Thanksgiving Food Staples That Are Also Awesome For Your Skin
Thanksgiving is right around the corner. As the winter rolls in, we often avoid excess trips outside, aside from work, less known one extra trip to the spa.
However, you can still rejuvenate your own skin with a few of these Thanksgiving food staples.
So stock up this holiday and get ready for a pleasant treat for your face with the following three recipes.
Sweet Cranberry Mask
Cranberries can complement more than turkey and dressing. It has anti-aging properties that reduce the formation of wrinkles and fine lines in your face. This small acidic berry is one of the popular super foods. It is rich in nutrients such as vitamin’s C, B3, and B5 and has a high concentration of antioxidants.
- ½ cup organic oatmeal
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 1-2 tablespoons of cranberry juice
- ½ – 1 cup whole cranberries (adjust as needed)
- 1 teaspoon raw brown sugar
Mix all ingredients in a food processor until it forms a paste. Adjust the cranberry juice and whole cranberries as needed.
Creamy Pumpkin Facial
Thanksgiving brings about lots of pumpkin recipes. From pumpkin pies, cheesecakes, and stews, here is a recipe your skin will love. Pumpkin works well on all skin types. It is rich in vitamins A, C, and Zinc. It helps heal and soothe the skin and has plenty of antioxidants. The beta-carotene in pumpkin is an excellent moisturizer.
- ½ cup can pumpkin (organic if you can find it)
- ½ cup of coconut or regular milk (heavy cream for dry skin)
- ½ teaspoon of honey
Whip all the ingredients in a blender. Add a bit more pumpkin if you’d like to make a thick paste.
Whipped Sweet Potato Mask
Many thanksgiving tables are full of candied yams, sweet potato soup, sweet potato casseroles, sweet potato pies, and the list goes on. Keep a few cups handy to make this healthy mask.
You may have heard to put a potato slice on your eyes to help reduce puffiness. This is because sweet potatoes contain anthocyanin, an anti-inflammatory property, and vitamins A, C, and E. It helps rid wrinkles and dark circles from your eyes as well. Sweet potatoes work excellent as a skin moisturizer also. So applying this once a week will nourish your face during the winter.
- 1 medium to large sweet potato
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon of organic yogurt
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of honey
Boil the potato until it is tender or place in the microwave. Peel off the skin and slice it a few times. Throw it into a blender or whip with a hand mixture. Add the egg, yogurt, cinnamon, and honey. Blend well until it forms a creamy texture.
Each of these recipes will relax and rejuvenate your skin. After a long day at work or preparing your thanksgiving holiday meal, slip in a steamy bath with one of the above masks on your face. Leave it on for 15 minutes or so and rinse off well with warm water.