Beauty DIY: Cranberry Masque for Glowing Skin

So Thanksgiving is this week, and that can cause a lot of stress, whether you're cooking the big meal, hosting the dinner, or dealing with family. That stress can definitely show on your skin. Today I've got a quick masque that you can use before (and after) the guests arrive. This masque moisturizes and gives you glowing skin. I bet you already have the ingredients on hand, so carve out 15 minutes, get ready to relax, and let's make this masque!

N e e d:
  • 1/2 c washed, whole cranberries (I used organic)
  • 1 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • blender, small bowl, small spatula

D o:
  • Blend the cranberries, yogurt, and honey into a blender. It should blended to a pulp, just like in the first pic. It doesn't look appealing, but it works!
  • Pour into a small bowl. Apply to face and leave for 10 minutes. Wash away masque.
  • Keeps in fridge up to a week. 
T r y:
  • The cranberries give you that glowing skin, the honey moisturizes, and the yogurt moisturizes, helps prevent breakouts, and brightens skin.
  • If your skin is really oily, switch out the yogurt for clay. You can buy powdered clay from a health food store, or Queen Helen Mud Masque Pack. If using powdered, add 1/2 tbp. of filtered water or 100% pure cranberry juice.
  • Be sure to use yogurt that is Greek or not fat-free.
  • Try using a small hair highlighting brush, from the beauty supply store, to apply the masque.
  • This masque is edible, a little tart, but edible!
Here's another recipe to try with cranberries:

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  1. Looking yummy! I would eat it instead of putting on my face! :D


  2. I love super simple, natural beauty treatments like this one. If I can find some fresh cranberries I'm definitely going to give it a try!

  3. Oh wow - this looks so delicious. I want to eat it let alone use it as a mask. I will have to try this during my Xmas vacation :) That's when I have time to really pamper myself!x

  4. I've gotta try this one! What a great seasonal home spa treat! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

  5. I'll do it for sure, I'm sure it's a great and usefull masque!
    Xxx doll



  6. Thanksgiving should be that stressful! But in any case, that mask sounds very good and looks so as well!

  7. i was charged this year with making the cranberry sauce, so maybe i'll sneak a few away for myself to make this mask!

  8. Best thing about this masque, you can eat the leftover:D

  9. I bet this smells heavenly! I love that it's edible too hehe.

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  10. Really interesting.... I would like to try it!!!!
    Have a great start of the week doll!

  11. Sounds great... and its so festive!

  12. Wow, this looks amazing! Definitely going to have to try this!

  13. Lovely for skin


  14. Hmm... Maybe I can pop this mask on Wednesday night as I make my cranberry sauce? Two birds, one stone! :)


  15. Good enough to eat :) Thank you for the idea! x

  16. Love this recipe! There is antioxidants in those cranberries- perfect for your skin! XOXO, Sissi http://www.beauty4free2u.com

  17. This is where I admit I have SUPER oily skin and have never needed lotion or face masks, eh? Quite the opposite. Takes all kinds to make the world go round. ;)

  18. This looks great, I do need to try it out.

  19. I've been so stressed lately and this is exactly what I need. The stress is showing around my eyes and I hope this takes me back to my youth.

  20. You always share the best masques! I will definitely keep this one in mind! Thanks for sharing!

  21. This mask is simple and natural. I love everything that's in it. Thank you so much for sharing Elle! :)

  22. This looks so pretty! It would make a great Christmas gift for my co-worker who insists on all-natural stuff.

  23. Ooo I'm gonna have to try this one!


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