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Cranberry and Grape Face Mask

Updated on September 30, 2013
Cranberry and Grape Face Mask
Cranberry and Grape Face Mask | Source

Fresh Fruit Facial Mask ~

Fabulous fresh fruit is back folks for this easy face mask you can whip up in a flash.

Cranberries are coming into season now as are grapes so a perfect time to give your skin a workout with fruit acids.

Always on the quest for interesting and useful ways of using fruits, I knew cranberries, one of my favorite juices, would be featuring with their many health benefits.

Delving a bit deeper, skin deep to be exact shows them to be loaded with antioxidants that skins never say no to. In fact they are one of the highest ranked fruits and veg in antioxidants with only blueberries topping them. Not bad for a small little berry!

Grapes, also known as the “Queen of fruits” are full of nutrients, vitamins and minerals that benefit skin hair and health making a deadly combination for a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance. Your skin will be glowing this autumn and winter with this fruity facial.

Cranberry Flower (Vaccinum oxycoccos)

cranberries are extensively grown in the cooler and temperate regions of northern hemisphere including North America, Northern Europe and Northern Asia.
cranberries are extensively grown in the cooler and temperate regions of northern hemisphere including North America, Northern Europe and Northern Asia. | Source

Cranberry and Yogurt Face Mask

Green Seedless Grapes

grapes are beneficial to skin, hair and health. No wonder they have the tradition of being brought to hospitals as a gift for patients.
grapes are beneficial to skin, hair and health. No wonder they have the tradition of being brought to hospitals as a gift for patients. | Source

Cranberry and Grape Face Mask ~

3/4 cup fresh cranberries

3/4 cup red or green grapes

1-2 tsp lemon juice

1 envelope unflavored gelatin or

1 tbsp unflavored powder gelatin

Blender

Small bowl

Method:

  • Add the fruits and gelatin to your blender and give it a blast on medium setting for 20 seconds.
  • When it forms a paste pour it into your bowl and cover for approximately 40 minutes in the fridge. This will enable it to thicken.
  • Remove and allow sit for 10 minutes.

To Apply:

  • Apply to a cleansed face free of make-up.
  • Pull hair off the face tie back or secure with clips, headband or shower cap.
  • Use a face mask brush or your clean fingers and apply on the face and neck avoiding the eye area.
  • Take some chill out time and lie down for 15 minutes, allowing time for the mask to work its magic. Have a refreshing glass of cucumber spa water and munch on a few grapes you have put aside.
  • Remove eye treatment by gently wiping around the eye with a dampened cotton pad.
  • Remove face mask with warm or tepid water.
  • Finish with a splash of cold water before patting the skin dry.
  • Apply your regular moisturizer and/or facial serum.
  • For the eyes, use an eye cream, eye gel or an eye serum for further benefits.
  • This recipe is fresh and designed to use immediately but keeping it a day I found was fine.
  • Use this twice to three times a month as part of your beauty treatment regime.

Black Grapes

Grapes come in three colors red, black or green
Grapes come in three colors red, black or green | Source

Moisture Surge

one of the most hydrating fruits
one of the most hydrating fruits | Source

Soothing Chamomile

tea infusions are easy and excellent for sensitive or inflamed skin
tea infusions are easy and excellent for sensitive or inflamed skin | Source

Bonus Treatment for Eyes ~

Avail of this time relaxing to give the eyes a rejuvenating treatment. Here are a few suggestions (pick 1) to have lined up:

Chilled Cucumber Slices –pop straight onto the eyelids to help reduce puffiness, dark circles and to add moisture to tired or dehydrated delicate skin tissue.

Cucumber Pulp or Juice – have this chilling in the fridge. For the pulp, add some under the eye area and soak 2 cotton pads in the juice, lightly squeeze out and apply on the lids.

Cold Chamomile Tea – soak two cotton pads in the tea, lightly squeeze some excess out and place over the eyelids for a soothing refreshing lift to tired eyes and puffiness around the eye area.

Used Green Tea Teabags - teabags or an infusion of cold tea, green tea is full of antioxidants which help protect and detoxify the eye area.

Astringent Lemon

so many benefits but avoid if highly sensitive skin.
so many benefits but avoid if highly sensitive skin. | Source

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Tips and Suggestions ~

If you have some left over why not use it as a hand or foot treatment to help exfoliate the dead skin cells. You could do these the following day if you wish.

Incorporate this for the feet with a rejuvenating foot soak followed by a massage oil or foot cream to keep the feet moisturized. For the hands you can follow with a nourishing hand treatment and one for those cuticles to keep your nails healthy.

For an added kick, choose seeded grapes and blend them too. Grapeseed oil is the wonderful oil extracted from the seeds. It moisturizes, minimizes skin aging, helps remove dark circles under the eye, is anti-inflammatory and tightens and the skin.

Slice a chilled grape in half and rub over the face if stuck for time or do it as you eat breakfast, then wash off after you have finished eating.

