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I may be jinxing myself but it sure has felt like fall around these parts lately. All this crazy rain we have been getting has made the skies super overcast and the temps drop and I am not complaining about it one bit!! Bring it on fall!!
I don’t know about you but for me fall means one thing and one thing only….PUMPKIN EVERYTHING!!! One might say that I am a little bit pumpkin obsessed…so much so that today I have rounded up a few of my favorite beauty products and created my very own DIY Pumpkin Facial!!
Break out the pumpkins and give me clear skin in the process!! HA!
But really though…there are a couple of day spas around me that offer pumpkin facials but I don’t always have the funds to indulge as often as I would like. Therefore I present to you, the DIY Pumpkin Facial! All of the products combined cost about the same as one pumpkin facial at a spa and you can get a ton of uses out of these products!!
To start our pumpkin facial first you need a clean face. I prefer to use this Smoothing Cream Cleanser from Garnier. I mentioned it in my favorite facial cleansers post a few weeks ago and for good reason. It really gets all of the makeup off your face and leaves it super clean and soft.
After I make sure my face is super clean and makeup free I apply a thin layer of Exfolikate by Kate Somerville and let it sit for a few minutes before washing it off. It contains lactic acid and fruit enzymes (including pumpkin!!!) and smells like a yummy pumpkin!!
Next up is the most important step…the pumpkin mask!! I recently got this Pumpkin Enzyme Mask from Peter Thomas Roth and am a little bit obsessed with it. This mask exfoliates with Pumpkin Enzyme, peels with Alpha Hydroxy Acid, and polishes with Aluminum Oxide crystals. The Pumpkin Enzyme is a natural enzyme and gently digests dead surface skin cells. The Lactic Acid peels away dull surface cells revealing a fresh, youthful radiance. And the Aluminum Oxide Crystals are the same crystals used in microdermabrasion treatments…they provide an effective physical exfoliation to polish skin, rejuvenating the appearance of a lackluster complexion. So overall it’s a pretty fabulous mask. It also smells just like pumping pie!! YUM!!
My only warning/advice when doing this facial is for you to know that you should probably wait a few minutes in between the exfoliator and mask because both are pretty strong. I applied the mask right after the exfoliator and it burned. But only for a minute and then I was fine.
After the mask has worked it’s magic I gently wiped it off and then applied a thick moisturizer and I was done! I can honestly say that this at-home facial is one of my faves. My skin was super soft and clear for more than a week after. People kept asking me what I had done differently to my skin and I bragged on the facial!! It really works!!
So if you love pumpkin products as much as I do then I suggest you should try this at home facial!!
Do you love all things pumpkin??
Have you had a pumpkin facial??
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