First off, thanks so much to those who responded on this post. You said such kind things about my friend A, even though I think she exaggerated a bit. Maybe one day I'll post a Snap of me singing, since that's what most of you commented on!
This weekend it was rainy in Atlanta, and all I wanted to do was curl up with my pup and watch movies. But my trip to Cancun is almost here (seriously, at the rate this year has flown by it will be) and I needed some clothes. I went shopping with one of my friends (she's a very good sport) and we were talking about what all I was bringing with me. Of course, the talk turned to makeup:
"What's that stuff you always bring in your makeup bag? That mask thing?" she asked.
It took me a minute to figure out what she was talking about, because I'm always using different things.
She was talking about my DIY mask that I make to get soft skin--I make it at home and always have some for traveling. It's the easiest thing and takes only a few seconds. Here's how to make it:
1/c powdered milk
a little water
This is for ALL skin types.
Milk has lactic acid, which is wonderful for softening skin, so think of it more as an exfoliator than a hydrator, meaning all skin types can use this. Powdered milk is a more manageable and travel-friendly option, than using regular plain Greek yogurt, another suggestion.
What's great about this recipe is that you can mix it in your hand (great for travel) or use a bowl.
Simply add a little water to the powdered milk to make a paste.
Allow to dry for 10 minutes and use a warm wash cloth to clean the face. I prefer to moisturize after.
--Not a fan of milk? Don't worry, this doesn't smell nor look like milk.
--Alternatives: powdered coconut, powdered almond, powdered buttermilk, powdered soy, or rice powder.
--I suggest using regular powdered milk as opposed to non-fat. The lactic acid content is higher in regular and higher in powdered.
--Check the packaging if allergic to nuts, as many of these are processed in the same facility as those.
--Discard any left over mask after using.
Would you try a mask like this?