Call me jaded or skeptical, but I firmly believe that being poor while young is a rite of passage. It is the seed that pushes us to grow in the future.
You know what else is a rite of passage while young? Wanting to be beautiful.
We don’t want to be beautiful in the way we wanted to in middle school. For example, I no longer believe that I will transform into Angelina Jolie one day. However, as you become older and more embracing of your natural features, you also become more interested in how exactly to highlight them and make what you were given work for you.
So lets talk skin. We all want clear and firm skin. Many of us already know that the answer to this is a regular face mask. However, did you know that you can make your own face masks with ingredients straight out of your kitchen?
That’s right. No wasting time at the drug store trying to figure out exactly what sort of classification of screwed up skin you have. And no wasting money on a mask you could make in a matter of minutes from crap you already have. On top of all of that…in my experience…I have found that these homemade masks actually work better than the ones I buy from the store. Go figure.
So here are some ideas for you:
AVOCADO MASK. I’m not gonna lie. I eat avocados a lot. A nd sometimes, actually, most of the time, some of the avocado gets on my fingers and I can’t help but notice how thick and sticky it is. (No, I’m not trying to make this sexual. They’re just literally thick and sticky.) So immediately, I think that this could possibly do wonders for my face. (Again, not trying to be sexual.) And it turns out that it does. All you need to do is mash up about half of an avocado, spread it evenly on your face, and leave it on for about 20 minutes.
BANANA/OATMEAL MASK. We’ve all heard of oatmeal masks, but adding the banana to this really helps with result…and SMELL. Mash one banana with 1/2 cup of oatmeal. Apply the mixture to your face and leave it on for about 15 minutes.
CUCUMBER/YOGURT MASK. All you need for this one is 1/2 of a cucumber and 1 tablespoon of any kind of yogurt. Mix them together in a blender and apply this to your face. Leave it on for about 15 minutes.
You may not trust the basic and simple nature of these masks at first, but do yourself a favor and try them out before you bathe your face in chemicals.
Because honestly, the last thing our beautiful, young skin needs is chemicals. Not matter what the skin care industry tells us.