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Maybe She's Born With It...

By Two Girls Go Green |
Do you ever envy those people with naturally awesome skin? You know, the ones with no zits, no excess oil, no discoloration, etc? I do.

Maybe it’s … (Not What You Think)

Do you ever envy those people with naturally awesome skin? You know, the ones with no zits, no excess oil, no discoloration, etc?

I do.

Why? Because I’m not one of them. I constantly am working to maintain my skin and whenever a (God forbid) blemish pops up, I freak out and cover it with copious amounts of makeup. Granted, this really doesn’t help the situation, but it makes me feel remotely better. At least until I get home and then discover that the above stated blemish has now tripled in size… oy.

Anywho. If there’s one thing I’ve discovered in my fight against skin nonsense, it’s that the best defense is a good offense. (Yes, that’s right, I just used a sports analogy in referring to zits. Boo. Ya.) And one of the best skin “offensive moves” (at least in my humble opinion) is regular exfoliation.

You don’t have to buy fancy brand scrubs and masks. In fact, you really don’t have to spend any money at all. I suggest making your own with a do it yourself face mask. The good folks at About.com have you covered with all sorts of recipes.

Let’s pick one suitable for all skin types. Ready? Great. Here’s what you’ll need.

1 tablespoon of finely ground oatmeal 1 tablespoon of live, organic yogurt (stick with plain) A few drops of honey.

That’s it. (Really. It is that simple. There are of course more elaborate kinds, but you don’t have to go all out.)

Next, mix the oatmeal and yogurt together and stir in a few drops of honey that has been warmed. Apply to face. Leave it on for about 10 minutes. Rinse off.

Anyone can do this! Best of all, your face will thank you and your skin will be ready for its summer debut.

Not into the whole DIY thing? No problem! Visit the outstandingly swanky and eco-friendly online store White Apricot. They’ve got a GREAT line up of summer skin care products. Check them out here.

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