When you think cranberries, you likely think of cranberry sauce, Thanksgiving side dishes and maybe even scones or juices. But, what you should be thinking about is your skin! Rich in antioxidants, cranberries are not only a great addition to our diets to help prevent diseases, but also great when applied topically to our skin to help ward off wrinkles, reduce redness and prevent any signs of skin damage.
To bring the benefits of cranberry to your skin today, use your leftover cranberries from your holiday recipes to whip up this anti-aging cranberry facial mask from Kayla Fioravanti, the Chief Cosmetic Formulator for Essential Wholesale.
Homemade Anti-Aging Cranberry Facial Mask
¼ teaspoon Green Clay
1 teaspoon Plain Yogurt
1 tablespoon Honey
¼ cup of cranberries
¼ cup cranberry juice
Blend the cranberries to a pulp. Mix in all other ingredients thoroughly. Apply to face and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly before toning and moisturizing as usual. If you would like your masque to be thicker, add more green clay. What you are left with is a radiant, exfoliated, hydrated, fresh face without spending the money on a professional facial.
Prefer to purchase your skincare products? Check out our favorite cranberry skincare products:
June Jacobs Creamy Cranberry Cleanser ($44 at zappos.com) is ideal for dry skin types. Plus, with its green tea, goji berry, pomegranate and grapeseed extracts, it packs quite the antioxidant punch!
Arcona Triad Pads ($30 at drugstore.com), with their cranberry milk-based formula, cleanse, tone and moisturize all at the same time. Keep these in your night table and you’ll never fall asleep without cleansing again.
Burt’s Bees Cranberry & Pomegranate Sugar Scrub ($13.00 at macys.com) brings affordable pampering to whole new level. The 100% natural cranberry seed and pomegranate oil blend exfoliates and hydrates for silky smooth skin left sweetly scented.