When you’re sitting at the holiday dinner table, are you tempted to take that pumpkin pie and slather it all over your face? We are! Yes, we know this sounds strange, but we see food differently. Because what you put on your body is as important as what you put in it, we’ve played with food on our face, hands, and body to find natural, organic skin care options that are effective and skin-healthy.
So, if you’re looking for something different to do with holiday leftovers, or just looking to have some more fun this holiday season, here are some skin-healthy holiday foods that are ready-to-eat and ready-to-wear.
Pumpkin Mask: This moisturizing facial treat is great for face and body. So, if you have leftover pumpkin puree, then try using it as a mask. It’s rich in vitamins, including vitamins A and C, and exfoliate the skin, helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Also, pumpkin has zinc which can benefit acne-prone skin…another reason to enjoy this delicious skin feast.
Cranberry Mask: Have extra cranberries that didn’t make it into the cranberry sauce? Try this festive holiday leftover as a facial mask. Boil the cranberries as if making a cranberry sauce, but leave out the sugar. A good source of antioxidant vitamins A and C, cranberries contain fruit enzymes that help to exfoliate and slough dead skin cells, revealing younger skin. Don’t forget to let the cranberry mixture cool before applying on your skin.
Sweet Potato Eye Mask: We’ve all faced this. When you’ve stayed up too late and wake up with those unsightly dark under eye circles. Well, sweet potatoes to the rescue! These skin-nourishing roots are rich in antioxidant vitamins and potassium. Look refreshed for the next big event by placing some raw sweet potato slices under your eyes to rid those annoying under-eye circles and smooth fine lines. It’s a great pick-me-up!
Remember that whether you plan to eat or wear your food, it’s best to use natural, organic foods. And, when wearing your holiday meal is as fun as eating it, then you’re beginning to see food differently too. Here’s to healthy skin!