When skin needs some gentle exfoliating and nourishing a homemade pumpkin facial mask is just the facial you need. Pumpkin is packed full of nutrients such as enzymes, vitamin C, antioxidants and beta-carotene which is just what you need to get your skin glowing and soft again. Best of all this facial mask is excellent for preventing signs of aging and fading fine lines and wrinkles.
The ingredients you will need to make the homemade pumpkins facial mask are one can of pumpkin, 1 egg yolk, 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil, ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon and 5 drops of tea tree oil. If you do not have these ingredients on hand, you can find them at your local grocery store.
Making the Mask
The way to make the homemade pumpkin face mask is by placing all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisking them together until you get a thick smooth orange pumpkin facial mask. It is that simple. It is best to use this homemade facial mask right away, but if you do not have time to use it you can store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days until you are ready to use it.
Using the Mask Properly
Now the first thing you should do before using the pumpkin facial mask is wash your face really well with plenty of warm water and your daily facial cleanser. This will open your pores and clean any dirt, oil and makeup off your skin so the mask sticks better to your face. Then you can take a small handful of the pumpkin facial mask and layer it onto to your face in a nice thick even layer. Once the mask is on you will want to leave it on for about 30 minutes if you can. The mask will feel soothing at first. However, it will start to tingle and sting a bit as it sits on your face longer. This is because the enzymes and potent nutrients in the mask are helping to exfoliating the dead layer of skin cells so the new nourished skin can shine through and be glowing.
When you are ready to take off the pumpkin facial mask, you are going to want a wet cotton cloth and plenty of warm water. Then what you do is wipe the pumpkin mask off with the cloth and rinse your face down after with plenty of warm water to rinse any pumpkin mask residue that is still on your skin. After pat your face dry, tone, and moisturize your skin as you usual do. Then your skin will be bright, glowing, smooth, soft and full of life again. To keep your skin looking its best use this facial mask 4 times a month.