Pumpkins are not just for decorating your home for the fall season or for baking your mom's pumpkin pie recipe. Filled with antioxidants, vitamin A and carotene, pumpkin is good for you, inside and out. Plain yogurt, which contains lactic acid, when used topically can soften and hydrate your skin. Mix those two together and you have a recipe for radiant, moisturized skin.
Perfect for dry, rough skin, a pumpkin mask can alleviate those irritating conditions while leaving your skin looking and feeling refreshed and moisturized. If you work in an air conditioned environment during the week, your skin is begging for relief from the dry, recycled air from the office. So take a moment and re-energize yourself with a DIY Spa(aah) Day Sunday pumpkin and yogurt facial mask. You can do this treatment in the comfort of your own home at anytime by using natural products from your kitchen.
The beauty of a DIY treatment is that you can pamper yourself in the privacy of your own home at any time.
Recipe for DIY Pumpkin and Yogurt Facial Mask:
2-3 Tablespoons canned or cooked and mashed pumpkin
2 Tablespoons plain yogurt (feel free to use organic yogurt)
1 Tablespoon dry oatmeal (grind in a coffee mill)
Mix mashed pumpkin with yogurt and oatmeal. Apply the mixture all over your face (be careful not to get this in your eyes). Remove the dead skin from your face by rubbing the product onto your skin in small, gentle, curricular motions. Then leave on skin for 5-10 minutes. This will allow the mask to work its magic on your skin.
Rinse your face, blot your skin dry and apply moisturizer.
This Natural Pumpkin and Yogurt Mask recipe will give you naturally fresh and moisturized skin for the upcoming week!
In case you are a lazy girl, and prefer to get your mask straight from the jar, check out Zia Pumpkin Exfoliating Mask.
Pumpkin Exfoliating Mask contains nourishing Pumpkin Puree combined with Pineapple and Carrot Juice to clear away old surface cells and pore congestion. Frankincense Essential Oil and Vitamins A and E encourage cell production. Cell damage and dark patches are reduced for a brighter, even more luminous complexion.