This leaves the skin feeling stimulated and refreshed. Quick simple and cheap! You could do likewise with a cranberry or two or three, they are small but try this for a boost to the skin with fruit enzymes.

Cranberry Harvesting (wet-picking)

near Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, USA
near Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, USA | Source

Grape Mask

Food for Thought . . . .

it is never too late or too early to start looking after your skin. When you think how visible our skin is why do we often neglect, mistreat and abuse it with chemicals, gardening without sunblock, washing hands in abrasive soaps or making unhealthy lifestyle choices? While there are over the counter products that claim to be the latest and greatest, the solutions are often way simpler.

It starts with a healthy diet, regular exercise and getting enough sleep. Those healthy ingredients such as fruits, vegetables, oils, nuts and herbs may be used outside in simple ways such as cleansers, toners, face scrubs and face masks. if it is good for our health . . . more than likely the skin will reap the benefits too. Cranberries, grapes and lemons are 3 such fruits and when combined are a powerhouse!

"Creating health awareness through homemade beauty solutions"

Author Info ~

Information on the author, her bio and full body of works available @ Suzie HQ

Credit to homesteadbound ~

All dividers used in this hub are used with permission granted on hub, Creating Dividers to Use on Your Hubs

© 2013 Suzanne Ridgeway

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      Kyriaki Chatzi 14 months ago

      How knew that cranberry was so beneficial for our face?

      I'll give this face mask a shot this weekend.

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      JR Krishna 2 years ago from India

      Looks like a good idea. photos are quite appealing and refreshing

      Feels like I have already worn a mask

      Voted up and shared

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Suzie, this is a great hub. I never heard of cranberry flowers and now know where they came from. Very useful and awesome to make your face mask with grapes. Voted up!

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      poetryman6969 3 years ago

      I have to imagine that some folks balk when you say: Here let me put some food on your face. Still, its good to see folks being able to do thing naturally at home.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi GTF,

      Thanks for that suggestion, what a good idea. My homemade beauty products board did start that way but i kept adding other articles I loved! Will set that up. Thanks for pinning! I have been taking a breather here after a busy year non stop writing and needed a chill out do other things, re-focus and hence I have been lax in my article posting but I am back Nov!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      Whenever I think of cranberries I think of freshness, not sure why, but I do. I bet this would do wonders for someone's face. Pinned. FYI, I love all your hubs and sometimes I don't comment, but I always pin them! I think you should start a group board in pinterest for your type of beauty products.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Crystal,

      I would in a flash but I have to replace my camera and then hopefully will have more of my own snaps! Thanks so much for dropping by and thanks for the vote up for my modelling skills!! LOL Appreciate you sharing on!

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      Crystal Tatum 4 years ago from Georgia

      Would love to see you modeling these treatments you write about in photos, Suzanne! This one sounds a bit messy, but very refreshing. Voted up as always and of course shared.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi LKMore,

      Lovely to receive your comment here. I know it is a bit of eating too! Glad you enjoyed and do have fun slathering it on if you get the chance! LOL

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Rajan,

      As always it is a pleasure to have you visit. Thanks for your supportive comment and it is a pleasure to share your works, they are so informative! Appreciate you linking back, it is an honor to be linked to your work my friend! Cheers for the thumbs up in votes, sharing and pin!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Rose,

      Great to see you are a cranberry fan, hope you try this easy mask out sometime! Appreciate your support as always!

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      LKMore01 4 years ago

      Do I eat it or slather it on my face? Let's do both! This looks and sounds like proper pampering SuzieHQ. The article was informative, vivid and refreshing.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Kathryn,

      How fortunate you are to have fresh cranberries on your doorstep! I thought the pics of the harvesting in Buzzards Bay were fascinating so included one. Rajan has a great one too in his article on cranberries. Glad you enjoyed all the tips and ideas,hopefully you may get to try this mask out sometime when you settle into your new place! So great hearing you secured 2 part-time jobs which I am sure will be a weight off your shoulders.

      Cheers for your lovely comment and support, great having you back!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Suzie you always provide excellent natural DIY recipes on skin care. And this is one more in line.

      Thanks for sharing my hubs in here. I'm truly honored. I'll be including links to this hub in my corresponding hubs.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, sharing, tweeting and pinning.

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      I love cranberries and can't get over how this is such a simple recipe. I'm sure that it smells and feels amazing! Thanks, Suzie!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I love it! I enjoy cranberries this time of the year, although I have to admit I don't usually buy fresh ones (which is a shame, because I live in Massachusetts, where many of them are harvested).

      The last photo you have (Buzzards Bay) is in the Cape Cod area, where I LOVE going on vacation!

      I enjoyed the face mask, as well as the bonus tips for the eyes, and even suggestions for the leftovers. I think that you think of everything! I also agree with Bill that this is visually appealing.

