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Homemade Cranberry Apple Mask

DIY Spa Treatment: Good Smellin' Fall Cranberry Apple Mask

I love the cool weather smells of the season, and what can be more warm and enticing than cranberries and apples? The combo is also, incidentally, an excellent exfoliant for dry Fall skin, and I've got a DIY recipe featuring these two ingredients, to give you the best of both worlds. For a divinely scented kitchen and naturally glowing skin, check out this easy, three-ingredient mask from Narine Nikogosian's new beauty home remedy book Return to Beauty ($25), due out next month. To get the directions, just read more.

You'll need:
5 tablespoons dried or fresh cranberries
1 apple
1 tablespoon flaxseed oil

Instructions:

  • Boil the cranberries in a cup and a half of water for 10 minutes, then mash them up and let them cool. (Pop them in the fridge if needed).
  • In the meantime, grate the apple, mix it with the cooled cranberries, and add the flaxseed oil. Tip: You can just break open some flaxseed gelcaps to obtain the oil. Try Holista Flaxseed Gelcaps ($9).
  • Your mask is done. Put it on for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water and follow with your nighttime moisturizer.

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