I have really dry skin, and now that winter is making its way to MN, it’s only going to get worse.
To make matters more complicated, I also have sensitive skin – I can’t smear just anything on my face to combat the lack of moisture. I’m always looking for ways to rejuvenate my epidermis, and if I start now I’m hoping I can prevent the excessive flakiness I’ve dealt with in years past.
When I stumbled upon this DIY pumpkin face mask recipe from About.com, I knew I had to try it (I’ve told you all before about my love of all things pumpkin – so it was a no brainer for me!). Though the original recipe calls for fresh pumpkin puree, I used a can of organic puree I had in the cabinet in the interest of saving time. I already had all the ingredients I needed to get started:
- 1/2 cup fresh pumpkin pulp
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoon almond milk (for dry or combo skin)
- 1 teaspoon honey (for dry skin)
- 2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar or cranberry juice (if you have oily skin)
Clearly I didn’t need the vinegar/juice since I was looking to moisturize. I whipped everything together and left it on for 20 minutes as instructed.
True story – when my twins saw me like this, they literally ran screaming. One hid behind the couch, and the other kept yelling, “Get the messy off your face!” Note to self – next mask will go on after bedtime.
The results? I was shocked to find that my skin actually felt fresher and brighter after washing it off! And since the recipe made way more than I could ever use in one application, I’ll be moist for months to come.
Do any of you have great DIY beauty tips to share?