Thanksgiving Beauty: Anti-Aging Face Mask Made with CranberriesAbby Smith
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought it’d be fun to concoct a little recipe using the festive cranberry. Cranberries are incredibly healthy for your skin; they ‘re packed with antioxidants which help protect you from the forces of aging and disease. The articles here and here are fabulous if you want to know more about the little red fruit you’ll be passing around the dinner table in a few days.
This recipe will yield a few face masks, so put the leftovers in a little ziplock baggy for later use.
6 tbs freshly boiled and crushed cranberries
2 tsp lemon juice
3 tbs plain greek yogurt
1 tbs honey
You’re going to remove your makeup and place a warm washcloth on your face until it cools. Then apply your face mask and let it sit for 20 minutes or so. Remove the mask with a warm washcloth. This mask is going to leave your skin feeling radiant, soft and dewy. It really is a gentle face mask and feels so yummy. So before you throw out those leftover cranberries, make yourself a fresh little age defying facemask and relax for a minute.
What You’ll Need 1 of 4
First up is plain greek yogurt. Yogurt contains lactic acid which helps to smooth rough, dry skin and prevent premature aging by dissolving dead skin that accumulates in the pores. Greek yogurt is also packed with protein which helps the skin to really firm up and become more resistant to fine lines. Next we have honey. We all know that honey has fabulous antibacterial properties which makes it a great at-home treatment for healing acne. Cranberries are crammed with antioxidants which aid in fighting off those free radicals and slowing down aging. These little things are going to help your skin look young again. Last in the recipe is lemon -- Lemon is great for diminishing scars, age spots and healing acne. It's loaded with vitamin C and will also help even out skin tone. I told you- this mask's a good one!
Boil the Berries 2 of 4
When you boil the cranberries, just make sure not to stand too close to the stove, as they'll sometimes pop up out of the water. When they've boiled for a few minutes, just strain the water out and crush them up with a fork. Before adding them to my bowl, I scooped some of the large skins and just threw them away.
Mix It All Together 3 of 4
This is what your mask is going to look like when it's all mixed up.
Ahhhh! So Soothing! 4 of 4
Wash off your makeup, let the warm washcloth open up those pores and let the mask sit on your face for at least 20 minutes. It's such a soothing mask ... I hope you like it!
If you try this mask I’d love for you to tag me on instagram @twistmepretty! If you’re looking for another awesome mask, try my burning face mask out here! Want to get even more in the beauty zone? Learn to fix broken power here and get holiday updo ideas here!