We all love to try the next best beauty product, but what exactly is in those products? Let’s have a “Holiday Beauty Bake” with an assortment of baking ingredients common in holiday cookies and beauty products that utilize those ingredients in their formulations.
It’s a Glam Thing’s Annie Hatcher explains why these ingredients that line the grocery stores baking aisles work well in our skin care products.
Nutmeg- can help you achieve smoother and healthier skin by helping treat several skin problems. It can help eliminate blackheads and unclog pores.
Lemon- Lemon juice can help diminish the appearance of scars and age spots. Is also a great natural treatment for acne and the removal of blackheads. Lemon juice is also a great exfoliator if you have oily skin.
Peppermint- Menthol in peppermint oil cools tired skin, brightens dull skin and helps to control excess oil production. By controlling and eliminating excess oil on the skin, peppermint oil can help prevent acne and clogged pores.
Chocolate- Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants that can help smooth out wrinkles and soften the skin. It makes a great exfoliator that will help remove dead skin cells. Chocolate is also a great moisturizer and can help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Vanilla- Vanilla has natural anti-aging qualities. It also makes for a great moisturizer that will help rejuvenate the skin and making it feel soft. Sugar- It is a safe and natural exfoliator that will help remove dead skin cells. Will not clog your pores. Will help eliminate blemishes and will help balance skin’s natural oils.
Some cosmetic and skincare companies who use these "baking" ingredients in their formulations include: