How to Make Your Own Pumpkin Face Mask | Mask & Scrub Recipes for Dry & Acne-Prone Skin

Ahh the smells of fall and pumpkin pie…

If you’re like me, you love it when the nights turn colder and you can make homemade pumpkin pies! Pumpkins are full of skin nourishing ingredients, so don’t stop at using pumpkin for baking pies and pumpkin carving. I’m going to show you why you should use pumpkin on your face!!

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You’re going to see why pumpkin is fantastic for your skin! You’ll even get some skin-pampering recipes that help alleviate dry, sensitive, and acne-prone skin. Two recipes for pumpkin face masks according to skin type and another recipe for a pumpkin face scrub.

First, I’m going to explain a bit about why using pumpkin on your face can help prevent dry and itchy skin from cooler fall weather. Then you’ll be equipped with knowledge and recipes to use pumpkin’s natural enzymes to your advantage.

Why Use a Pumpkin Face Mask?

Pumpkin is filled with nutrients that benefit your skin, and you’re going to use this to your advantage with these recipes.

Pumpkin face masks and scrubs are great for all skin types, especially skin that is tired and dry from the summer sun.

Pumpkin is packed with:

  • antioxidants – fight free radicals
  • zinc – soothes skin
  • vitamin A – soothes and softens skin
  • vitamin C – an antioxidant that fights free radicals

Pumpkin contains natural enzymes that help hydrate, soothe, and soften dry and sensitive skin. These enzymes help to gently exfoliate and remove dead skin cells from dry skin, allowing your moisturizer to do a better job.

If you suffer from breakouts or acne, you’ll definitely want to try these pumpkin face mask and scrub recipes. Pumpkin is also known for its anti-acne properties.

The pumpkin face mask recipe I’m about to share promotes clearer skin by:

  • fighting inflammation associated with acne
  • helping to reduce pore size
  • controlling excess oil and sebum

Pumpkin also contains vitamin E and vitamin T. What, vitamin T???

Yes, that’s a new one… torulitine, which helps prevent irritating breakouts and blackheads, as well as scarring.

Keep your skin clear and glowing with this homemade pumpkin face mask help soothe dry, sensitive, and acne-prone skin.

RECIPE FOR PUMPKIN FACE MASK

Homemade Pumpkin Face Mask Recipe_Dry Skin_Acne_Sensitive_Organic Radiance Skincare

For oily skin:

  • 2 tablespoons freshly cooked or canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 egg yolk

Combine ingredients and blend together in a food processor. Apply the mixture to your face, avoiding the eye area, and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Avoid using a wash cloth on the face or scrubbing the skin. Gently pat dry with a wash cloth, and apply a calming moisturizer to the face.

For dry skin:

  • 2 tablespoons freshly cooked or canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin seed oil (another oil may be substituted, such as almond)
  • 1/2 teaspoon heavy whipping cream (contains alpha hydroxy acids)

The cream is moisturizing for dry skin, and is a natural source of AHAs. Combine ingredients and blend together in a food processor.

Apply the mixture to your face and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

Avoid using a wash cloth on the face or scrubbing the skin. Gently pat dry with a wash cloth, and apply a calming moisturizer to the face.

RECIPE FOR PUMPKIN FACE SCRUB

Homemade Pumpkin Sugar Face Scrub Recipe_Dry Skin_Acne_Sensitive_Organic Radiance Skincare

Ingredients

  • ½ cup freshly cooked or canned pumpkin
  • 3 tablespoons organic sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin seed oil (another oil may be substituted, such as almond)

Combine the ingredients in a small bowl and mix them together to make a paste. Apply the paste to your face, avoiding the eye area, and gently scrub using a circular motion.

Avoid using a wash cloth on the face or scrubbing the skin. Rinse with warm water. Gently pat dry with a wash cloth, and apply a calming moisturizer to the face.

BONUS: PUMPKIN SCRUB RECIPE FOR THE BODY

If you’re digging making your own pumpkin recipes for your face, why not try one for the whole body?

  • ½ cup cooked pureed pumpkin
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin seed oil (another oil may be substituted, such as almond)

Combine the ingredients in a small bowl. Apply the mixture to your body and gently scrub using a circular motion. Rinse with warm water, and apply a calming moisturizer to the body.

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9 thoughts on “How to Make Your Own Pumpkin Face Mask | Mask & Scrub Recipes for Dry & Acne-Prone Skin”

  1. What benefits do the egg provide. Would it matter if you leave it out or is there a substitute? Thx!

    1. Mary, thanks for asking! I like to use egg yolk in the mask for oily skin because the yolks provide nutrients that are the building blocks for skin tissue. The proteins in the yolk promote skin elasticity and repair, which is necessary for maintaining younger looking skin. The zinc helps slow down your skin’s aging process, as well as treating and preventing breakouts and acne. If you are vegan, go ahead and leave the egg out, but otherwise keep it in to nourish your skin. Thanks for your question!

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