This Is The World’s Most Expensive Anti-Aging Serum. Guess How Much It Costs…

In the constant battle for beauty, it can seem like a race against wrinkles and time.

One company claims that they have created a cream that is practically the fountain of youth and they’re selling it at $1,800 per fluid oz.

WHAT? How much are you willing to pay to look younger?

Jurlique’s JK7® Rejuvenating Serum – Lotion was created by the company’s founder, Dr. Jurgen Klein. Made with the purest essential oils, it is the world’s most expensive anti-aging serum on the market.

According to Karin Klein, CEO of JK7®, it is “one of the world’s most effective anti-aging serum due to it’s bioavailability to the skin and ability to stop degenerative processes of the body.”

That’s a tall order for a tiny bottle.

The process is so lengthy – it can take up to three months to prepare a single bottle – and they say that the serum is so potent, that there is no other product on the market of the same grade.

According to the creators, with regular application, you should notice your wrinkles fading and a subtle glow within just two to three weeks.

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But, before you break your piggy banks, consider what Professor Matt Kaeberlein has to say: “There’s no evidence suggesting that a product like this could ACTUALLY impact the aging process.”

The pathology professor at the University of Washington in Seattle is a biologist and aging expert who cautions consumers to be wary of phrases like ‘scientifically proven.’ For results like these to be ‘proven’ they should be published in rigorous, peer-reviewed scientific journals and tested by other, unbiased scientists.

The research studies for this product were funded by JK7®.

What do you think? Is it really worth that much money?

Curious about how it works? Listen to Dr. Jurgen Klein’s explanation of the process:

This Basic Office Supply Renews Cracked Eye Shadow In Seconds

Everyone knows that eye shadow pallets are an expensive necessity for anyone who takes their makeup seriously.

But, the downside of these silky powders is that, over time, the oil from our brushes causes it to clump up and break apart.

Reddit user sarahawild94 figured out a simple way to breathe new life into your colorful pallets without wasting time or money on repairs. Just grab a piece of scotch tape long enough to cover the tray. Press it down on to the powder and rub it in with your finger.

Then, lift it off to reveal a brand new pallet!

Genius! Try this at home and let us know what you think! Did it work for you too?

An Infection From Her Hairband Almost Killed This Woman

Audree Kopp from Kentucky came up with a lot of guesses for what was causing the mysterious bump on her arm. It was big and red, swollen to the size of a quarter, and no matter what she did it kept growing.

Kopp guessed that the bump must be from a spider bite, or some other kind of reaction, but the truth was much stranger. It turned out to be caused by something she wore on her wrist every day: one of the glittery hair-ties she wears, which she would put around her wrist when she wasn’t using it.

It may seem like a silly thing to get sick from, but this tiny hair product put Kopp in a lot of danger.

While it started out small, the bump grew and grew every day. Even antibiotics prescribed by Kopp’s doctor couldn’t shrink it.

“It just kept getting bigger and redder and worse,” Kopp told WLKY [Warning: they use some gross pictures of Kopp’s wrist]. It turned out that bacteria and hair from Kopp’s head had stuck on the hair-tie, then traveled into her sking through her pores.

This cause three seperate infections that her doctor had to surgically remove. If he hadn’t, Kopp could have contracted Sepsis – blood poisoning – and fallen into a coma.

After everything she went through because of one little hair-tie, Kopp says she’ll never wear one on her wrist again, and she’s warning other women not to.

“Be careful,” she says, “you can’t put all these hair-ties around the wrist particularly because it can cause problems with the skin, it can cause infection.”

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This Woman’s Story Will Have You Covering Yourself In Sunscreen For Life

You know by now that tanning is bad for you – no matter how you do it: in a bed, or on the beach.

Sure, we’re afraid of getting wrinkles, freckles and maybe even brown spots, but we never really think about skin cancer and the very real consequences it can have on our health.

Mags Murphy lived on the Greek island of Crete for 10 years. She barely used sun protection and loved to back in the hot, Mediterranean sun. When she moved back to Ireland, she regularly went to tanning salons to keep up her “glow.”

Recently, Mags’ doctor informed her that she had precancerous cells on her face.

“I had a tiny dry patch on my forehead for years, and then developed two more,” she told Glamour.

Her doctor suggested a topical chemotherapy cream called Efudix, that must be applied for a full course of 30 days. Since starting the regiment, she has shared photos of the process with her followers on Facebook.

Each image is a stern warning about the use of tanning beds and lack of sunscreen.

