I’m all about at-home skincare recipes (like this DIY Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Scrub I made recently) but I was slightly concerned by Snooki’s recent confession. While promoting her new book she stopped by the Conan show where she dropped the bomb that she uses cat litter on her face! Conan looked just as baffled as I was. But Snooki reassured us she only uses clean kitty litter – “obviously.” The world is relieved. She said she found this tip while searching Google… so I did some Googling of my own.

Apparently she got the idea from beauty expert Diane Irons. Ms. Irons has written several books including The World’s Best-Kept Beauty Secrets and has been on TV shows sharing her budget-friendly beauty tips. She says that cat litter is made of the same ingredients as special clays found in $100 spa facials. When shopping for a natural clay cat litter make sure there are no added chemicals. Check the ingredients for “sodium betonite clay” or “100 percent natural clay.”

There are several kitty litter mask recipes out there but to make a clay mask, all you have to do is add water to turn it into a paste. So simple – it’s brilliant! The masks are great for oily skin. Snooki says she hasn’t broken out from using kitty litter so it gets her seal of approval. Who would have thought we’d be getting schooled on beauty by Snooks?

Perhaps she was hinting at this beauty secret with her Halloween costume this year. Meow!

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