This easy, DIY at-home pumpkin mask was featured in the October issue of Good Housekeeping magazine.

Created by beauty guru Erika Katz, this mask is full of exfoliating enzymes that brighten the skin so it won’t look the least bit scary this fall season. Katz, the author of "Bonding Over Beauty, A Mother-Daughter Guide to Self-Esteem, Confidence and Trust," explains why this simple do-it-yourself mask works: Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A, which is healing to the skin and is essential to maintain and repair skin tissue. It also helps reduce lines and wrinkles. Honey is a humectant. The cream moisturizes and helps soothe flaky skin.

Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons canned pureed pumpkin
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon heavy whipping cream

Directions
  1. Mix all ingredients and apply to face.
  2. Leave on for 10 min and rinse.

Erika Katz is a beauty writer and blogger. Using her experience in the beauty department at Seventeen and lessons learned through her work in television and modeling, Katz created a beauty guide that served as the foundation for her book, "Bonding Over Beauty, A Mother-Daughter Guide to Self-Esteem, Confidence and Trust."