Turn those jack-o’-lanterns into beauty products.

There are so many reasons why you’ll need to pay extra attention to your skin this October. In the chillier months, you need nourishing ingredients to plump up your pores and with all the Halloween celebrations going on, your face will need a mask or two to prep and recover post-party. So sure, you could buy a pricey pumpkin enzyme mask or you could save your skin for free by mixing one up from ingredients you already have at home. We’ve whipped up a few DIY pumpkin beauty products that have a healthy dose of nutrients that’ll keep you glowing through fall. With vitamin A, C, and E, antioxidants, zinc, potassium, and fruit enzymes, pumpkin is a natural skin superhero. This easy-to-make pumpkin mask, pumpkin body scrub, and papaya and pumpkin enzyme mask will give you a luminous glow—you’ll never waste your extra jack-o’-lantern filling again.


Pumpkin Mask Recipe

For nourishing and detoxifying tired skin


Pumpkin Face Mask Benefits for Skin

Pumpkin contains vitamin A, C, and E, and antioxidants, which help fight sun damage and wrinkles. It also has fruit enzymes that help naturally exfoliate dead skin cells. Finally, it contains zinc and potassium to combat redness. Honey locks in moisture to keep your skin plump and glowing. Apple cider vinegar detoxes skin, reduces inflammation, and helps fight acne.



1 small slice of pumpkin (roughly ½ cup)

1 raw egg

½ teaspoon honey

½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar


How to Make a Pumpkin Mask

1. Puree the pumpkin in a food processor until smooth.

2. Add in egg, honey, and apple cider vinegar and blend.

3. Apply to your clean face.

4. Let it soak in for 15 to 20 minutes.

5. Rinse and apply your usual skin care products.

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Pumpkin Body Scrub

For gentle all-over exfoliation


Pumpkin Body Scrub Benefits for Skin

Honey moisturizes skin while the pumpkin’s fruit enzymes and brown sugar gently dissolves dead skin cells.



½ cup pureed pumpkin

½ cup organic brown sugar

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon honey

2 drops vanilla extract


How to Make a Pumpkin Scrub

1. Puree the pumpkin in a food processor.

2. Add in remaining ingredients and mix together.

3. In the shower or tub, apply the scrub on dry skin. Gently rub to exfoliate dead skin cells.

4. Rinse off the remaining scrub in the shower. Your skin will instantly feel smoother.


Papaya and Pumpkin Enzyme Mask or Peel

For gentle facial exfoliation and fading acne scars


Note: This mask also doubles as a peel that will gently exfoliate your skin. Be sure to do a test patch before you place the mask/peel on your face and only do this once a month. You may notice some pink skin after removing the peel due to an increased circulation. Don’t be alarmed. This is natural and should go away within 20 minutes.


Papaya and Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Benefits for Skin

Both papaya and pumpkin contain powerful fruit enzymes that naturally remove dead skin cells and get rid of blemishes, hyperpigmentation, and acne scars to reveal smooth, glowing skin.



12 ounce pureed pumpkin

1 papaya

1 egg


How to Make a Papaya and Pumpkin Enzyme Mask

1. Puree the pumpkin and the papaya (with seeds removed) in a food processor.

2. Mix the egg into the mask.

3. Apply the mask to a clean face. Leave on for 8 to 10 minutes.

4. Wipe off gently with a cloth and cool water. The water will neutralize the peel.

Your skin deserves to pampered. Whether you reap the detoxifying benefits of our pumpkin mask recipe, dissolve dead skin cells with our pumpkin body scrub, or fade acne scars with our papaya and pumpkin enzyme mask, your skin will be glowing…and not in a creepy way. Have some fun this Halloween with these fabulous DIYs!