Each day, the images get progressively worse and worse. The cream highlights areas on the face where there has been sun damage and treats existing lesions that aren’t visible.

But the side effects are pretty painful: lesions, burning, stinging, peeling, scabbing, crusting and oozing – oh, and don’t forget the redness.

The cream is so effective that it even treats precancerous cells as a preventative measure. It’s most commonly used to treat patients who have a history of skin cancer.

To follow Mag’s journey, visit her Facebook page here. To learn more about skin cancer and prevention click here.

Think You Have Blue Eyes? You’re Wrong.

Everyone wants blue eyes.

They’re different, piercing, and all around gorgeous.

We all know the stat: 1 in 6 people live with blue eyes, so only 16 of the population.

But here’s the thing: blue eyes aren’t actually a thing. In fact, everyone has brown eyes.

We’ll let you sit with that for a second.

Yep, that’s right. Scientific studies have shown that everyone has brown eyes, even though they may look blue or green.

Your eye color is determined by melanin, which is the same thing that colors your skin and hair. But that pigment is brown, regardless of who you are!

“Everyone has melanin in the iris of their eye, and the amount that they have determines their eye color. There’s really only (this) one type of pigment,” says Dr. Gary Heiting.

So your eyes aren’t blue because of blue melanin. They’re actually brown with an absence of pigmentation.

This is why your eyes can sometimes look like they’ve changed colors. The way light hits your eyes, or your body producing more melanin with age, both factor in to those “changing eyes” a lot of people brag about.

Babies also seem to have blue eye when they’re first born, because they haven’t developed all their melanin yet. Of course, some people never will.

So really, the only way to get real “blue eyes” is colored contacts!

The Secret To Perfect Eye Shadow

Cut crease eye shadow is one of the most fierce makeup trends.

It can be hard to accomplish, however. It requires a sharp, precise line right on your eyelid crease, and very few people hae a steady enough hand to do it properly.

But beauty vlogger Juliana Leme has blessed us with her trick on how to get the perfect cut-crease look.

All you need is a bottle of pop and you’re good to go.

The pop bottle cap is the perfect tool to get a flawless eye shadow look without causing a huge mess.

What are your best makeup tricks? Let us know!

Banish Puffy Eyes In Minutes With This Creamless Remedy

Even though it’s recommended that we get about 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep, it’s not always realistic or possible for many of us.

Maybe we’ve got a young baby that needs constant feeding throughout the night, or a temperamental two-year old that’s afraid of the boogey man. Or, perhaps you’ve just found yourself trapped in the five-hour-a-night habit that can’t be broken.

Either way, one of the first signs of sleeplessness is puffy eyes.

You might have tried the cold spoon method, and it works – to a point. But it’s kind of awkward and there’s nothing soothing about cold metal spoons against your skin.

If the spoon method kind of worked, you’ll probably have great success with this DIY cold compress.

You will need:

-A small plastic zip lock bag-Corn syrup-Food or natural coloring (optional)

  1. Just fill a small ziplock bag with corn syrup and pop it in the freezer over night. The high sugar content in corn syrup will prevent the liquid from freezing solid.
  2. In the morning, take the bag out of the freezer and place it on the counter for 5-10 minutes while you prepare breakfast.
  3. It should soften just enough that you can sit back and relax with the cold compress over your eyes for about 5 minutes.

If you’re feeling extra crafty, you could sew a small packet cover with some soft fabric to make the experience even more pleasant! Check out the instructions at The Crafting Nook!

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10 Body Care Tricks You Probably Didn’t Know About

We all want glowing skin, plump lips and shining hair. Even though there are plenty of products on the market now that promise to give you everything and more, there are cheaper ways to achieve that vibrant look without breaking the bank.

These home remedies are simple and take no time at all to prepare! Scroll through our suggestions and try these tips for your best, beautiful you!

1. Saltwater Solution for brighter skin

Dissolve about 1/2 cup salt in a bowl of warm water. The solution should taste like tears. Soak a cloth in the solution for a few minutes and then gently rub in circular motions on your face for 10 minutes.

2. Fuller Lips

With a soft-bristled tooth brush, rub cosmetic oil into your lips. Peach or almond oil are recommended, but a regular lip balm will work too. Rub gently with the brush for about a minute.

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3. Olive Oil Massage

First, treat your face to a mini steam. Fill a bowl with boiling water and drape a towel over your head and shoulders. Lean over the bowl and let the gentle steam open your pores.

