Why You Should Put Eggnog On Your Face

By Alexis Wolfer

It’s rare someone emails me with a DIY beauty recipeΒ I haven’t heard of but that’s exactly what happened when Danaye Maier, co-host of Calgary’s Virgin Morning Show, emailed me yesterday about putting eggnog on her face – and wanting to know my thoughts on it…

I called in to their show yesterday morning to chat about this, but for all of you without access to that interview, here’s what I had to say about putting eggnog on your face…

The short of it: do it!

But with some caveats…

First of all, if you’re going to whip up some eggnog specifically for your face, skip the sugar and the heavy cream, they’re unnecessary editions.

Second, (also dependent on your DIYing with this, and not drinking it) tweak the recipe for your specific skincare concerns, adding more or less of the ingredients to better target your own goals.

So, why is eggnog on your face a good idea?

Well, because all the ingredients work together to make for an anti-inflammatory DIY facial that’s great for calming irritation and blemishes, tightening pores and fine lines, and generally making skin look and feel smoother and more radiant.

The egg yolks are high in vitamin A, which is great for encouraging cell turnover (important for both younger looking skin and pimple-free skin); egg whites tighten pores and fine lines; milk is packed with lactic acid and fat to gently exfoliate your skin and hydrate, respectively; nutmeg is anti-inflammatory; and alcohol is a great antiseptic!

Need an eggnog recipe?

Try this one from Martha Stewart…

6 large eggs, separated
3/4 cup superfine sugar
2 cups whole milk
3 cups heavy cream, plus more for garnish
1/2 cup bourbon, preferably Maker’s Mark
1/4 cup dark rum, preferably Mount Gay
1/4 cup Cognac, preferably Remy Martin Grand Cru
Freshly grated nutmeg, for sprinkling

Beat yolks in a very large bowl until thick and pale. Slowly beat in sugar. Whisk in milk and 2 cups cream. Mix in bourbon, rum, and Cognac. Cover, and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Just before serving, beat whites until stiff peaks form. Fold whites into eggnog. Whisk remaining 1 cup cream until stiff peaks form, and fold into eggnog. (Alternatively, you can fold half the whipped cream into eggnog, and top with remaining half.) Sprinkle with nutmeg.

Drink up. And then put it on your face ;)

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