Daisy Ridley’s Face Mask Mishap Is Another Reason To Be Careful Doing DIY Treatments

Stars, they’re just like us. They have skin problems, they Google DIY beauty treatments, and sometimes they even end up with an embarrassing mishap front and center on their face. Take Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley, who took to Instagram to share a video of the hilarious results of a DIY turmeric face mask. Luckily the 24-year-old star had a great sense of humor about it all, but her tale serves as a reminder to be cautious with the plethora of online natural beauty hacks, tricks and tips.

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“So, I’m having a slightmare,” said Ridley, “because I googled at-home remedies for skin and I might have been slightly liberal with the turmeric.” Tumeric, a breakout star in the beauty world, can be used for a host of at-home beauty solutions. The golden-yellow spice can be found in beverages with anti-inflammatory benefits and can whiten teeth and help to fight blemishes, which is why Ridley used it in her face mask concoction. Unfortunately, she wasn’t prepared for its lasting effects on her skin when she applied it to her face the day before she was due on set. “Now my hands are dyed yellow,” said the actress, “and I have filming tomorrow…and it’s not Minions 2, it’s Star Wars Episode 8.”

At 15 I was diagnosed with endometriosis. One laparoscopy, many consultations and 8 years down the line, pain was back (more mild this time!) and my skin was THE WORST. I've tried everything: products, antibiotics, more products, more antibiotics) and all that did was left my body in a bit of a mess. Finally found out I have polycycstic ovaries and that's why it's bad. I can safely say feeling so self conscious has left my confidence in tatters. I hate wearing make up but I currently don't want to leave the house without it on. HOWEVER PROGRESS IS BEING MADE! (With some help from a dermatologist and cutting out dairy (waah, except for spontaneous ice creams) and cutting down sugar (bigger waah but gotta do what you've gotta do)). Finally. Finally. (Throughout all this I've only had people being wonderful and encouraging and occasionally making me realise I'm being ridiculous and there's more to life)... My point is, to any of you who are suffering with anything, go to a doctor; pay for a specialist; get your hormones tested, get allergy testing; keep on top of how your body is feeling and don't worry about sounding like a hypochondriac. From your head to the tips of your toes we only have one body, let us all make sure ours our working in tip top condition, and take help if it's needed. #wasthispostlongenough #maybethesehashtagscanbulkitupabit #alsohowmanybracketsdoesonewomanneed #ifyourereadingthisiapplaudyou #thisisaclaymaskincaseyourewondering

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This isn’t the first time the actress has opened up on social media about her skin care woes. Earlier this month she shared a photo of herself wearing a clay face mask with the caption: “My skin was the worst. I can safely say feeling so self-conscious has left my confidence in tatters. I hate wearing makeup but I currently don't want to leave the house without it on.” Ridley went on to share with her followers that she sufferers from both polycystic ovary syndrome and endometriosis, and as a result of antibiotics and various other treatments, she’s had to deal with skin-related issues like hormonal acne. 

In another post where Ridley used a Snapchat beauty filter to disguise blemishes and even out her skin, she shared her feelings on how her skin affects her self-esteem. “Social media is great but also a bit scary cause what people post is the most filtered, most carefully chosen and cleverly edited moments of their lives. And self-esteem is a huge issue for people around the world. My skin isn't great so I don't post no makeup selfies, much as I'd like to.” It’s refreshing to see someone in Hollywood be so candid about sensitive issues like bouts with bad skin, but Ridley is quick to remind everyone that despite her woes, the Force is still with her. “But I actually do love myself, I try to think good thoughts always and am surrounded by the most wonderful people, so I'm keeping it balanced (like the Force, obvs).”