Oct 15, 2011

According to Lauren and Janice Cox "Pumpkin is very nourishing to the skin.  It contains powerful antioxidants as well as alpha hydroxy acids, so it sloughs off dead skin while protecting the underlying layer and helping it retain moisture."

Try it for yourself!
1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons vanilla yogurt or sour cream
1 tablespoon honey

Mix all the ingredients into a smooth paste and store in a clean air tight container in your firdge for up to two weeks.

To use:
After cleaning, spread one tablespoon of the mask on your entire face, avioding the areas around your eyes and mouth. Leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse face well with warm water and pat dry. 

Directions and recipe from Eco Beauty


  1. Gorgeous photo! I heard about that facial mask...pumpkin is supposed to be wonderful for the skin!

  2. what a good idea. I am thinking that maybe I should give it a try!

  3. I really need this right now. I think all transitional periods require cleansing!
    I had heard about pumpkin being great for the skin, but I never thought I'd learn how to do this myself.
    Thanks Ms. Brandi

  4. What a beautiful photo...i want pumpkin pie now

  5. i've been hearing about pumpkin for the skin a lot lately ....
    gotta try this.

    way better than the fancy ones you buy at the store. homemade beauty is right up my ally.

  6. yum, i will try it! i love face masks.


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