Monday, May 23, 2011

Pumpkin Enzyme Masque - DIY

Do-it-yourself healthy masque; Pumpkin Enzyme. Great anytime of the year and for any skin type; especially mature and dry skin. A very relaxing masque Pumpkin's main ingredient is enzyme which helps fight dry air with Vitamins A and C, as well as zinc and beneficial alpha-hydroxy acids. If you use a pumpkin puree, you wont lose any essential enzymes during the canning process.
What you will need: 
1/4 c pumpkin puree
1 tbsp plain yogurt
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
3 tsp honey
juice of 1/2 lemon
Combine all above ingredients in blender or with wooden spoon. Apply a thick layer all over your face, be careful to avoid the eyes and mouth. Leave it on your face for about 10 minutes and then gently remove with a washcloth and warm water and maybe a cleanser for your skin type. For drier climates you might want to try this twice week.
Pumpkin Enzyme masques are also beneficial for exfoliating the surface skin (which is dead). You don't want the build up on your face with makeup, dirt and oils.

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