I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoying family and good food!
Once the holiday festivities have died down, you might find that your left-overs are good for more than just brown-bag lunches. Here are some DIY recipes by Erika Katz that you can make with simple ingredients around the house and from your Thanksgiving dinner.
Pumpkin Facial Mask
- This recipe is full of exfoliating enzymes that will brighten your skin, giving you a healthy, refreshed glow. Pumpkin is also rich in vitamin A, which can help heal skin and repair damaged tissue. The antioxidant properties of the vitamin A will also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- 2 tsp canned pureed pumpkin
- 1/2 tsp honey
- 1/4 tsp heavy
- whipping cream
- To Make: Mix all ingredients together and apply to face. Leave on for 10 minutes then rinse thoroughly.
Clementine Hand Scrub
- Skin often gets dry and brittle from the cold winter so I make a gentle orange hand scrub. Oranges are rich in vitamin C and Alpha Hydroxy acids and help to remove the dead skin. The honey and olive oil help moisturize the skin. The baking soda acts as a gentle exfoliant.
- 1 tbs clementine juice
- 1 tbs honey
- 1 tbs sugar
- 1 tbs olive oil
- To Make: Mix together all ingredients and then gently wash your hands with the scrub.
- Cranberry juice helps detoxify the skin and is particularly useful for those who are acne-prone or suffer from psoriasis or have oily skin. In addition cranberries help reduce skin inflammation, redness, and itchy, irritated skin.
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 1 cup seedless red grapes
- 2 teaspoons grapefruit juice
- 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
- To Make: Mix ingredients until it becomes a paste. Cover and refrigerate for 45 minutes to let the mixture thicken. Remove from the fridge and let sit for about 10 minutes.