Then, pour 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil into your palm and massage into your face for about 7 minutes. Repeat every 4-5 days.

4. Use honey to reduce inflammation and acne

If you have an inflamed zit that is angry and red, applying raw honey does work to reduce redness and the size of your pimple. It also has antibacterial properties that might help to fight breakouts.

5. No honey? Use eye drops!

Eye drops have a redness-reducing ingredient that is effective in reducing the appearance of pimples. Soak a cotton pad in eye drop solution and pop it in the freezer for 3-5 minutes. Gently press the cotton pad against the zit and it will greatly reduce in appearance.

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6. Use baking soda on ingrown hairs

A simple homemade body scrub applied to your skin helps to loosen ingrown hairs without tweezers!

Mix:

1 tsp of baking soda

1 tsp ground oatmeal

1 tbsp water

Stir into a paste and apply to your skin. Let it sit for 5 minutes then rinse with hot water.

7. Bananas for shiny hair

Mix 1 banana, 1 egg, 1 tbsp of honey and 1/2 glass of dark beer. Blend all the ingredients in a small bowl and stir until smooth. Apply the mixture to your hair and let it rest for a couple of hours, then rinse out with warm water.

Use the mask once a week for beautiful results!

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8.  Thicker lashes

Mix 1/2 tsp of coconut oil with 2-4 drops of lavender essential oil.

Using a cotton pad or Q-tip, gently rub the mixture into your lashes covering them from root to tip. Apply at least three times each week for shiner, thicker lashes.

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5 Things Your Nails Are Trying Tell You About Your Health

When it comes to our hands, there are basically two kinds of women: those who dedicate time and money to beautifully manicured, supple skinned digits and, those who don’t.

No matter who you are, if your health is failing, it’ll show in many ways as clues in your body. One true indication of failing health shows in our hands. Studies on surface colour, texture and structure determined that nails are often linked to nutrient deficiencies and illnesses. Here are five signs that your nails might be trying to tell you something.

Dry, cracked or brittle nails

If your nails get essive exposure to water, nail polish remover or harsh detergents, then their dryness is likely caused by lifestyle, rather than an internatl health issue.

But, if your nails are always thin, brittle and splitting, you might want to visit your doctor. According to Dr. Sandy Skotnicki, associate professor of dermatology at the University of Toronto, it could be an indicator of a low-functioning thyroid.

Ridges or bumps

It depends on the direction of the ridges that appear on your nails. Vertical ridging on the nails is a normal sign of aging. But, according to Dr. Kkotnicki, horizontal ridging could indicate a pause in nail growth.

These lines are called Beau’s Lines and they appear as a sign of stress – usually if you’ve been really sick with a severe fever or illness, your nails will stop growing. Pitting or dotting in the nails can indicate psoriasis – a chronic inflammatory skin condition.

Dark lines

If dark patches or lines appear beneath your nail bed, book an appointment with your doctor. Assuming that you didn’t slam your hand in the car door, or cause any known trauma to your fingers, these dark lines could be an indication of skin cancer.A sign of Acral Letiginous Melanoma can be indicated by black streaks under the nail, this kind of skin cancer is more common in older people and people of color.

Yellow nails

If you’re a smoker, the yellowing of your nails is a common side-effect of nicotine. Same for those who frequently apply and remove nail polish.

But, if your nails are yellow and they are lifting off of the nail bed, you might have a fungal infection. Talk to your doctor about this and they should provide you with medication to kill the fungus. Although it is rare, yellow nails could indicate more serious conditions such as lymphedema lymphedema (the build-up of lymphatic fluid in tissues) or a respiratory disease.

White marks

Working with your hands often causes a few broken nails or banged-up nail beds that have white marks. These tiny white marks are nothing to be concerned about.

But, if half of your nail is white you might have a condition associated with liver disease and severe kidney disease known as Terry’s Nails. Dr. Richard Terry was the first to not the abnormality in paitnets with cirrhosis. Their nails looked more like ground glass and the lunula (white crescent-shaped area at the base of the fingernail) was missing

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Editor’s note:

Please remember that none of these are sure-fire signs of disease or disorders. They are only possible indicators that your health might not be up to snuff. Always consult with your doctor if you notice any changes in your body beyond the normal.

Clothing Company Now Making Affordable Plus-Size Wedding Gowns

The bridal industry has been guilty of (literally) slim pickings for a long time. If you aren’t what they consider a “typical” body-type, good luck finding a wedding gown. And if you DO find one, be ready to spend a butt-load of money.

