It's not hard to believe eggnog would be good for your face — all that creamy, sugary goodness screams "exfoliating face mask," IMO. Consumers seem to only want drink it during the holidays, but us DIY facial lovers can enjoy the hair and skin benefits of eggnog all year round. Each ingredient in eggnog comes with its own set of benefits: Eggs are loaded with vitamins A, D, and E which can slow down signs of aging and, according to sources at Livestrong, eggs can tighten pores. Milk contains lactic acid and hydroxy acid which is super beneficial to acne sufferers. Even the bourbon in your spiked version can be used as a skin treatment! Bourbon contains folic acid and naturally antiseptic properties that are amazing at removing excess oil. Yes, your skin can get drunk without ever looking hungover.
There is nothing about eggnog that sounds remotely appetizing to me. Drinking eggs, heavy cream, and sugar? No, thank you, I'll take my bourbon neat with a water back please. However, when you remove the sugar and heavy cream from the ingredient lists, eggnog can actually be a bomb facial that will tighten your pores and salvage your beautiful face from the woes of acne. Yes, y'all, I'm about to try and sell you on putting eggnog on your face because these anti-inflammatory properties are naturally effective. Fellow egg-not haters, get on my level.
You're better off making your own eggnog at home than purchasing one in a store, since processed sugar isn't an ideal natural skin remedy. Lucky for us, eggnog is super easy to make and it won't feel like you've been on a spending spree after you purchase all the ingredients. Try these eggnog DIY ideas to truly experience America's love of eggnog.
1. Eggnog Base
You can start your experience by making your own eggnog. Slowly heat your milk then add a whisked egg. Next, add in your spices: Nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla essential oil are great additions to your new mask. Avoid adding more than a teaspoon of bourbon so you don't dry out your skin.
2. Eggnog Hair Mask
If you're wondering if you should put eggnog in your hair, the answer is absolutely YES. To give your locks a delicious taste of eggnog, apply directly to damp locks for about 15 minutes. If your hair runs on the dry side, make a virgin eggnog and then rinse well with lukewarm water.
3. Eggnog Facial Exfoliate
This eggnog recipe is a delicious way to start your day and any beauty new year's resolutions. Just blend together half a cup of eggnog and two tablespoons of oatmeal. I like to blend oatmeal recipes because it breaks down the larger grains for a gentle exfoliating experience. Apply on damp, makeup free skin for about five minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.
4. Eggnog Body Scrub
Treat your entire body to pleasure of a tall glass of eggnog by adding brown sugar and a touch grapeseed oil to your eggnog. Store your new scrub in the 'fridge because you'll definitely want to be using this body scrub a couple times each week to remove dead skin cells and soften dry skin.
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