Beauty 911


Try this DIY post-holiday kitchen face mask for a glowing complexion.


Beauty women getting facial mask
Beauty women getting facial mask

Ahh the holidays … it’s time to get your glam going and plunge in to all those fun festivities. But parties — and all the Champagne, heavy food and sweaty dancing that inevitably come with them — can create a toxic combination with your makeup.

For radiant skin, look no further than the refrigerator (between the peach yogurt and your leftover Chinese take-out) in the egg carton!

An egg white mask is an easy remedy for oily skin and clogged pores. Just separate an egg, and whisk the egg white with a few drops of fresh lemon juice. Wash your face with warm water to open the pores and apply the egg in a circular motion. A thin layer will form. Allow the mixture to sit for about 20 minutes, and then rinse with warm water, following up with a light moisturizer.

For a more regular face regimen, mastermind mask users swear by sheet masks and multi-masking. Sheet masks come individually wrapped to lay across the face and leave on. (There are dozens to choose from at cosmetic stores and corner pharmacies.) Multi-masking is a process of layering various mask products to customize skin solutions for trouble spots on your face. Try Boscia Pore Pudding ($38) in your T-Zone — the charcoal reduces the appearance of pores. On drier patches, try GlamGlow Thirstymud ($22).

Always (always, always!) finish with moisturizer. Sephora recommends oil-free Sheer Transformation ($14) for all skin types.