½ cup fresh pumpkin pulp
2 teaspoon almond milk (dry or combination skin)
2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar or cranberry juice (oily skin)
1 teaspoon honey (dry skin)
Purée the pumpkin pulp in the blender until you have a smooth, yet thick paste. Pour the pumpkin paste into a bowl and mix in the eggs. If your skin is dry or combination, stir in the almond milk and honey. If you are more on the oily side, opt for the apple cider vinegar or cranberry juice. Mix well and apply mask to the face and neck. Leave on for 15 – 20 minutes and rinse with cool water.
This recipe was featured in VOGUE magazine and is created by facialist Chanel Jenae of Santa Monica, CA. Pumpkin is loaded with amazing antioxidants and natural exfoliating acids which will gently remove cellular build-up on the skin. She explained, “Pumpkin peels brighten skin, calm breakouts, and soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and repair skin with sun damage as well.” Of course, do not try this recipe if you are allergic to pumpkins! That would be more than likely disastrous!
Eggs (and specifically the whites of the egg) are loaded with vitamins that help fight acne. Vitamin B3 helps improve the blood flow of the body, thus opening your pores, helping to remove dirt and oils from clogging them. Vitamin B2 helps relieve stress and since stress is correlated with acne, egg whites will help minimize both! Zinc is also found in eggs and zinc is known to help regulate hormones (hello teenagers!) and heal open wounds and cuts more quickly.
Honey is loaded with anti-microbial properties and is a natural antioxidant. Honey fights microbial infections that cause acne without irritating your skin. Honey also pulls out impurities from your pores that would normally stay clogged, festering bacteria that causes pimples. It will also help restore your skin’s texture and reduce damage done to your skin by the sun and daily environments you come in contact with.
Dairy works amazingly well to balance the natural pH of your skin, adding beautiful moisture to your skin.