      Thanks for sharing this with us, and have a fantastic day!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Eddy,

      So good to get your vote of approval, glad you enjoyed this!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Carter,

      I did not realize how cranberries grew i have to say and that America were so dominant in the production. My brother can suffer too with hay fever as pollen counts soar so I sympathize. You may find the eye gel or eye cream with vitamin E and coconut oil good for irritation. Glad you enjoyed this recipe and the pics, appreciate your thumbs up my Aussie friend!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Another wonderful hub Suzie.

      Voted up for sure.

      Eddy.

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      Mary 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Oh Suz I love this whole hub..for so many reasons like the benefits of Cranberries I knew but that photo of their harvest was a real eye opener!! I had know idea that's how its done..and the mask is so simple even I can do it! Thanks for the tip re the green tea bags really needed that @ the moment cause it's timely for me over here in the middle of hay fever season, my eyes are constantly sore, that will help..exceptional photos Suzie they alone are worthy of reading this..gotta pin & lots of votes for another stellar hub..cheers

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Audrey,

      Many thanks! I'l take cool any day!! Appreciate it :-)

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Very cool!! You are wonderful!!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      As always, lovely to have your thoughts and comments. This was my last hub of my year with the AP (6 months on the program, 6 months after) and I managed to write 180 hubs which was my target from Day 1 so I am delighted! 15 hubs every month for 12 months. For me that was huge as a new writer so hearing you call me "Martha Stewart" is a compliment i don't forget, thank you! I would love to see the bogs in your area, Amazing how they are cultivated and harvested. Cheers for the votes shares and pins, have a great week my friend!!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Elizabeth,

      Love your visits. So glad you enjoyed this one! Something fun and seasonal to kick off the winter! Thanks for the commenting :-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Thelma,

      Glad you enjoyed this easy mask utilizing these three fruits. Love trying fresh recipes that you make as needed along with the ones with the shelf life. Cheers and have a great week!

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Another great hub Suzie. You really are on a roll. I think I've said it before but you are becoming the Martha Stewart of HubPages.

      We have a lot of cranberry bogs nearby on Cape Cod here. They are a sight to see. Voted up, shared, pinned, etc. Have a great week.

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      Elizabeth Parker 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Great job and well-written. Such informative hubs!

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Wonderful! This is another great beauty treatment created with love Suzie. I love your recipes. Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely days my friend;-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Janet,

      Something different but works well thanks to these skin loving fruits! Always keen to experiment! Appreciate your comment as always :-)

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      This sounds really refreshing with these awesome ingredients. You always find new combinations of ingredients. That's wonderful.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Abby,

      Good to see you again! Hope all is well with you and yours! Thanks so much for commenting, I know the feeling, edible is certainly a term you could use on this and some of the other recipes! Appreciate your enthusiasm and support as always :-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Leslie,

      Look forward to the book from you, you sexy lady! Great excerpts you gave on your website. Glad you enjoyed this and the other edible cosmetics! LOL Maybe that's a good title "Edible Beauty" LOL

      Cheers as always girl, you rock!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Shauna,

      Now that I have less pressure with the AP I fully intend to look into bottling up, website, videos anything and everything but website is first. i am a member of Etsy already but not done anything there yet but that will probably be one avenue. It is SO EXCITING to hear you are keen for me to do this, spurs me on no end!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Cheers Randi,

      Appreciate your comment, good to know I am on the right path!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      LOL . . . Have to remember to put an option just for you in my next beauty one! I am delighted to hear you find my articles visually appealing I try to make them interesting and informative with a bit of humor thrown in when appropriate . . . it's in the genes I guess!LOl Appreciate your "guidance" ALWAYS.

      Have a great week my friend! I will be catching up this week with you so hang tight!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Brandi,

      Many thanks for popping in! Glad it made you feel refreshed, hope you give it a go soon. Appreciate your loyal support :)

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      Abby Campbell 4 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Yum! I don't know if I can stand this mask, Suzie! I'd want to eat my face off. LOL. Thank you for sharing such a useful hub. Keep them coming!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      My friend, these hubs are labors of love - and it shows! They are virtually WRINKLE-FREE! The things you are able to create look as edible as they are useful and your video's are amazingly helpful!

      Very impressed and sharingxx

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Suzie, my entire problem is I don't take the time to take care of my skin with the conventional methods now that I work from home. I know that makes no sense, but it's true. I would love for you to bottle your remedies and sell them. The least amount of work I have to do outside of booting my career would be greatly welcomed.

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      You are on a roll with these! Great job!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Your poll didn't have the reaction I wanted to vote...."You've got to be kidding." LOL

      Okay, seriously...do you know that your articles are visually appealing and attractive. Well it is true. I enjoy looking at your articles...the reading is a bonus. :)

      Have a great week Irish!

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      CraftytotheCore 4 years ago

      What a refreshing article! Not only does it contain beautiful photos, but I feel refreshed just from reading the ingredients ! I love reading your Hubs. Keep up the fantastic work!