Facial Mask Recipes: Pamper With Pumpkin

It’s fall and that means it’s time for one of my revitalizing fall facial mask recipes!  I love fall, even though I live in South Florida and very many leaves don’t fall like up north, you can still detect a hint of crispness in the air! Our weather is mostly hot, yet in a few weeks it will start getting a little bit cooler. I can’t wait when the humidity goes down a bit…I also can’t wait to feast on some of my favorite fall foods, like squash and pumpkin. Have you ever thought about using these fall foods in your beauty routine? Last year, I posted on using pumpkin as a facial mask and I’ve decided to rerun the post in honor of the start of fall. Since last year, I’ve discovered you can cheat a bit and use canned pumpkin…my skin was just as lovely! Enjoy the post and video.

Facial Mask Recipes: A Pumpkin Facial

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Use your pumpkin's "innards" for a lovely face mask!

I am a big fan of  DIY (do-it-yourself) beauty and thought, what a perfect time to find a DIY pumpkin recipe. Pumpkins are now ripe for the picking and many families will be choosing their special one from the pumpkin patch.  After you carve your pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern, don’t throw out the pulp! Use it on your face! Pumpkins are one of the most healthy vegetables (it’s in the squash family) and are full of caroteniods, such as beta carotene and lutein. Carotenoids are powerful anti-oxidants which neutralize skin damage. Pumpkin pampers, soothes, moisturizes, and gives the skin a natural glow.

It couldn’t be easier to do one of your own pumpkin facial mask recipes. Sometimes, the simpler the better. Just use the leftover pumpkin flesh, mash it or put it in a food processor and spread all over your face. Wait 15 minutes, then rinse. Your face will have that Halloween glow! :-)

Also check out the video for more healthy holiday food beauty recipes and why they’re so darn good to use!

Stay natural..stay beautiful…go green!

Robin started her career as an educator of children and has now become an educator for adults everywhere who want to know the truth about what they put into their bodies through the skin. She is passionate about educating people to make better health and beauty choices.
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  • http://freshradiantskin.com Ethnic Cosmetics – Michelle

    Hey Robin-

    Happy Fall!

    I’m going to sit the pumpkin out. I can’t stand the smell or taste :-)

    Think we could substitue with sweet potatoe? :-)

    Michelle

  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com Robin Adler

    Yes, as the video explains, sweet potato is incredibly good for the skin too! I am with you, I didn’t use to like pumpkin until I started using it on my face!

  • http://myhomemadebeauty.com Victoria Lewy

    Hi Robin,

    Thanks for sharing! I have a huuuuge pumpkin and already know what I’ll do with it tonight ;)
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  • http://www.styleessentials.com Lisa Liguori

    What a fun idea! I could have a pumpkin party! Carving, making pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie, roasting pumpkin seeds, and now a pumpkin facial! Really. Wouldn’t that just make the best fall party? I gotta go write this idea down. It could be in the next Martha Stewart magazine. Ha! Robin, you get credit ;-)
    Thanks for the tip…healthy food is healthy food, inside or out.

  • http://www.epicbeautyguide.com/ Stephanie

    Beautiful idea! I love pumpkin enzyme masks (and you, and your blog hehe). I’ll give this a try, I’ve never done one myself.
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  • http://crunchybetty.com Leslie @ crunchybetty

    Yay pumpkins! I’ve always LOVED autumn, and pumpkins are just the icing on the cake.

    Seriously, of all the produce I tried during farmers market facial week, pumpkins were my favorite.

    Thanks for the video, woman – and the ideas.

    (Yay again!)
    Leslie @ crunchybetty´s last blog post ..The Epic Guide to Making Your Own Chai Tea

  • http://www.designs-nail.com Nail Designs

    I love pumpkin, for everything. Pumpkin coffee, pumpkin candles, pumpkin muffins, donuts, cake… Ah my I gain so much this time of year! I love the idea of using it on my face!
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  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com Robin Adler

    I never used to like pumpkin…but like the seasons, my tastes changed! Now I am just like you! I can’t wait to smush the pulp all over and reap the rewards on my skin!

  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com Robin Adler

    Hi ladies,

    I know you ladies can truly appreciate the beauty of using food not only for health but for beauty too. It feels great to be amongst such lovely and knowledgeable beauty bloggers. :-)

  • http://none Kaci R. Andrews

    I love making my own facials, especially, all natural fruits, vegies and milks. Pumpkin, is my favorite, out of all of them. I have tried a few different facials, and my face, looks better, every time. I love pumpkins and I collect, pumpkin items. I even make my own pumpkin pie, with pumpkin eggnog, in the fall and winter. Keep up with the good work, with recipes and other ways, to use pumpkin. When hollween or thanksgiving comes around, keep the pumpkins and roast your own, pumpkin seeds. They really are, very good good for you and I have tried it before. I have alot of fun, when Autumn comes. I love to bake my own pies, cookies and other desserts, the natural way and I do, have alot of fun, doing it. Baking your own foods, you know, what is going into it, besides stuff, that’s not, all that good, for you body. You could be allergic to something, and not even know it. Just make your own, foods, the natural. It’s part of nature, for all of us. I even named my red tabby, Pumpkin. Her middle name is, Spice. I’m a animal lover. Thanks.

  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com/about?rel=author Natural Organics

    Hi Kaci,

    Thanks so much for sharing! I think pumpkin can be used ALL year round….but for facials, you might have to resort to the canned variety! Have fun!

    -Robin