I believe I’ve said this multiple times, but if you’re new to my blog, I’ll say it again. New England winters are HARSH!!! Brutal even. Don’t get me wrong, fall is gorgeous, summer is beautiful, and spring is magical with all the colors slowly blooming in nature until one day everything is lush and green and colorful. Winter, however, is cold and no matter how I try to protect my face the dry air eventually causes it to dry out, which means my cheeks can flake they get so dry and my brown and the middle of my face gets overly oily in an attempt to compensate for the dryness. I was so happy to find this festive face mask packed with skin-soothing ingredients that are sure to have you soft and balanced again.
This mask has so many things going for it. Pumpkin is high in vitamins A and C and the natural fibers found in pumpkins provide a light exfoliant that works wonders for dry skin. Honey is anti-bacterial which makes it ideal for those who struggle with breakouts (often exacerbated by dry skin). Honey can also help lighten facial scars as well over time. I’m also adding a little plain yogurt to this face mask to help lessen wrinkles and tighten and shrink pores which will leave your skin glowing and radiant.
- 2 tablespoons of cooled pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 1 teaspoon of plain yogurt
Mix all these together. You want a consistency that won’t drip off your face, add a bit more pumpkin if it’s too loose.
Apply it to your face using your fingers, or you can use a face brush to paint it on. Leave it on for 5-15 minutes and then wash off being sure to follow up with your favorite moisturizer.
I hope you enjoyed this and that it made your self-care time more special. If you’d like to be notified of future blog posts please SIGN UP HERE. If you’re doing Christmas shopping, be sure to check out my SHOP. I appreciate the time you took to read this, and I wish you a beautiful day. -Heather Astaneh