Today I’m excited to have another new writer for you! Calie is a health and wellness expert! As you all know, I am a firm believer in natural living, and using only basic, natural ingredients throughout my entire home (from cleaners, to food, to beauty products)! I will be trying this over the weekend, and I hope you do to! Meet Calie:
Halloween may be over, but my obsession with pumpkin is only just beginning.
Today, we’re taking this antioxidant rich super food out of the kitchen and into the bathroom where we’ll whip up a hydrating fall face mask.
Pumpkin is known to help promote healthy skin, vision and immune function, which are all great reasons to eat more. But the beta-carotene that gives this fall fruit it’s rich orange color is also believed to help reverse skin damage caused by the sun and the alpha-carotene is thought to slow the aging process. Sounds like the perfect ingredient for face mask, right?
Here’s how you prepare it.
- · 2 cups canned or freshly pureed pumpkin
- · ¼ cup oatmeal (exfoliating)
- · 2 tablespoons almond milk
- · 1 tablespoon raw honey
- · ½ teaspoon cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
Whisk all the ingredients together in a medium size bowl until well blended. Apply generously to clean skin with fingertips avoiding the eye area and let the mask sit for 10-15 minutes.
While your pumpkin oatmeal mask is working its magic cleansing and moisturizing your skin, sip on a hot cup of roasted dandelion tea for an internal cleanse.
When the 15 minutes are up, wipe your face clean with a warm damp washcloth and enjoy soft, glowing skin.
Use this mask 2-3 times a week to heal summer sun damage and keep your skin exfoliated and hydrated throughout these cold, dry months. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
That’s it. One of my favorite homemade beauty products. All natural, no chemicals, healing and hydrating. It’s great for tired moms who need to be pampered for a few minutes.
isn’t that an easy, healing recipe? I encourage you to take some personal time this weekend to try this out! You deserve it!