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Home Recipe for a Clear and Glowing Complexion

author image Celeigh O'Neil
Celeigh O'Neil has been writing professionally since 2008. She has a Bachelor of fine arts from the University of Ottawa, as well as degrees in fashion illustration/design, digital arts and certification in hair and makeup artistry. O'Neil was a frequent contributor to Toronto's "Dialog" newspaper and has worked as an instructional writer, creating lessons in fashion, art and English for students of all ages.
Home Recipe for a Clear and Glowing Complexion
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Whether it's the end of a stressful week, or you're trying to detox post-holiday, sometimes your skin just needs a bit of pampering. Face masks are the easiest way to give your complexion a boost, as they do the work for you while you put up your feet. If your beauty cupboard is looking a little sparse, try strolling through your kitchen, instead. An oatmeal-and-lemon mask offers the perfect skin-balancing combo. Oatmeal gently exfoliates your skin, while lemon juice purges pores and tones. Achieve a noticeably clear and glowing complexion with this face mask that's good enough to eat.

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Step 1

Crack the egg on the edge of a small bowl, and allow the egg white to pour into the bowl while you keep the yolk in the shell. Put the yolk and shell aside.

Step 2

Whisk the egg white until it becomes frothy.

Step 3

Add 1 tablespoon oatmeal and 1 tablespoon lemon juice to the bowl and mix thoroughly.

Step 4

Apply a thin layer of the mixture to your face and neck. Avoid your eyes, nostrils and mouth.

Step 5

Allow the mask to set for 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 6

Splash your face with warm water to remove the mask.

Step 7

Rinse your face again with cool water to tighten and close your pores, then gently pat your face dry with a towel.

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