PROBIOTIC PUMPKIN ENZYME MASK

PROBIOTIC PUMPKIN ENZYME MASK

This mask is a lovely, gently exfoliating treatment. Pumpkin is a great source of exfoliating enzymes and skin-loving beta carotene. I’ve added cultured dairy for biome-balancing probiotics, calming milk proteins, and exfoliating lactic acid (AHA). Of course you’re welcome to sub in a non-dairy milk, but you won’t get the same probiotic benefits, so if dairy isn’t your thing you’re welcome to skip the cultured dairy altogether, or sub in amazake (a delicious sweet rice ferment). Nutmeg is a gentle brightening, calming, clarifying spice. Clove is clarifying and wound healing. Ginger calms inflammation as it warms, energizes, and stimulates circulation- bathing cells in rejuvenating oxygen and nutrients. 

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tsp Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 tsp Cultured Sour Cream (dry skin), or Cultured Buttermilk or Kefir (combination-to-oily skin)
  • 1/8 tsp Nutmeg powder (brightening)
  • 1/8 tsp Clove powder (clarifying), optional
  • 1/8 tsp Ginger powder (energizing & oxygenating), optional

METHOD

  1. Mix all ingredients together and stir well to incorporate spice powders.
  2. Apply a thin layer with clean fingertips or a mask brush.
  3. Leave on for 3-15 minutes, according to how your skin feels (if it's tingly, you can remove it at 3 minutes, if not you can leave it on up to 15 minutes).
  4. Remove with a warm compress, then splash your face several times with cool water.
  5. Follow with your favorite toner, serum, and moisturizer.

 

DISCLAIMERS

If your skin is very sensitive, please omit the ginger & clove as they may feel too stimulating.

You’re welcome to experiment with other pumpkin-y spices, but please let me warn you off of adding cinnamon (ouchie too spicy) or turmeric (stains the skin yellow).

If you’re thinking of subbing in clove, nutmeg, or ginger essential oils for the spice powders, don’t do it! I am side eyeing you so hard right now. I'm serious, do not do it.

 

 


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