The mask that changed my life

I found a mask that literally has changed my life. I never have to worry about a breakout again! Ahh I can't tell you how good it feels to say that. Being a model, you always have someone in your face. They study you to find your flaws and how beautiful you are under their definition. So, of course, even if you have the smallest pimple it feels as if it is a mountain. It doesn't help when you see tons of other beautiful girls who seem to have clear skin. Which leaves you sitting there at a casting with no confidence and your inner voice is screaming, "Why?!?!?"  

Not only has this mask prevented and ended breakouts, but it also helps to fight wrinkles, minimize pores, and fight against dark circles. The best part...it is super cheap! There are only a few things you will need: 

1 egg

1 lemon

Makeup Brush

Toilet Paper (I know you are probably reading this going WTF? but stay with me) 

DIRECTIONS: 

FIrst, grab a bowl and a spoon. Take the egg and put only the egg white in the bowl. Take your lemon and squeeze only a few drops of lemon juice into the bowl. I would say anywhere from 4-7 drops. Beat the egg white and lemon mixture slightly. Take you makeup brush and use it to apply a layer of the mixture all over your face. The next step involves the toilet paper. You must make sure it is thin, either it is a cheap brand or you must pull it apart to make it thin. Place it in all over your face to make a "mask." Then apply another layer of the lemon and egg mixture over the paper. Once you have done all of this, wait for it to completely dry. Then remove the paper by pulling in an upward direction. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. I recommend at least once a week. If you have stubborn acne spots, take the left over lemon juice and apply directly with a cotton ball. 

 

Simple as that! I have been doing this for a few weeks and my skin has made a transformation. I feel like an idiot when I am doing it, but it is well worth it. My skin glows! Acne is gone, wrinkles diminished, pores smaller, and dark circles eliminated.  

Try it! Let me know if it works for you. 

 

Go Bananas: Fight against acne and wrinkles

Did you know that besides being a yummy snack filled with vitamins, bananas can be a natural remedy to fight against acne and wrinkles? Don't worry, I had no idea either. When buying products over the counter, you can't pronounce even half of the ingredients on the back. I have always been drawn to more natural methods, so when I discovered this I had to share it.

ACNE

Bananas are able to fight against acne because of the potassim and antioxidants that are within the peel. They have the ability to reduce skin irritation, swelling, redness, and can even reduce the visibility of scars. Here are the steps you will need to follow:

1. Clean your skin and splash warm water on your face to open the pores.

2. Find a ripe banana and eat it (optional)

3. Cut a small piece of the peel that is approximately 1.5 inches

4. Rub the inside of the peel over the irritated area. For best results, rub for 5 minutes (30 seconds to 2 minutes should be sufficient) or just until the peel has browned. Replace and throw away once the peel has turned completely brown.

5. Clean the skin with cold water to help close pores. Let the banana dry out on the affected area to get the most out of the process.

6. Repeat this 3 times a day for best results. You can easily do this less and still have great results depending on how irritated the area has become, but I definitely recommend more than once a day.

WRINKLES

It is never too early to start the fight against wrinkles! A banana mask can moisturize and revitalize your skin. It is quick to make and does not have all of the extra chemicals and perfumes.

--- WHAT YOU NEED ---

  • 1/2 ripe banana (use the rest for fighting acne)
  • 3 tablespoons yogurt (will exfoliate)
  • 1 tablespoon honey (will moisturize)

--- HOW TO MAKE IT ---

Take the banana and remove the peel. Then mash the banana with a fork into a small paste. Add in the yogurt and honey and lightly warm the mixture in a saucepan.

(If it turns out runny, add oatmeal flour to bind back together.)

--- HOW TO USE IT ---

Apply the warm mask to your face and neck. Having the mask warm will help to open up your pores, and allow the nutrients and moisture to get deep into your skin. Leave for 20-30 minutes and then rinse off with warm water. Dry your skin with a cool dry towel.

(Always be careful trying new masks on your skin. If you notice any reaction, stop immediately.)

Recommended Product: Concealer

Alright ladies, this one is just for you. I am always being asked for my makeup secrets. Now that I have my own blog, I can finally share some of them with you. This is what I call my "saving grace." This product has saved me time after time. 

Whether is it sun spots, acne, or dark circles, it seems everyone has something they would like to cover up. This, my friends, is a cure all. I have tried so many products and none seem to compare in value and price. 

This is a perfecting concealer that you can pick up for $23.00 at Sephora or from Stila's website. It is rather small because you don't need a lot of it due to how concentrated it is. It only takes the smallest dab to cover any imperfection. 

Depending on what I am covering, I generally place a small dot of the concealer on my finger (you can also use a small brush if you don't want to use your finger) and blot it on to make it blend in. Remember, less is more. You don't want to make it look caked on. If you are using it to cover dark circles, it make take more. (Finding the perfect shade of under-eye concealer can be tricky. The correct shade is the one that best matches the skin. If it looks yellow it is too dark; if it looks gray it is too light.) If you have a really stubborn one, lightly dab powder on top of the concealer to set it. 

Personally, I love this products. As a model, you have to go to so many castings without any makeup on. Models have flaws too! We break out or have imperfections we want covered. I put this on the blemish or imperfection, blend it in, and head to my casting. No one has ever noticed that I had any makeup on. And trust me, sometimes they sit outside of castings with makeup remover just in case they catch anyone wearing it when they shouldn't. 

I hope you like this product and I look forward to sharing more of my secrets with you! Let me know if there is anything in particular you would like me to share as well.

Welcome to LS Studios!!

Our website has officially launched!! We are excited to take the next step in expanding our business. Currently, we have a small section of our work uploaded and only a few products available. Don't worry, we will be continuing to update the site with lots of new stuff. So keep checking back in or contact us through our "CONTACT" page if there is something that you would like to see posted. 

Obviously, this is day one of our blog, but we have a lot of great stuff in store for you! From fashion and makeup tips to interviews and more!

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