Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Mercredi: The Art of Beauty

Last Wednesday I offered my favorite dry skin relieving mask. I find it particularly helpful after a long winter virtually devoid of humidity. But for people with oily skin, particularly teenagers, sebum doesn’t dry up just because the moisture in the air is low. On that note, today’s mask is for skin that’s prone to whiteheads and break-outs. The brewer’s yeast, which can usually be found in the organic section of your market or, alternatively, at pet supply stores (check labels to ensure what you have is pure brewer’s yeast without additives) absorbs oil and encourages cell turn over for bright, fresh skin.

1 tbsp powdered brewer’s yeast
1 tsp honey
1 tbsp plain yogurt
1 egg white
Corn flour

In a bowl, mix the yeast, honey and yogurt well. In a separate bowl, beat the egg white with a fork or whisk to a light foam. Add the yeast mixture and combine, then stir in small amounts of corn flour until you have a not-too-thick paste.

Apply the mask to clean, slightly moistened skin, avoiding the eye and lip area. Relax for about fifteen minutes and then rinse off. Follow with a moisturizer made for oily skin. A votre santé ~

Header: Elizabeth Taylor in “Cleopatra”; may she rest peacefully


Timmy! said...

Wait, did something happen to Elizabeth Taylor, Pauline?


RIP Liz.

Pauline said...

She had awesome skin, I'll tell you that!