DIY Fall Pumpkin Face Mask

DIY Fall Pumpkin Face Mask

Starbucks just started selling their hugely popular Pumpkin Spice Lattes again, which can only mean one thing-- fall (or at least people's cravings for fall products) is here!  

As the seasons change, I always notice my skin changes too. Slightly dry after a summer full of beach days, and in need of some serious love before the frenzy of holiday parties begins. One of my favorite DIY face masks is perfect for this time of the year. I found this recipe in Vogue and added a few extra ingredients I know and love to brighten my skin! It’s quick and easy and much cheaper than getting a full facial at the spa.

You need: 
• 1/2 cup fresh pumpkin pulp (you can also used canned from Trader Joe’s)
• 2 eggs
• 2 teaspoon almond milk (for dry or combo skin)
• 1 teaspoon honey (for dry skin)
• 2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar or cranberry juice (if you have oily skin)

Purée the fresh pumpkin pulp into a thick paste in your blender or food processor. Add the egg to bind the pastes. If your skin is dry, stir in a splash of omega-rich almond milk and the honey (I love this one.) . For oilier complexions, instead stir in apple cider vinegar or cranberry juice to eliminate greasiness. 

Mix well. 

Apply the mask, leaving it on for 15-20 minutes, depending on your skin sensitivity. 

Rinse with cool water and moisturize as usual. I strongly suggest lathering up your skin with pure coconut oil (more on coconut oil here) overnight. Trust me, you will see glowing results in the morning! 

As a dancer, Keltie Colleen appeared with the famous Radio City Rockettes and on tour with artists like Taylor Swift, Fergie and Beyoncé. Now a correspondent for CBS’s Omg!Insider, Keltie has interviewed dozens of established and aspiring rock stars, TV personalities and celebrities with her characteristic charm and cheeky personality. Her popular blog, and her book, Rockettes, Rockstars and Rockbottom, have been read by millions. She is a tireless and passionate supporter of To Write Love on Her Arms, a non-profit organization that aims to help young people dealing with self-harm, suicide and depression.