(This post was written for The Glosse Posse.)
In four days, I’ll be modelling in antique and vintage dresses for a live model lecture. What does that mean? My skin needs to be flawless. We are discouraged from wearing any foundation or concealers so as not to get the makeup on the clothing. My problem? My face was attacked by acne two weeks ago and it’s taking its time to heal. I don’t think my right cheek has been this bad in 10 years! The causes are: lack of sleep and intense stress. The Advil Liqui-gel has helped quite a bit but now I’m left with pink scars and scabs. In the meantime, I don’t want to clog up my pores with makeup so I’ve turned to my Pinterest beauty board for some home-made remedies. One of the pins I saw was this:
This anti-scar face mask requires:
4 tbsp honey (some require 2 tbsp)
3 tsp lemon juice
4 tsp plain yogurt
1 x egg white
I’m not sure what the mask is supposed to look like but I had expected it would be as thick as yogurt. Well, my ‘mask’ looked like icky soup. I applied it on my face anyway. It was terribly hard to wait 15 minutes as required with the liquid dripping from my face as I did the dishes. After 15 minutes, you’re supposed to rinse the ‘mask’ with warm water. I had room-temperature water.
Did I notice anything different? Not really. Was it worse? No. Did I feel stupid? Yes. Perhaps I used the wrong kind of honey. Maybe I had too much yogurt? When I tried googling photos of people’s yogurt acne-fading mask, it looked whiter and thicker, just like yogurt. In other words, my mask was a complete failure. Nonetheless, I know this mask requires a few treatments before anything works but I’m impatient.
Since I am terribly desperate, I am currently using La Roche-Posay’s Effeclar Duo to treat the red spots, as well as a natural scar cream made by a Traditional Chinese Medicinist. Plus, let us not forget the miraculous wonders of water. I’ll let you know how my face is doing. 🙂