My roommate, Yun, hails from South Korea—a country known for producing all-the-rage beauty products. She had BB cream long before I had ever heard about it. That might not be saying much, I’m not typically on point with trends, but every time I hear of something and I bring it to her attention? It’s already in her arsenal. She’s that good. When she came back from her latest trip to Seoul, she brought me some products I had just read about in an issue of Flare. How she does it? Likely it’s in her blood.
As Yun has her finger on the beauty pulse, she discovered a DIY face mask that was reported to reduce the amount of blackheads by up to 50% (keeping in mind we apparently have anywhere from 1000 to 5000 blackheads on our faces) within the first two weeks of using said mask.
Naturally, I was intrigued.
We have participated in said mask application for the past two months. We started off doing it three to four times a week and now we are keeping up with the routine one to two times a week (there is a lot of wine to make use of).
While we swore our skin looked different or noted there was an improvement, I wasn’t entirely convinced. It wasn’t until after we had gone a couple weeks without the nightly ritual that any suspicions we had were absolved. We like it, we swear by it, our skin looks cleaner and more youthful with it.
Cloud Pack Mask:
What you’ll need:
2 tbsp egg whites
2 tbsp red wine
2 tbsp white flour
1. Add the egg whites and the red wine together
2. Froth/beat/whisk until the mixture is stiff (and you can do the whole Blizzard check). I have one of those wands with different attachments. I use the ‘frothing’ attachment and it works like a dream.
3. Stir in the flour
4. Apply liberally to your face (if you can manage 1 cm thick, great) and let sit for 10-15 minutes
5. Wash off
I’m not sure on the science of it all, and because I don’t read Korean all that well, I’m not able to fully research the wonderfulness of this mask. All I know is I like how my skin looks and feels après the mask application. It (my skin) genuinely feels smoother, appears more dewy and less oily, and overall just makes me happier looking at it.
Bonus: Have a glass of wine while you wait for the mask to work its magic.