Pumpkins are loaded with natural exfoliating acids and antioxidants which translates into smoother, brighter, glowing skin! The pulp can be used as a facial mask which can soothe breakouts and decrease fine lines & wrinkles.
DIY Pumpkin Mask:
• ¼ cup pumpkin • 1 egg • 1 teaspoon almond milk (for dry skin) • ½ teaspoon honey (for dry skin) • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar or cranberry juice (for oily skin)
DIRECTIONS: Purée ¼ cup of fresh pumpkin pulp into a thick paste before adding the egg (it acts as a binder and contains additional nutrients). If your skin is dry, stir in a splash of omega-rich almond milk and ½ teaspoon of humectant honey. For oilier complexions, try apple cider vinegar or cranberry juice (both contain natural antiseptic properties) instead. Mix well and apply the mask for 10–20 minutes, depending on your skin sensitivity, then rinse with cool water and moisturize as usual.
(from Vogue archives)