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The World’s Best-Kept Beauty Secrets

You’ll find most moisturizers more effective when applied to damp skin. It forms a thin film that will
trap moisture in the skin. Evening is the most important time to take care of your skin.The sleeping hours are when your face is away from makeup, dirt, pollution, etc., and is free to rejuvenate.Your
evening regime is also effective and useful in destressing your entire psyche to prepare you for the
best treatment of all: beauty sleep.

makeup and dirt. If your skin is dry, use a lotion or cream-based product that leaves behind emollients (it will feel like a light film on your face). If your skin is “normal to oily,” use a gel cleanser or a very mild facial soap. Even though your skin may be very oily, be sure to use a gentle soap like Neutrogena or Dove. Never use a deodorant soap on your face or neck. If your skin is particularly sensitive, don’t even use it on your body

Just follow these steps:

1. Cleanse

Make it easy on yourself, your skin, and your purse by using just one product to remove both

2. Exfoliate

I cannot overstate the need for this step.What is exfoliating? It is very much like peeling an onion or removing tiles off a roof. Exfoliating is necessary to get blood flowing into the face, as well as to remove grime.

3. Masks

My favorite face mask is the result of my most memorable investigative reporting story. I had been
informed that those very expensive spas that charge hundreds of dollars for “herbal wraps” were using mud. Now the inside “scoop” is that these “chichi” places were not using some exotic mud from the Dead Sea, but a formula created from kitty litter. Okay, we’ve all heard of clay masks. Clay is perfect for detoxifying the skin. What I discovered is that these so-called “mud” or “clay” treatments used by some salons is nothing more than kitty litter. Thecatch is that the bag must be marked “100 Percent Natural Clay.” It cannot contain any chemicals, additives, or clumping materials. The good news is that this type of kitty litter is generally the least expensive on the market.

Other Face Masks to Try

Ultimate Cleansing Mask

In a blender or food processor, grind 1 cup of oatmeal to a powder. Add 3 drops of almond oil, 1/2
cup of milk, and 1 egg white. Continue to blend together, and apply. Rinse off after 20 minutes.

Banana Mask

Mash up a very ripe banana. Add just enough honey to make a soft pulp. Apply over face and hair.This is such a great firming mask that aging movie stars have been known to put it in the cups of their bras to make their breasts “perky.”

Just make sure that you don’t add too much honey, and that you use a sturdy bra. I recently did a TV show where I attempted to use a lacy bra. Needless to say, it was a little messy!

Peach and Brandy

Mash up a peach (use ripe, canned, or frozen) and mix in a tablespoon of brandy.

Leave it on for 20 minutes, and rinse off.

Honey Mask

Apply pure honey (straight from the bottle) to your face and neck. Allow it to set until dry (about 15
minutes). Rinse with very warm water.

Tomato Mask

For oily skin, mash up a ripe tomato and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse with warm (not hot) water.