Say What! Snooki Gives Self Cat Litter Facials
While on Monday night’s Conan, Jersey Shore's tiny wonder Snooki had a sitdown with the irreverent late night host while promoting her soon-to-be-Pulitzer-Prize-winning book, Confessions of a Guidette. While enlightening the red-headed funnyman about the rules of self tanner, Snooki also schooled him on a new type of beauty regime – the cat litter facial! Uh huh! Don’t worry you guys, it’s clean cat litter!
When Conan asked Snooki Cookie about a portion of her book that touted cat litter facials (yes, that’s facials made from cat litter), the fun-sized diva explained, "I like to Google a lot and I don’t like to spend a lot of money on spa treatments because I’m like a cheapo. So I Googled what else I could use and it was ... cat litter." Her eloquence and brilliance constantly amazes me.
Conan seemed to have some difficulties understanding how this process could be healthy for one's skin – what with all the chemicals and what not – but Snooki seems to have clinically tested it (in her own way) so, to her, it was obviously safe. Despite being baffled that the kitty litter could potentially be bad for your skin, Snooki explained her rationale to Coco, "I haven’t broke out at all so … I think it works!"
I’m the first one to write Snooki off and chalk her claims up as the rantings of a tiny human whose brain has been addled from overexposure to the sun and whose mind has been shaken (not stirred) after far too many fist pumps. But what if Snooks is right? And what if I’ve presumptuously just cast off her claims because I think she is a ridiculous person who is making the world stupider every day by pushing her brand of "Guidette"? Much like Woodward and Bernstein, I realized I needed to delve deeper. I needed to find the truth of the situation. So I did.
I followed Snooki’s advice and turned to the super powers of Google to do some research into the claims of the potential future Estee Lauder. What did I find????
First off, according to eHow, I found that kitty litter does seem to work – as long as its marked "100 percent natural clay," (a key fact that Snooker Doodle seemed clueless about) since bentonite clay (which is what 100% natural kitty litter is made from) is also the ingredient found in mud masks at most luxury spas. So I guess Snooki is ... right??? WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE WORLD?!
According to eHow, all you need to have radiant, cat-approved skin is to perform these five easy steps:
-1. Measure 2 tbsp. of natural clay cat litter into a small bowl. If the cat litter is large grain, it may help to break up the clumps first. Simply press the litter firmly with a smooth-bottomed cup or glass to make a fine powder.
-2. Stir in the distilled water 1 tbsp. at a time, working the clay into a thick even paste. If you have trouble with a few hard pieces of cat litter, scoop the clay paste into a strainer and press the paste through the mesh with the back of a spoon, eliminating larger pieces.
-3. Add one drop of rose essential oil and one drop of chamomile essential oil to the cat litter face mask clay. Stir the mixture well, adding a bit more water if necessary.
4 . Squeeze the juice from one fresh lemon into the cat litter face mask mixture to help combat oily skin. Lemon is a natural astringent that helps prevent acne and clean pores without over-drying your skin.
5. Wash your face with warm water and pat dry. Apply the cat litter clay facial evenly to your neck and face and place the cucumber slices over your eyes. Relax for 15 minutes before rinsing with cool water.
And yes, I can now say that I have taught the world (okay fine … the Insider.com’s readers) something. You’re welcome. Follow those simple (and by simple I mean steps that seem like too much effort) and you can having skin glowing just like Snooki’s. Warning: 6-inch-high poof, ignorance to the outside world, the personality of a yappy-yap dog and orange skin color not included. Sad face! :-(