But now, Canadia plus-sized clothing retailer, Additon Elle, has launched its own line of stunning plus-sized wedding gowns that are actually affordable! The dresses run from a size 12 to 26 and offer many different style options. Considering the average clothing size of women is between a 12 and 14, it’s shocking no one has done this sooner!

“We saw that there was a demand for bridal wear in the curvy market, so it was only natural for us to [fill it],” the brand said in a statement. “We are excited to bring this new category to our customers that offers unparalleled quality and fit for a great value.”

The dresses run from $240 to $380, which is incredible. Now if only there was a way they could make everything else cost less, too..

Take a look at these amazing gowns and tell me you wouldn’t wear them!!

$240

$380

$380

$240

Which one is your favorite? Let us know!

The Use For Pepto Bismol No One Knows About

Nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea…skin care?

A new use for Pepto Bismol has people covering their faces in the pink medicine to get clear, healthy skin!

The new facial techniques boasts its ability to tighten pores and prevent breakouts.

It’s a cheap alternative to a $20 face mask and it takes just 20 minutes to do…but does it work?

Dermatologist Dr Rebecca Baxt says Pepto Bismonl does actually contain ingredients to help your skin. “It contains bismuth subsalicylate which is a metal plus a similar chemical to salicylic acid which is FDA approved for acne treatment,” she said.

The treatment, of course, won’t cure your face of acne. But it will help to reduce redness and breakouts, which is always welcome!

The only downsides that have been reported are the smell, which is understandable. But once you get passed that, you’re in the clear!

Would you ever try this facial? Let us know!

Drew Barrymore Reveals What’s In Her Makeup Cabinet

The Scream star looks like she’s barely aged at 41, and undoubtedly she owes a lot of that to her makeup.

Not only is she a hands-on owner of her own makeup company, Flower Beauty, Barrymore is also one of Covergirl’s official spokesmodels.

This week she took to Instagram to share an inside look at her beauty cabinet with her 6 million followers. While her fans must be dying to know what’s inside, the real surprise is how ordinary most of her products are.

It may put your medicine cabinet to shame but this is just half of Barrymore’s collection.

“You should see all my drawers and boxes and years of research,” she writes. “This is just what’s semi organized and accessible. The rest looks like a hoarder!”

So what’s in there? Eagle-eyed fans can sport some of her own products, as well as beauty stapes like Nivea, Neutrogena and Alba Botanica.

She also has some more expensive products, like Christine Chin’s facial creams, which cost around $80 per bottle.

So what does Barrymore recommend that you try? You can find her products on sale at Walmart, and we guess from the size of her collection that she knows what works. She also shared some advice with her followers:

“All your beauty and hard earned wisdom should be worn on your face like an elegant medal.”

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Kate Middleton’s Beauty Expert Explains How She Gets Her Flawless Skin

It’s not every day the person behind both Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Middleton’s makeup reveals her best tricks, so take notes.

Deborah Mitchell is the brain behind Heaven Skincare, which is famous in the UK for their unusual products like face masks that contain bee venom.

Her famous clients are well known for their great skin, and during a recent appearance on ITV’s This Morning, Mitchell spilled her secret. The good news is you don’t need to buy any expensive products. The bad news is, it’s pretty weird.

Mitchell showed the hosts how to make a simple face mask from Nutella, sugar and lip balm. It may be a little unconventional but she swears it works.

She also shared a completely organic way to keep your feet looking nice: mush up some bananas and avocados, then fill a sock with them. If you wear the sock your feet will be smooth and soft – after you wash them off of course.

Will you be trying any of her weird beauty tips?

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8 Uses For Mascara Wands Once They Pass Their Prime

Did you know you’re supposed to replace your mascara every three months? Me neither.

I mean, I have a bad habit of losing my mascara so I tend to buy new stuff often anyway. But that also means I’ve got a lot of random tubes lying around the house.

If you have old or empty mascara tubes around the house, don’t throw them out! Wash off the mascara wand (brush) and re-use it for these neat ideas!

You spent good money on that makeup, you may as well use it as long as possible!

1. Use it to brush your eyebrows

2. Separate your eyelashes

Okay, so you’ve gone overboard on the mascara and now your lashes are all clumpy. Use an old brush to separate each lash and get rid of the block look.

3. Clean jewlery or beaded clothes and bags

Beads and jewelry love collecting dust. But often, you can reach the little nooks and crannies to actually clean them. Using a mascara wand gives you a gentle, effective way to clean these things!

