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Make-it-Yourself Clarifying Face Mask


     Hormonal breakouts this week?  Don’t fret.  I have a simple get clear recipe for you.  In a bowl mix 1 tbsp of baking soda with 1 cup oatmeal and 1-8oz cup of plain yogurt (preferably Greek yogurt, because it’s thicker).  Mix together, mask up and wait for the mask to tingle (approximately 15 minutes).  Wash off.  The oatmeal gently exfoliates and it’s also an anti-inflammatory agent.  The yogurt has lactic acid to help rid your skin of those blemishes while the baking soda helps kill bacteria.  Lightly moisturize, then spot treat the existing blemishes with a sulfur treatment between 4-10%. Try this two nights in a row and, viola, beautiful skin! 

- Scott-Vincent Borba Celebrity Esthetician and Make-up Artist

For over a decade, Scott-Vincent has been a renowned innovator in the beauty category and has worked on such esteemed brands such as Hard Candy Cosmetics, Johnson & Johnson®, P&G/Wella-Sebastian, Shiseido/Joico, and Dr. Murad.Scott-Vincent helped found E.L.F. Cosmetics with the idea that quality color cosmetics shouldn’t be limited to high-end department stores. Aside from contributing to the monthly blogs, he oversees new product development and leads the brand with head-turning innovation. A graduate of Santa Clara University, Scott-Vincent received an education in Psychology, Law, Business and Marketing.  Since then, he has succeeded as a high-fashion model, TV personality and became a licensed aesthetician to further his credentials and experiences. He founded BORBA, and continues to use his creative thinking to push the envelopes of skin care as we know it. Beyond creating groundbreaking approaches to skin care, Scott-Vincent Borba’s passion lies in raising awareness for the needs of troubled children.  He is an active spokesperson for The Covenant House, a non-profit organization that provides food, shelter, counseling and education for youth in need.