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Friday, October 22, 2010

Pumpkin Head in VA!!

Today I am leaving for a girls weekend with the girls from church. I wanted to treat the girls to something fun so I thought I would bring all my nail polishes and makeup.  I too wanted to do something fun that too would represent this time year..what better way then a pumpkin mask! Pumpkins aren't just for carving and pit.  You can use pumpkin puree as an effective exfoliating mask to cleanse and rejuvenate your skin..  I thought I would share the recipe..Enjoy!

Harvest pumpkin exfoliating mask

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon green tea, brewed
  • 2 teaspoons pineapple, diced
  • 4 Tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons aloe vera gel
  • 1/2 teaspoon sunflower oil (olive or canola oil may be substituted)
  • 4 teaspoons cornmeal
  • 4 drops cinnamon extract (optional)

Directions


  1. Steep green tea in boiling water. Set aside to cool.
  2. In blender or food processor, puree pineapple and place in medium-sized mixing bowl.
  3. Add pumpkin, honey and aloe. Mix well.
  4. Stir in sunflower oil, green tea and cornmeal. Reserve remaining green tea for another use.
  5. Add cinnamon. Stir.
  6. Apply small amount of pumpkin mask to cheeks, forehead chin and neck.
  7. Massage in circular motions gently buffing skin. Repeat.
  8. Apply more product as needed.
  9. Leave a thin layer of pumpkin mask on face and neck for 15 to 20 minutes.
  10. Rinse with tepid or cool water and pat dry with soft towel.
  11. Follow with appropriate moisturizer for your skin type.
  12. Store remaining mask covered in refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Makes two applications

2 comments:

  1. This turned out to be wonderful. The skin felt so smooth and wonderful after.

    ReplyDelete

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