4. Dye your roots

The brushes they give you to dye your roots aren’t very flexible. With a mascara wand, you can really get in there and touch up whatever needs touching up!

5. Get rid of flyaway hair

Spray some hairspray on the brush and run it over any stray hairs that may be trying to escape.

6. Clean your taps

Just like with the jewelry, mascara wands can scrub away grime in those hard to reach places, including the actual faucet where water comes out!

7. Unclog Sinks

Mascara wands are great for getting out gunk that suits on your pipes. Just a quick swish around the drain and you’re good to go.

8. Remove Cuticles

Apply cuticle cream (or olive oil) and let it sit for a few minutes. Use an old mascara wand to gently scrub off your cuticles for clean-looking nails.

She Lost Half Her Body Weight Because Of Her Phone

When Jasmine Norman was 11, she was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. The condition slowed down her metabolism and she put on a lot of weight.

“I just kept getting bigger and bigger, my thyroid levels never remained stable enough,” Jasmine recalls.

She rapidly gained weight through her teen years, wanting “to go out and eat all the crap food like every teenager.”

Jasmine tried a number of diets but nothing worked. She hated having to avoid all the foods her friends were eating. At 308lbs by age 24, Jasmine began to hider herself under baggy clothing.

Jasmine was the victim of a violent armed robbery, which challenged her to change her life.

“I hadn’t had a chance to be able to take care of myself for a very long time,” she said. “That was the one thing I could do for me and my health, that was something I could do for myself and regain part of who I was again.”

Jasmine signed up for the MyFitnessPal app and tracked everything she ate, limiting herself to 1,200 calories a day. She started going to the gym every day, hiking, and making sure she was eating properly.

Jasmine went from 308lbs to 172 in a matter of months, all thanks to an app on her phone.

Jasmine says she won’t feel fully satisfied until she has surgery to remove the excess skin, but she’s not letting that derail her success.

She also makes it clear that dieting is all about moderation.

“I don’t believe it’s a way of living if you don’t enjoy your life,” she said. “The best thing I could do is to give [motivation] to someone who didn’t think they could do it. I’m proof that you can. It’s hard, but you definitely can.”

Mom Transforms Her Daughter Into A Princess In Stunning Photos

For Layla Courts, there is nothing better than playing dress-up. Maybe that’s because her mom has taken it to the absolute most incredible level.

Camillia Courts is a photographer who has turned her daughter into the most impressive princess you have ever seen. Theses pictures are completely unbelievable and absolutely beautiful. You’ve got to see them!

They make all the costumes themselves, sometimes getting the help of a local seamstress so that they can really get all the details properly. Check out all her amazing looks!

Belle

Princess Leia

Ariel

Elsa

Merida

Snow White

Cinderella

Aurora

Would you do something like this with your kid?

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Easy Homemade Face Masks For Every Skin Type

As a person who has been in a committed long-term relationship with cosmetics I can assure that just like every other relationship it takes a lot of work and commitment. Oh and it can easily get pricey (I’ve had to scrape foundation at the bottom of a bottle because a $60 product shouldn’t have finished that fast).

Anyway, I’m telling you this because when you use a lot of makeup products on your face you need to put in a little more effort into making sure your skin stays as healthy as possible. Good quality cleansing products, moisturizers and masks can be expensive so for a while now I’ve opted to make my own scrubs and masks. It is a great way to supplement your existing skincare routine while saving a lot of money (ahem, to buy more makeup with). Most of the ingredients used in homemade facial masks are natural with amazing benefits. So I’ve curated a list of different DIY face masks for every skin type.  These masks are easy to make and you most likely are have the ingredients in your pantry.

If you have dry/sensitive skin, you should try:

Oatmeal and Honey Mask

Here’s why: Oatmeal isn’t just for a hearty breakfast. The use of oatmeal for skin care dates all the way back to the Roman Empire! Oatmeal contains hydrocolloids which seals in the skin’s moisture hence acting as an emollient. It also has anti-inflammatory, UV protection (thanks to antioxidants) and PH balancing properties. As for honey, it has natural anti-bacterial activity so it helps to soothe and protect the skin. These benefits make this mask excellent for individuals with sensitive or dry skin.

Avocado, Honey and Yogurt Mask

Here’s why: Avocado contains lots of Vitamin A, C and E, all of which are important for healthy skin. Vitamin E protects skin from weather damage and helps in brightening dark spots. Avocado has oleic acid which will reduce redness and irritation while keeping skin soft and hydrated. The lactic acid in yogurt exfoliates, soothes and leaves your skin a natural glow while the honey keeps your skin bacteria-free!

