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How to Make Pumpkin Face Mask

Pumpin Face Mask
Pumpkin Face Mask

Not only is it timely (pumpkins are everywhere!), it’s also a great source of natural antioxidants and retinoic acid, both to improve the look and feel of your skin. This mask can be used on all skin types, especially great for those of you who are looking for a quick anti-aging, brightening boost.

As it turns out, pumpkins are great for your skin—they’re loaded with vitamins A, C, and E (all known to fight wrinkles) plus heaps of beta-carotene, zinc, potassium, and antioxidants, which can help eliminate redness. 

This face mask recipe takes full advantage of the king of autumn produce. It’s refreshing and tingles juuust the tiniest bit when you first apply it, and leaves your complexion fresh and glowing. The concoction smells pretty darn good, too, and it’s entirely edible, so you know it’s good for your skin (not that I sampled or anything). As an added bonus, the mask is incredibly easy to make, and you probably already have the ingredients in your kitchen right now!

What You’ll Need:

2 tablespoons of Pureed Pumpkin (canned is fine, or use your holiday leftovers)
1/2 teaspoon Organic Honey
1 teaspoon Organic Greek Yogurt (fat-free for oily skin, 2% for dry skin)

(Yields one facial mask)


1: Start with clean skin. Remove all makeup and wash your face with your regular cleanser.

2: Combine pumpkin puree, honey, and milk in a small bowl and mix well. If using a fresh pumpkin (or leftovers from a carved jack-o-lantern), scrape the insides and remove the seeds. Beat the gooey insides to a creamy pulp and mix with honey and milk.

3: Apply the mask using your fingers or a medium-sized makeup brush; avoid getting the mixture too close to the eyes. You can also apply to the neck, but you’ll probably need to double the ingredients.

4: Allow the mask to set for about 10-20 minutes.

5: Gently wash off the mask with a warm, damp wash cloth and follow with a moisturizer. Use once a week (make a new batch for each use!).

Benefits Of The Ingredients:

Pumpkin – High in antioxidants and Vitamins A, C and E. Natural source of enzymes to slough away dead skin.
Honey – A natural humectant to lock in moisture; contains antibacterial properties that are ideal for acne-prone skin
Yogurt – Contains enzymes and lactic acid to exfoliate, hydrate and soothe.

Psst: If you prefer milk to yogurt, you can sub that in instead.

Note: A slight tingling is normal. If it’s unbearable, remove the mask immediately!


About Liz Mugo-Akuku

Liz Mugo-Akuku is the founder and publisher behind as well as a wife and mama to a very active boy. Lover of folklore, and just a girl on a journey to radiant health. I do this by eating REAL food, finding love in myself, and concocting homemade remedies. Want to join me? You know you want to!

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