Wednesday, October 28, 2009

trick or TREAT-pumpkin face mask!

No this isn't the spooky kind of mask, this is the make you glowing and smell like pumpkin bread kinda mask. I love the fall, like Halloween*, but I do not look forward to carving that darned pumpkin. It was fine when all was expected was just triangle eyes and a toothy smile with that handy aluminum serrated knife, but now there are booklets and multiple tools for this annual undertaking, that takes someone with the patience of an ice sculptor. So, I'll bake the squash, roast the seeds, make the pumpkin pie...wait no I won't make the pumpkin pie. Heck, i worked at a Marie Callender's for four years, sacrificing my Thanksgiving's to make an extra dime...I abhor pies.

SO... what was I to do with all that fibrous pumpkin mush? I'm sure there are less vain ideas, but today I wanted some serious halloween pampering. Even my mother-in law was in. Here's the recipe...


2 teaspoons raw pumpkin, pureed
one-half teaspoon honey (humectant, regenerative)
one-quarter teaspoon soymilk)

Optional Ingredients

For dry skin
One-half teaspoon brown sugar (exfoliates, moisturizes, alpha hydroxyl acid)

For oily skin
one-quarter teaspoon apple cider vinegar (tonic action promotes skin circulation; alpha hydroxyl acid; regulates pH).
-or-one-quarter teaspoon cranberry juice (high in antioxidants critically important to the utilization of essential fatty acids to maintain balanced, nourished skin.
Combine the ingredients for your face mask. Mix gently and apply to your face avoiding the eye area. Rest and relax for 10-15 minutes while your pumpkin pie face mask gently exfoliates, nourishes and conditions your face. Rinse with warm water and apply the appropriate moisturizer for your skin type.

*(except for the part where everyone dresses up in trashy lingerie-seriously why has halloween turned into who can dress the sluttiest instead of who can dress the spookiest?)

1 comment:

  1. I leave it to you to find the most organic beauty secrets one can find. I seem to remember your particulary creative hair conditioner using "tequila"....or was it eggs? Or maybe it was lemon juice to give us those natural summer highlights we were after? Any way, I love your blogs and you! Keep em' coming!