After a few weeks of warm temperatures, there's no denying it officially feels like Autumn. Yesterday I passed by one of those makeshift pumpkin patches on the city street corner and then immediately bought myself a long-sleeved turtleneck and a big bag of Brach's Harvest Mix. Now that I'm in the mood for this seasonably crisp weather and I've officially got an addiction to candy corn and other mellowcreme confections, I've got pumpkin on the brain. High in vitamins A and C and zinc, this gourd-like squash helps heal and protect the skin from free radicals, all while gently dissolving dead skin cells. The addition of egg helps bind the mask together, nourishing and lifting the skin. To get the recipe for this homemade pumpkin face mask, read more.
- Make your base: Whisk together about 1/4 cup of pumpkin and one egg.
- Customize: If desired, add a splash of milk, which does a beauty good, after all.
- For dry skin: Add a bit of honey, which not only acts as a humectant, but the natural sweetener provides antiseptic properties, too.
- For oily skin: For an astringent effect, mix in a splash of apple cider or cranberry juice.
- Apply: Slather the mixture on your face. Relax, read, do chores, or whatever you'd like for the next 15 to 20 minutes and rinse off.