In between rushing around trying to get your home ready for the holidays, preparing for guests, and whipping up delicious dishes, you face the very real possibility of burning out at the end of the day. Well this holiday season, you are in for a treat! If you’re worried about what to do with all the leftover Thanksgiving food and your fridge is at full-capacity, you can whip up some tasty (and effective) Thanksgiving leftovers face masks.
You’ve had your hands full with the chaos of the holidays, so why not take a little break for some much needed relaxation? The beauty about these do-it-yourself facial masks and scrubs is that they’re quick and easy since you already have the ingredients. Whether your face is feeling tired and puffy or you need to soothe any stress-induced breakouts, there’s no need to run out to the store to spend money on expensive products. The vitamins and nutrients in these ingredients from your Thanksgiving leftovers will have you back in tip-top condition in no time.
1. Pumpkin Spice Face Mask
Pumpkin is undoubtedly the go-to for all things autumnal. There is a very good chance you will have pumpkin, in some form, leftover after Thanksgiving. You can put all of that gourd goodness to use with Hello Natural’s pumpkin spice face mask recipe.
2. Anti-Aging Cranberry Facial Mask
If you thought cranberries were just for sauces and decorations, think again. According to The Beauty Bean's cranberry facial mask recipe, the fruit's antioxidant properties help reduce redness and clarify your skin naturally.
3. Frozen Coconut Oil Face Mask
If you live anywhere near a Trader Joe’s or a Whole Foods, you probably have some of this leftover in your cabinet after your holiday cooking sesh is over. Aunt Peaches’ coconut oil face mask should rehydrate your skin after a tiring day.
4. Cucumber, Honey, & Oat Face Mask
If you’re like me, I have leftover cucumbers from a veggie tray, honey from baking, and oatmeal from adding it to thicken up dishes. This cooling facial mask from Back To Her Roots is a great way to get in a little me time.
5. Egg White Facelift Mask
Chances are, if you did any kind of baking during the Thanksgiving break, you used eggs in at least a couple of your recipes. Since eggs don’t have the best shelf life, why not do a quick and refreshing mask? This egg white facial treatment from Hello Natural will have you feeling bright and tight.
6. Pore-Tightening Wine Facial Mask
I know what you're thinking: When is there ever leftover wine? Well all you need is one teaspoon, so it could be from what's left in a bottle or even from some cooking wine. The Beauty Bean's pore-tightening wine facial mask is sure to perk you up from the festivities of the night before.
7. Calming & Color-Correcting Mashed Potato Face Mask
You might think this one is too good to be true, but Shape magazine says otherwise! Spa director Cara Hart shared her super simple mashed potato mask with Shape and said that potatoes can actually reduce puffiness, lighten under-eye circles, and even out skin tone! This sounds perfect for some post-holiday beauty time.