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.
Finally a good use for the veggie you hated as a kid (and may still wrinkle your nose at): These mini-cabbages are great for a taut face. “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.