If you have problem/acne-prone skin, you should try:

Egg White and Lemon Mask

Here’s why: Lemon juice is one of the best methods for naturally clearing up acne and hyperpigmentation. It is also great for reducing oiliness which is a big issue for many acne sufferers. The egg white helps tighten the skin, maintain elasticity and shrink pores. This mask is great for healing as well as preventing future breakouts while maintaining a youthful appearance.

Activated Charcoal and Aloe Vera Mask

Here’s why: Many adult skin problems are worsened by our environment and foods we consume. Activated charcoal comes in handy because being the carbon that it is, it is excellent at absorbing impurities and toxins it comes in contact with. So when used as a mask, it will absorb whatever evil that has been lurking underneath your pores. Aloe vera contains gibberellin, a hormone that aids cell growth so skin renewal occurs quickly. Aloe also contains healing and hydrating properties which will work wonders for skin with chronic problems such as eczema.

If you have oily or combination skin, you should try:

European Clay Mask

Here’s why: Anyone with oily skin can tell you that it is a pain to deal with. Don’t even get me started on the constant blotting when you have makeup on or the perfectly-timed skin flare-ups (always before an event). One way to fight the grease is with clay. Yup, good old earthy matter could be the remedy to your problem. There are different types of clay that are used as face masks. Bentonite, French green and Montmorillonite (European) are the most common ones. Similar to charcoal, clay has superb absorbency which makes it ideal for those with oily or combination skin. Clay is also excellent in replenishing the skin with a variety of minerals while detoxing your skin. You will notice tighter pores, smoother, and best of all less shiny skin!

If you have mature/aging skin, you should try:

Coffee Face Mask

Here’s why: Our skin changes as we age and while there are an abundance of products available in the market aimed at correcting aging skin, they tend to be very expensive. So it is a good idea to try a natural alternative like this coffee face mask. Similar to how caffeine boosts energy, a coffee-based mask rejuvenates the skin and keeps it looking brighter with less wrinkles. It also improves circulation, firms, tightens and reduces puffiness. Many people like to use face masks at night but give this one a try in the morning if you want to awaken your skin.

Note: Always remember to spot test before using a mask.

10 Crazy Facts You Didn’t Know About The Origin Of Makeup

You might think your Rimmel anti-clump mascara is a new invention, but cosmetics have been around for thousands of years.

Makeup was invented in ancient times to be worn as a social status statement or to ward off evil eyes. Although some of the products used weren’t harmful, they contained cringe-worthy ingredients like bug guts and animal poop.

Unfortunately, not all these products were safe to use because they contained toxic ingredients such as white lead, coal tar, and belladonna.

Check out the odd beauty customs that led to today’s makeup, and let us know what you think! #6 is so strange.

1. The Egyptians Wore It First

Cleopatra was the one of the first women to wear eye makeup, which was made from crushed minerals such as copper and lead ore. Yikes!

2. Makeup Was Worn to Ward Off “Evil Eyes”

The darker the shade, the more the makeup was said to ward off the gaze of evil spirits and unwanted eyes. It also was said that makeup pleased the gods.

3. Some Makeup Was Poisonous

Roman women used eye drops made with belladonna to make their eyes appear bigger and more beautiful. This eventually caused some to go blind.

4. Moles Were Fashionable

A mole on your face or neck was considered a “beauty mark,” and if you didn’t have one, you’d make one out of black velvet and glue.

5. Red Lipstick Identified Prostitutes

In Greece, lipstick wasn’t worn by most women. Instead, it was made law that prostitutes must wear red lipstick to avoid confusion.

6. Is it Possible to Wear THAT Much?

Queen Elizabeth I was wearing a full inch of makeup on her face when she died. For real. And it was made primarily with lead. No wonder she died.  

7. They Used WHAT to Achieve Pale Skin?

Back when tans weren’t fashionable, women used to apply leeches to keep their skin porcelain-pale. Terrifying.

8. Munch, Munch, Crunch

Aztec and Incan civilizations used a red dye called cochineal in lipstick. It was made using crushed beetles!

9. Bird Poop as a Facial?

Japanese Geisha used Uguisu No Fun, or nightingale feces, to whiten their skin and balance their complexions.

10. A “Smart” Way to Do Mascara

Elizabethan-era women smothered their eyelashes with coal tar to create a “wide eye” look. You guessed it – they eventually lost their eyesight.