May 03, 2005

Lisa: Adventures in Beautifying

I have been having some skin issues lately, so I decided to try an oatmeal mask inspired by this book. There's not much to the recipe. You put some oats in a bowl, and then add water and stir until you have sort of a paste. You glop the stuff onto your face, let it dry, rub off the dried chunks, and then wash off the rest. I had pretty good results (at least, my skin doesn't look worse), but I think next time I'm going to try the cornmeal version from the same book. The oatmeal totally clogged my bathroom sink, and I get the idea that the cornmeal will make a smoother paste.

Also, since I don't like to use very much foundation, and since my foundation color is sort of orangey for my skin tone, and since I am always trying to simplify my morning routine to maximize sleeping-in time, I decided to combine my moisturizer and foundation into one bottle--essentially creating a tinted moisturizer. Here's what I started with:

I squeezed everything out into a bowl, mixed it together with a spatula, and used a ziplog bag with the corner cut off as sort of a funnel to get the mixture back into the moisturizer bottle again. The two substances mixed together quite well, and now I am applying a not-at-all-offensively-colored tinted moisturizer in just one step in the mornings! Admittedly, buying a moisturizer that is already tinted would be less messy, but this way I can use up what I already have. Please don't bother saying anything about the germs I introduced into my moisturizer, because LA LA LA I CAN'T HEAR YOU!

Oh, and I almost forgot--here's my newly-organized bathroom shelf, complete with plastic cubbies!

The Demeter spray is Honeysuckle, and it is so yummy. I highly recommend it!

Posted by lisa at May 03, 2005 08:11 AM

And the great thing about your face mask is you can eat any extra! It's even already in your cereal bowl...

Posted by: Sarah on May 3, 2005 10:07 AM

Hee. I know, it smells really good. I kind of want to eat my face.

That sounded gross.

Posted by: lisa on May 3, 2005 11:20 AM
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