Celebrate the start of PSL season with this DIY mask that will slough away dead cells for brighter, younger-looking skin.

By Kylie Gilbert

Pumpkin spice season is already here and ICYMI, the squash can be just as amazing for your skin-care routine as it is in your latte. "Pumpkin has naturally occurring AHAs-alpha hydroxy acids-which helps to promote increased cellular turnover, along with the antioxidants vitamin A and vitamin C that both help with free radical damage and collagen production," Mona Gohara, M.D., an assistant professor of dermatology at Yale University, told us previously. (Get the full scoop here: The Best Pumpkin Beauty Products Because PSL Season Really Is Here)

While there are plenty of new skin-care products to scoop up for these anti-aging benefits, you can also make your own at home with ingredients you likely already have on hand. FYI, you're probably used to baking with them, but these beauty ingredients work wonders externally, too. This DIY mask combines good ol' canned pumpkin puree, plus cinnamon and raw honey-which both fight acne-causing bacteria. The final ingredient that balances the mixture is super-moisturizing olive oil. (Related: Make This DIY Olive Oil Face Mask the Next Time You're Winding Down)

To make this pumpkin spice exfoliating face mask: Add pumpkin puree, ground cinnamon, raw honey, and olive oil into a small mixing bowl. Stir to thoroughly combine.

Massage into skin, let sit for roughly five minutes, then rinse.

The result? Soft, exfoliated skin that's younger-looking and breakout-free. Apply all season long for glowing skin-and feel free to use your leftovers to make these pumpkin spice mini muffins.

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