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.”
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).”
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