Oh dear – I’ve had a DIY Beauty Mask Disaster!!!
Picture the scene….
My granddaughters were having their usual weekend sleepover and decided on Saturday morning that we should set up a beauty shop in my lounge. Needless to say, I was their first customer.
We decided it would be a great idea to make a ‘natural beauty mask’ to help Nanny….and thanks (or not in this case) to a Google search, we found a simple mask that would be fun and easy to make and would help to remove those ‘blackheads’ – yes I know – unpleasant thought, but I do have them!!
And as you can see from this little clip – when G is in the beautician seat, the customer doesn’t get much choice! (I think I may need to give some lessons in the art of customer service!)
So – Back to the agreed facemask….
List of ingredients: (DEFINITELY NOT recommended for use)
- Egg White (seems harmless to me)
- Lemon Juice (I remember using this on my face regularly in the 70’s)
- Honey (antibacterial properties so I’m told..)
What could go wrong?
I’m sure you’ll agree – this is NOT A GOOD LOOK…
The mask was carefully applied with a brush and started to tighten nicely as it dried… no stinging was felt…. (bare that in mind)
- After 10 minutes (well maybe 20 mins – I did get a bit distracted and forgot to remind the beautician that the mask should be removed after 10 – learning lesson – set a timer!!)
- Once removed my skin felt quite good – nice and ‘tight’….. “Oh yes – it’s worked really well” I thought…
UNTIL SEVERAL HOURS LATER!!!!! WHEN……
The skin around my eyes started to sting and then burn and I looked in the mirror and they looked liked wrinkled prunes!
LOOK AWAY NOW IF YOU HAVE A SENSITIVE STOMACH……
….. Aghhhhh – all that work on adding moisture into my skin using EXPENSIVE eye creams AND anti-ageing moisturisers all wiped out!!!!
It was pretty horrific and I reckon it added 10 years to my age!!!! Now – when I wrote the poem Let the world see the real you! – I didn’t have ‘this look’ in mind!!!
What should I do (other than panic…)? It’s now Saturday night – beauty shops are all closed….. Maybe hospital …. no better not – the NHS is already stretched to breaking point – I’m not sure they’ll be interested in my ‘wrinkles’….. Panic some more….
THEN – an Ahah moment… not not hahaha – I definitely wasn’t laughing! This was that moment that comes from sheer panic when suddenly you get that ‘lightbulb’ moment!
I KNOW – COLLAGEN – Maybe that will help!!
The hunt was on… drawers and baskets emptied out.. I’m sure I have some somewhere…. Some RIO Beauty Collagen patches that I used with my RIO Beauty 60 Second Facelift Machine http://www.riobeauty.co.uk/60-second-face-lift-plus.html (no affiliation) and which I still use regularly to control my snoring (that’s another story…. 60 Second Facelift or Miracle Snore Cure? & Result of the Miracle Snore Cure Test )
PHEW…. Found them!
AND …… RESULT….
Definitely some improvement as you can see on these before and after photo’s:
So Thanks RIO Beauty – not only did you save my marriage… (yep the snoring story), you’ve now saved my wrinkles too!
I don’t have to hide away for 1o years now and can go on to live a ‘normal’ life!
Well – what’s normal? – not sure I’ve ever fitted into that category, but you get my drift don’t you! Paper Bag over my head no longer needed (although not sure hubby agrees…)
MORALE OF THIS CAUTIONARY TALE…..
- Don’t believe everything you read on a Google Search
- Never use LEMON JUICE on your skin if you’re aged over 40 (or maybe younger…)
- Always have some Collagen Patches to hand … just in case!
Post Disaster Note….
3 days later…. Skin still feeling very dry like sandpaper and I’ve run out of Collagen Patches… replenishment order to be placed!