We all know how incredibly detoxifying a good clay mask can be. They pull out toxins, reduce oil, help get out blackheads, and even minimize the appearance of pores. With so many types of clay to choose from, I’ve even taken up the art of multi-masking to reap the variety of benefits in one application. The only drawback of clay-based face masks is that they can be incredibly drying. Not so bueno for cold weather skin care.
Autumn is in the air, and with it comes that familiar wind chill that sucks the moisture right out of our faces. Don’t despair. Imagine a clay mask that is as hydrating as it is detoxifying. This pumpkin seed rosewater face mask delivers just that. It has all the detox power of your favorite clay mask, but will leave your skin feeling moisturized. Honey is a natural humectant, while pumpkin seeds are chock full of skin friendly vitamins and minerals like zinc, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C.
Pumpkin Seed Rosewater Face Mask
- 1/4 c pumpkin seeds
- 1/3 cup rosewater
- 1 tablespoon clay
- 1 tablespoon honey
Combine the pumpkin seeds and rosewater in a lidded container and place in the fridge to soak overnight.
The next morning, add the soaked pumpkin seeds and rosewater to a high speed blender along with the honey. Blend until smooth.
Transfer to a non-metal dish and stir in the clay using a non-metal utensil.
- To use, simply smooth the mask over your face in a generous layer, avoiding your eye area.
- Allow the mask to dry (this mask takes a little bit longer to dry out than others- about 30 minutes)
- Wash off with warm water and enjoy your new glow!
***this mask must be stored in the fridge and will last over a week there in an airtight container.
Source: Catching Seeds