Why eat pumpkin pie when you can put it on your face instead?
A skin and beauty expert talks about how you could use Thanksgiving leftovers as skincare products:
* Pumpkin pie: Pumpkin is a natural exfoliant, so mix your leftover pie filling or canned pumpkin with half a teaspoon of honey and a quarter teaspoon of milk for hydration, and use it as a facial mask.
* Jell-O molds: Freeze some pieces of Jell-O from the mold for 30-60 minutes and use them as an eye mask.
* Cranberry sauce: The juice from canned cranberry sauce (or the pulp from whole cranberries) can add "silkiness, softness, and luster" to your hair. Just mix one cup with one beaten egg yolk, two teaspoons sour cream, and one teaspoon potato flour. Then apply the paste to your hair and rinse.
* Mashed potatoes: Mix two cups with a cup of sea salt, a cup of aloe vera juice, and some scented oil if you like. Use it as a body scrub to help reduce that post-Thanksgiving puffy feeling.