Pinterest Challenge: Pumpkin Facial Mask

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It’s time for a new Jen Nails It Pinterest Challenge!

If you are new to JENerally Informed let me take a minute to introduce you to what this is.

About 5 months ago I began a new series where I test out projects, crafts and DIY beauty treatments you can find on Pinterest. To date I have totally nailed a cute Santa picture of my baby, Avengers cupcakes and a full southern dinner (even though I’m a Hispanic girl). There was also the epic time this summer that I turned my feet smurfy blue with my Listerine foot soak.

It has been a few months and it is time for a new challenge! Aren’t you excited?

I have shared my love affair with pumpkin before during my Pumpkin Palooza, but I thought it was time to see what other things you could use pumpkin for besides cooking.

Recently my sister went to a beautician who told her that pumpkin is one of the best facial materials ever. Hmm this is very intriguing…

So off I went to find a recipe on Pinterest that I could use to make a facial.  It was a little difficult as there were quite a few variations on making this, but I found a fairly simple recipe that looked like it would work.

So let me introduce you to Jen’s version of a pumpkin facial mask!

Making this is fairly easy.

You need 1 tablespoon pumpkin (canned is fine)

1 tablespoon honey

Mix the ingredients together and apply to your face.

Let it sit for 10 or 15 minutes.

You might become bored while waiting, so I suggest applying it to your children’s faces. Of course making sure to document the experience with pictures.

After trying this we would have to say that I totally NAILED IT and this actually does work. My face feels soft and moisturized. So for any of you pumpkin naysayers out there, this ought to seal the deal, pumpkin is one of the earth’s most perfect ingredients!

If I were to do it again, which I will, I would add one 1/2 tsp Greek yogurt in order to have it more completely cover your face and stay there.  Plus the yogurt has more Alpha Hydroxy acids in it that would do nicely as a facial  treatment.

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  1. Okay, I must admit I’m conflicted right now…

    I like that you didn’t turn your face orange and respect that your skin is now softer than your little one’s bottom, but I’m also disappointed. I was really hoping, I mean expecting, I mean… I was kind of anticipating a fail, to be honest.

    Because seriously, who thinks to put pumpkin on their face? But look at you, being all helpful adding that tip about Greek yogurt – plenty of that on hand so I might as well try this, right?
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  2. Glad your face didn’t turn orange! Now speaking about a facial… is this suitable for combination skin? Because I could do with a facial but I really don’t want to wind up with acne or pimples which is why I don’t really do them!
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    1. Hey Ana… I can help out on this question! (Yay for feeling useful… hope you don’t mind, Jen). I used to work in the beauty industry and some of our products contained natural ingredients such as pumpkin. Pumpkin is great for combination skin because it’s a natural “Mattifier”… which in a nutshell means it helps aid in controlling oil and reducing facial shine… So this mask that Jen posted would be especially great to use during the warmer months, too– especially if you’re needing to wear foundation. Doing this mask, then applying a face primer and foundation, will keep your foundation stay put longer so you won’t sweat it off as easily. And I know it sounds like Honey wouldn’t be ideal to slather on combination skin, but it actually helps combat acne because it absorbs impurities from your pores. Hope this helps! :) (Also, I’m so trying this mask, Jen, thanks!)
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  3. Hi Jen, now that is one picture that wouldn’t have looked out of place in the Halloween #MommyReality! Homemade face masks always taste so much better than shop bought ones and I like the fact that you know exactly what goes into a homemade face mask.

    I didn’t know that pumpkin could be made into a face mask…And the left overs could always be made into a soup!
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      I made some of the face mask for my sister and she told me that she wanted to eat it because it smelt so good! We actually used the rest of the can, sans the honey add in of course, to make a pie last night. It was delicious!
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  5. This is pretty awesome! I may have to try this with my eleven year old who is hitting the acne stage. We both have combination skin, so knowing that it works for our skin too sounds great!

    Thanks for sharing #SHINEbloghop
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