Pumpkin Masks: Benefits and How to Make

Have you ever heard of pumpkin masks? The type of pumpkin that is an icon of Halloween is a fruit that is familiar in Indonesia. But of course pumpkin is better known as a fine meal than as a face mask ingredient. Pumpkin is usually eaten by boiling it, making it into compote filling, or turning it into a cake or pudding mixture.

Pumpkin has various health benefits such as sharpening eyesight, maintaining heart health, lowering blood pressure, preventing cancer, and increasing immunity. But who would have thought besides being good to eat and good for health, pumpkin also has many benefits for beauty.

Facial treatments using natural face masks are fairly safe and economical. Pumpkin can be one of your choices. Pumpkin is also very easy to get and the price is relatively affordable. What are the benefits of pumpkin masks for beauty?

Benefits of Pumpkin Masks

Before turning to how to make a natural mask from pumpkin, it's good you know the benefits of pumpkin mask for the following skin first!

1. Overcoming acne

The first benefit of pumpkin mask is that it can treat acne. Pumpkin contains a powerful anti-inflammatory agent to relieve inflammation, including acne. The content of vitamin E and vitamin C in pumpkin also helps relieve acne problems and provide nutrition to the skin.

2. Control excess oil

Acne problems often occur in people who have the character of oily skin. But even though it isn't covered with pimples, an oily face is still annoying because it can make a face look dull and make make up quickly fade into a face. The zinc content in pumpkin is very good to help control the excess oil production.

3. Moisturize the skin

Although it can treat oily skin, pumpkin masks will not dry out your skin. On the contrary, this one natural face mask can also overcome your dry skin problems. The content of antioxidants and vitamin E in pumpkin can help moisturize the skin. Moisturized skin will prevent you from dry skin that looks rough and dull.

4. Brighten the skin

Pumpkin contains enzymes that work like AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) which are often found in skin lightening products. Pumpkin mask will help to remove dead skin cells on the face. The buildup of dead skin cells is indeed one of the main problems of skin hyperpigmentation.

In addition, the content of vitamin E and vitamin A in pumpkin also helps the process of skin regeneration faster. In addition to a brighter face, routine use of pumpkin masks will also be able to disguise black spots on the face.

5. Fight the symptoms of aging

Symptoms of aging can come faster due to exposure to UV light and free radicals. Antioxidants derived from beta-carotene contained in the yellow pumpkin are effective to ward off free radicals and radiation due to UV rays. Various other vitamins and minerals in pumpkin also help the process of skin regeneration so that the skin is maintained its elasticity and suppleness.

How to Make Pumpkin Masks

You can get the benefits of pumpkin for beauty just by consuming it. But, if you want faster results and a direct reaction on your facial skin, then you can use a pumpkin mask.

How to make and apply a pumpkin mask:
  • Steam the pumpkin until cooked, then mash or blend the pumpkin until smooth.
  • Take 2 tablespoons of crushed pumpkin, then mix with 1 teaspoon of organic honey.
  • Clean your face as usual. Facial masks will work more effectively on clean faces.
  • Apply the face mask to the entire face using your hands or brush. Be careful when applying it around the eyes and lips.
  • Leave the mask on for about 20 minutes until it dries on the face.
  • Rinse face with warm water.

You can use this yellow pumpkin face mask two to three times a week. Use this mask regularly and feel the benefits on your skin after a few weeks. You can also intersperse treatment with this pumpkin with other natural treatments so that your skin health is maintained.

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