November Mask of the Month: The Great Pumpkin!

Halloween has passed, but the beautiful gourds still linger! I am a huge fan of this time of year for many reasons, but one of them is pumpkin pie (cold, right out of the fridge topped with my husband's homemade whipped cream). Yum! I could eat it all day long and still go back for more! This quick, easy mask is the next best thing to having pumpkin in your belly and will leave you with that warm, fuzzy Holiday feeling.

Pumpkin is loaded with antioxidants, enzymes and nutrients and has an action on the skin that is both exfoliating and anti-aging. The addition of the warming pumpkin pie spices helps to rev up a sluggish complexion and give you a wonderful pre-holiday glow!

Are you a fan of pumpkin pie, too? Post a link in the comments section to your favorite recipe!

The Great Pumpkin Mask

2T Canned Pumpkin (or you can use fresh cooked or fresh raw well-blended pumpkin)
A squirt of honey (yes, I use honey in everything! LOL!)
A small pinch each of the following spices:
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • allspice
  • ginger
Stir all ingredients together in a small bowl. Apply to freshly cleansed skin and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with tepid water and finish with your favorite toner and moisturizer.

NOTE: This mask is not recommended for those with ultra-sensitive skin or skin that is easily inflamed (rosacea, etc.) due to the addition of the spices. You can always leave them out, using just the pumpkin and honey and you will still reap the benefits of this mask :)

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