BY: Lively Staff

October 3, 2017

3 Brightening DIY Face Masks With Fresh Pumpkin

These three DIY face masks brighten the skin and clear the complexion. Best of all, they’re made with fresh pumpkin, making them perfect for Fall.

Now that Fall is in full swing, there’s an abundance of seasonal skincare ingredients available! The needs of our skin change with the seasons, and adding in fresh enzymes derived from seasonal produce will help correct skin damage we may have sustained during the summer. DIY face masks to the rescue!

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Pumpkin is packed with fruit enzymes and amazing alpha hydroxy acids, which provide deep exfoliation. Vitamins A and C are also highly abundant in pumpkins, and provide the smoothing and brightening benefits we all need for holiday parties and get-togethers.

As a general rule of thumb: FRESH pumpkin is always ideal because the enzymes will be in their most active state. Minimize waste by using the leftovers from a pumpkin pie recipe or pumpkin carving.

The following recipes make three homemade pumpkin enzyme masks that range from very simple to more complex. Choose which one is right for you based on ingredients and your budget, and make it a regular part of your skincare routine this Fall.

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Instructions: Mix all ingredients together, and apply to clean, dry skin. Adjust ratios slightly if you prefer a thicker or thinner application. Allow the mask to set for 10 minutes, and remove with a warm cloth.

*Because we are working with active enzymes, pay attention to your skin as the mask sets. If any type of reaction or undesired sensation takes place, remove sooner.

DIY Lover's Mask
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Ingredients
  1. 2 tablespoons fresh pumpkin
  2. ¼ teaspoon fresh nutmeg
  3. 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  4. 1 tablespoon raw honey
Notes
  1. The combination of nutmeg, ACV, and raw honey is a lightening, brightening, and clarifying trio. It doesn’t hurt that many of us already have these ingredients at home.
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Restore & Relax
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Ingredients
  1. 2 tablespoons pumpkin
  2. 1.5 teaspoons raw honey
  3. 3 drops frankincense essential oil
Notes
  1. Frankincense oil and raw honey will encourage skin clarity and the lightening of stubborn spots. This mask also has an amazing aroma for a relaxing effect.
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Brightening Powerhouse
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Ingredients
  1. 2 tablespoons fresh pumpkin
  2. ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  3. 1.5 teaspoon glycolic acid of choice (two great options are Pixi Glow Tonic and Paula’s Choice 8% AHA gel)
Notes
  1. The glycolic acid in this mask packs an amazing yet gentle punch! Adding it to skincare recipes will help reduce breakouts and fight fine lines. The two choices listed are both great options, and can be used routinely on their own for even better results. For those with more sensitive skin, ease into this particular recipe to avoid shocking your skin.
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