After a few weeks of warm temperatures, there's no denying it officially feels like Autumn. It's the season for pumpkin patches, long-sleeved turtlenecks, and Brach's Harvest Mix. And now that the crisp weather has arrived, we've got pumpkin on the brain. High in zinc and vitamins A and C, 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 this face mask together, while also 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.
- For dry skin: Add a bit of honey, which not only acts as a humectant, but also provides antiseptic properties through the natural sweetener.
- For oily skin: For an astringent effect, mix in a splash of apple cider or cranberry juice.
- Apply: Slather the mixture on your face, let sit for 15 to 20 minutes, and rinse off for a more refreshed complexion.