Halloween beauty treats: 10 pumpkin cosmetic masks for every skin problem
There's beauty in everything, even in the horror holidays and that's why I'm suggesting you have another approach on Halloween.
Instead of making endless research for the ugliest makeup you can get in order to be unforgettable, you'd better treat yourself with pumpkin in order to improve the beauty of your skin. This is a really nice and authentic way to spend the Halloween days, isn’t it? And you know why? Because of pumpkin, this autumn symbol, is a rich source of beta-carotene, potassium, and vitamins A, C and E and it's considered this season's beauty essential.
So let’s start with this home-made beauty treats guide! Here’s a list with 10 most appreciated cosmetic masks with pumpkin, which are as efficient as professional cosmetics if you make them and use them right.
1. Cosmetic mask for irritated skin
We have to admit that all of us, no matter how beautiful we are, had our skin irritated for one reason or another, at least one time in our lives. And this usually happens during the cold seasons. But you know what? We have pumpkin for this. The pumpkin pulp has miraculous calming effects, especially when mixed with clay and chamomile tea. So let’s make a boo-hoo mask! Boil the pumpkin pulp until you get a thick paste and mix it with one teaspoon of clay and chamomile infusion. Apply it one time on your face and the irritations and the smarting pain will go away. Apply it twice a week, for one month, and you’ll get rid of irritations forever.
2. Anti-acne cosmetic mask
Another magic element in pumpkin is zinc, an ally in the fight against acne. You can get maximum effect if you combine its pulp with honey and green tea infusion. Apply this natural cosmetic mask on your face and let it do its job for about 15 minutes, then rinse with water… and say bye-bye to acne! Another one bites the dust!
3. Moisturizing mask for all skin types
This time, use fresh pumpkin seeds! Peel some, crush them, add some milk and mix until you get a paste, then sweeten it with a spoon of honey. This recipe looks like a delicious sweet dish, but it’s actually a very moisturizing appetizer for any skin type, just perfect during the cold season. Pumpkin seeds have a high concentration of magnesium and nutritive oils which deeply nourish the skin.
4. Beauty masks for sensitive skin
When it comes to the cold season, the first to suffer is the sensitive complexion.That's why it needs more of your attention and enough beauty treats. Yet again, pumpkin puree can be very efficient. Add some oatmeal, green tea infusion and honey over the pumpkin pulp, mix, and the puree is done. Use it once a week for one month and your complexion will get healthy over the winter.
5. Homemade mask for oily skin
As I said before, there’s a pumpkin meal for every skin. The oily one gets a pumpkin and tomato freshly squeezed juice recipe. Apply this puree all over your face and give your complexion 15 minutes to feel its taste and its benefits. Rinse with warm water and give it a simple, healthy, 5 minutes desert, at the end: honey. Apply it on your face for maximum moisturizing effect! That was a healthy dinner.
6. Face mask for dry skin
Prepare it from pumpkin pulp, avocado puree (use a ripe fruit and smash it with a fork) and milk. Mix all these ingredients until you get a homogeneous paste that you apply on your deeply cleansed complexion. Wait 15 minutes, and then rinse with water. Your skin will look smooth and healthy. No dryness effect!
7. Cosmetic mask against clogged pores
The pumpkin juice is used as a detoxifying agent and it can also have great results in cosmetic masks meant to evacuate the clogged pores from your face. Make a magic potion of it by adding some honey and two teaspoons of clay. This is a 100% natural treatment against clogged pores.
8. Natural mask against dark circles
Dark circles are actually a perfect element for your Halloween makeup, but not a nice one for your daily look. Instead of using them for your horror look, fight them with pumpkin! I cannot say that you will get rid of them completely, but you will definitely make them fade away for a while. Mix some freshly squeezed pumpkin juice with some cucumber juice, milk and potato puree and apply this mask immediately on the area around your eyes. You'll see an improvement in your skin texture and aspect.
9. Beauty masks for normal and combination skin types
Mix some pumpkin puree with fresh citrus juice made of lemons, oranges, and grapefruit and apply this mask all over your face and décolleté. After 15 minutes, remove it with warm water. If you treat your skin with this autumn cocktail twice a week, it will look younger, firmer and lighter.
10. Rejuvenating mask for normal skin
Go into the kitchen again and prepare a healthy recipe for your skin! Chop one cucumber into small pieces and mix it with pumpkin juice. Homogenize this paste using an egg white and here’s your rejuvenating mask! Use it all over your face and feel good! Halloween can be really fun!