There’s nothing better than making a beauty routine right from the contents of your kitchen. Not just right from your kitchen, more specifically, right from your own fridge. What’s not to like? It’s chemical free, made from products that you are familiar with, and 100% natural.
And what’s a better time to whip up a DIY beauty ritual than Fall? This season is ripe with food that are just bursting with beauty potential.
Cranberry Face Mask
High in anti-oxidants and hailed as a super food, cranberries are a perfect base for an amazing face mask that will firm and cleanse your skin.
How To: In a food processor, blend 1/2 cup of boiled cranberries (Do this by taking whole cranberries and cooking them in a pot with about 1/2 cup of water until soft to the touch. Strain from the water and set aside to fully cool) and 1/2 cup of unsweetened greek yogurt until smooth. Then, like any face mask, apply to your skin and rinse off in about half an hour (or until your favorite show is over!)
Sweet potato Eye Mask
With it’s high levels of beta-carotene and vitamin A, sweet potatoes are ideal for lightening those dark circles under those beautiful eyes. (Don’t worry, hun, we all are cursed with them during the colder months)
How To: Taking a ripe sweet potato – it would be best if you were to use a slightly overly ripe sweet potato due to the fact that it’s releasing more ‘beauty’ vitamins into the flesh – slice the potato clean in half long ways. Then, cut two slices from the largest part of the potato, which should look like semi-circles. Lean back/lay down and place the slice under your eyes, removing after the slice begin to lose their moisture.
Fig Face Scrub
Those tiny seeds have more purpose than getting stuck in your teeth! They’re perfect for removing dead skin- yes we all have some- in a fashion much gentler than those bready, gritty, face scrubs you find in convenience stores. Bonus! Oozing with B vitamins, figs are a great facial scrub for acne prone skin, so no worries about clogging any pores!
How To: Take five plump, OVERLY RIPE, figs and remove the flesh and seeds from inside. Place the flesh and seeds in a bowl, adding 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 1 tsp of honey, and 2 tbsp of greek yogurt. Mix the contents together until everything is fully incorporated. Use as you would any face scrub!