Turn Thanksgiving Leftovers into Beauty Treatments
Use that extra butternut squash, mashed potatoes, cranberries, and pumpkin pie to reduce wrinkles, firm your skin, and rejuvenate dry winter hair
Although your Turkey Day dinner table holds the power to add a pound (or two) to your figure, it also holds the power to brighten your skin, soften your hair, and tighten pores.
It’s true: Many common Thanksgiving ingredients—and even some complete recipes—can double as DIY beauty treatments. So this year when you say no to seconds, you’ll both save calories and have more leftovers to turn into all-natural masks, scrubs, and soothing bath soaks. Whip up these recipes for smooth, glowing skin and soft, shiny hair.
Surprise! White taters may have a poor rep when it comes to their nutritional standing, but they're a powerhouse when applied to your mug. “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.