super easy concoctions!
Nutmeg, Honey and Cinnamon Face Mask
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
Mix all and the consistency should be like a thick paste. After it’s all mixed, apply the mask to your face and let it sit for 30 minutes. Wash it off with warm water, scrubbing softly in circular motion for exfoliation.
Oatmeal and Yogurt Face Mask
1 tbsp oatmeal, finely ground
1 tbsp live, organic yogurt (skip the flavored stuff)
A few drops of honey
Add the yogurt to the oatmeal in a small bowl and mix together. Warm a few drop of honey. To do this, warm a spoon under hot water for a minute, then add a few drops of honey to the spoon. Stir the honey into the yogurt and oatmeal mixture. Apply the mask to the face. Leave it on for 10 minutes, then rinse off with several splashes of warm water. Follow with a warm washcloth. Apply moisturizer.
Pumpkin Face Mask
2 tsp canned pureed pumpkin
1/2 tsp honey
1/4 tsp heavy whipping cream
Mix all ingredients and apply to face. Leave on for 10 min and rinse!
Spirulina Face Mask
1 teaspoon spirulina powder
1 teaspoon Castor oil
1-2 drops of rosemary or other essential oil
Add the powder first to a little bowl and then slowly add the Castor oil. You want to make a paste like mud. Then add 1 or two drops of your favorite essential oil. Wash your skin and lightly exfoliate. Smear the mask on thickly and leave it for at least 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and a washcloth and use a dark one as it may stain. Finish with toner and moisturizer.
Balancing Facial Mask
1 small avocado, mashed (about 2/3 cup)
1/2 small cucumber, finely grated (about 1/3 cup)
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 3 tablespoons green clay powder (sold at natural-foods stores)
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, using a fork to blend. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Apply a thick layer of the mixture to clean, dry skin on your face and neck, avoiding the eye and lip areas. Keep fairly still for 10 to 15 minutes, allowing the mask to dry in place. Wipe skin clean with a damp cloth; splash with cool water, and pat dry.