Who Knew This Delicious Meal Could Also Be Beauty Treatments…..
Now that we are completely turkey’d out and probably don’t want to even look at a pumpkin pie…. we don’t have to trash those leftovers we can actually use them to beautify ourselves!
#1 Apple Cider
“Apple cider regulates the skin’s pH, plus it has high amounts of alpha-hydroxy acids that eat away at dead and dull skin.” The oats in the mask have natural cleansers called saponins that help remove dirt, oil, and other buildup, while the enzymes and vitamin C in the fresh lemon juice evens out skin tone and the brown sugar exfoliates.
3/4 teaspoon apple cider
3 teaspoons ground oats
3/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse brown sugar
Directions: Combine cider and oats in a bowl to form a smooth paste. Add lemon juice and sugar and stir to combine well. Apply to cleansed skin and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes to allow ingredients to work away at the top layers of the skin. Then rub in circular motions to promote circulation and help exfoliate off dull skin cells. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
“Potatoes are known for getting rid of acne, lessening wrinkles, de-puffing eyes, reducing the appearance of dark circles, and evening out skin tone,” says Cara Hart, spa director at Corbu Spa & Salon in Cambridge, MA.
Mashed potatoes (It’s fine if they contain butter, dairy, or seasonings)
Directions: Spread potatoes evenly over clean, damp skin and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and follow up with a moisturizer of your choice.
#3 Brussel Sprouts
“Brussels sprouts contain vitamin C, which has a firming effect, and egg whites can tighten and minimize the appearance of pores,” says Tyson Kim Cox, master esthetician at Nival Salon and Spa in Washington, D.C.
1 Brussels sprout, cooked
2 egg whites
Directions: Puree ingredients into a frothy foam in a food processor. Apply liberally to a clean face and leave on skin for at least 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
“Pumpkin is known to be a source of more than 100 beneficial vitamins and nutrients, including alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids, which have been shown to promote smoother, younger-looking skin by increasing the rate of cellular renewal,” says Golee Kheshti, aesthetician at Ona Spa in Los Angeles.
1 part pumpkin puree (It’s okay to use pie filling, as the sugar will exfoliate and any dairy won’t harm your skin)
1 part extra virgin olive oil
2 parts sugar
Directions: Mix all ingredients and apply to dry skin in circulation motions over your entire body, then rinse off in a warm shower.
Before you pour the rest of that uncorked bottle down the drain for fear it will only go flat, pour it into your bathtub. “The carbon dioxide in champagne tightens and constricts pores,” says Kristin Fraser Cotte, CEO and founder of the Grapeseed Company. And while Epsom salt detoxifies your skin in plain water, the bubbles in bubbly intensify the process, she adds.
1/2 cup Epsom salt
1 cup powdered milk
1 cup champagne
1 teaspoon honey
Directions: Combine salt and powdered milk in a bowl, then add champagne. Warm honey in the microwave for 30 seconds and add to the mixture. Pour into running bath water and, when the tub is full, soak for as long as you wish.
Now you will look great and save money while doing it!
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Posted By: Annie