Face masks are fantastic, they boost your regular skin routine and lift your skin if you are feeling run down. Usually I like my Dermalogica Hydration mask but it has sadly come to an end and I am on a saving kick at the moment so I did some research into DIY face masks using things you would have in your kitchen, here is what I concocted.
Pumpkin is excellent for use on all skin types, but especially if your skin is damaged from environmental conditions such as overexposure to the sun. Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A, which soothes and softens your skin, and vitamin C, an antioxidant that can help to remedy damage produced by free radicals.
Oats are also an amazing natural beauty enhancer. They soothe and heal the skin, while reducing inflammation.
Honey has humectant qualities; as a result, it can be used as a moisturiser in many cosmetic preparations. It not only attracts water but also retains it in the skin, so the skin remains supple and elastic. It also protects against wrinkles and dryness.
Milk contain lactic acid, Lactic acid is a type of alpha hydroxy acids (AHA). The AHA family is comprised of various ingredients derived from sugar cane, fruit and milk. As the name suggests, lactic acid can be derived from milk, after a steady process of fermentation. Lactic acid is a powerful exfoliant and is featured in many skin care products.
Making your Mask:
Step One: Steam 1/2 cup of pumpkin and allow to cool, once cool mash your pumpkin till smooth with a fork.
Step Two: Add a table spoon of rolled oats.
Step Three: Add a teaspoon of Honey.
Step Four: Add a table spoon of full cream milk and mix all together. Ta-da! A natural pumpkin face mask which will leave you glowing.