Happy Thanksgiving! As we find time to celebrate the holiday season, did you know that some of your favorite holiday foods make the best skincare treatments? We asked Maile Pacheco of beglammed to offer three DIY recipes for your at-home holiday beauty regimens. Enjoy!.
Recipe #1: Pumpkin Pie Facemask (For Conditioning and Exfoliating)
1 tablespoon pumpkin puree (natural vitamins condition and exfoliate the skin)
½ tablespoon plain Greek yogurt (hydrates, exfoliates, and soothes skin)
2 teaspoons honey (locks in moisture an eliminates bad bacteria on the skin)
½ teaspoon of cinnamon (clarifies skin)
Mix the ingredients in a bowl until well blended. Spread a thin layer of the mixture on your face and let it set for about 5 to 10 minutes. Don’t be freaked by the tingly feeling, that’s just the enzymes from the yogurt working to hydrate and gently exfoliate your skin. Rinse with warm water and moisturize.
Recipe #2: Sugar Plum Face Scrub (For Moisture and Hydration)
1 peeled plum (Vitamin A and C hydrate skin)
3 tablespoons pure granulated sugar (soft exfoliator removes dead skin and boosts clarity)
2 teaspoons honey (locks in moisture)
½ tablespoon plain Greek yogurt (hydrates & soothes skin and promotes new cell growth)
Remove the seed from the plum. In a food processor blend the seedless plum, honey and yogurt. Add sugar to the mixture and stir with a spoon three times. Gently scrub the mixture onto your skin and let it set for 5 to 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water. Follow with a moisturizer. Your skin will look refreshed and radiant and ready for your annual family portraits.
Recipe #3: Candy Cane Face Scrub (For Clarity)
2 tablespoons pure granulated sugar (soft exfoliator removes dead skin and boosts clarity)
6 drops of peppermint essential oil (brightens skin, absorbs excess oil, and tones skin)
3 tablespoons coconut oil (hydrates and soothes skin)
Work the mixture together and gently rub into you face and neck. Rinse with warm water and your skin will look clear and refreshed. Do this twice weekly as an acne scar treatment to clarify skin complexion.