recipe: pumpkin mask

In the spirit of all things pumpkin during this holiday season, I want to share an easy pumpkin facial mask recipe that you can make at home.  I promise!!  This is the last pumpkin post of the year!!  The inspiration for this was an article I recently read on where reality star Bethenny Frankel talks about the benefits of the pumpkin (click here to read more)….not just for your belly but for your face too.


  • antioxidant rich fruit – full of beta-carotene
  • full of vitamins A, C and E
  • hydrating
  • free radical neutralizer and has wrinkle-fighting properties
  • great source of fiber, low in fat – help you keep weight off
  • pumpkin seeds are known to reduce bad cholesterol

Convinced?  Yep…me too.

Now onto the recipe:

pumpkin mask

Recipe Type: at home facial
Author: shraddha
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1
easy pumpkin mask to leave skin hydrated and smooth.
  • 1 cup organic canned pumpkin
  • 1 tablespoon organic Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon organic honey
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric (can find at Indian/Middle Eastern market)
  1. Combine all ingredients well in a bowl
  2. Change into a t-shirt you don’t mind getting dirty and pull hair back
  3. Clean face first with your favorite cleanser
  4. Smooth mask onto face and neck with a brush or fingers
  5. Relax and enjoy mask for fifteen minutes
  6. Rinse off with warm water first
  7. Then rinse off with cold water
  8. Finally apply serum or moisturizer onto your cleansed face


We know why the pumpkin is so beneficial now, but what about the other ingredients?

  • Yogurt – contains lactic acid which is a great exfoliator
  • Honey – locks moisture in the skin, keeping it supple
  • Turmeric – helps with hyper-pigmentation and acne spots

So after Thanksgiving dinner, don’t toss away that leftover canned pumpkin.  Instead, make this mask and de-stress after the family’s long gone.  You know you deserve it!


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