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Using real gold as a face mask is a thing and it’s really expensive, but of course we’ve found a $6 DIY version YouTube screenshot

Yes that’s right, putting 24-karat gold on your face will make your skin better.

We were just as surprised when we found out, but then again, putting gold on things usually makes them more appealing. And also more expensive.

These masks, even the ones you put on yourself at home, run around $50 for a single application. Crazy, right?

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Of course, the internet has a DIY hack — and luckily, it only costs $6. So if you’re dying to know if putting gold on your skin will actually make it better or not, you don’t have to shell out the big bucks to find out.

Here’s the real deal tested by YouTuber Kaushal Beauty:

And here’s the DIY hack thanks to Instagrammer Farah Dhukai:

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✨DIY 24K GOLD MASK for $6 per use✨ 🤓A lot of you ask me to DIY and test expensive skincare and treatments that youve seen on instagram/celebs/tv.. so heres my 1st DIY of 2017!🎊 💵COST TO GET EVERYTHING FROM AMAZON: 24K GOLD SHEETS: $10.99 ROSEHIP SEED OIL: $7.48 (u can use any oil, this is just my fav) TOTAL COST TO DIY: $18.47 for 3 TIME USE which = ~$6 per use 💸COST TO BUY THIS MASK FROM A BRAND: $75 -$300 for 1-2 time use 💰COST AT A SPA: $380-770 per treatment ✌🏾I tested this mask TWICE to see if its worth spending $ on, if it REALLY does anything, or if it just looks cool and lets you be cleopatra for a day, and if its easy to apply…. Instagram VS Real Life = big difference😭 1️⃣TEST #1 GOLD LEAF + OIL SERUM Apply oil to face Apply gold to face with the paper its on. DONT touch it otherwise its a waste/fail Leave on 30 mins – gently rub in with oil (without using oil it jus balls up and flakes off) 2️⃣TEST #2 GOLD LEAF ON CLEAN SKIN – NO OIL -it doesnt stick as well onto a clean face -it does NOT rub into your skin without the help of an oil or moisturizer. -it looks great as a real 24k gold POPPIN highlight on top of makeup but if youre using it for skincare, you have the RUB TF out of ur face to get it off and that just defeats the purpose, cuz rubbing = sagging/aging skin 😱RESULTS: the Oil/Serum is what gives you a glow/hydrated skin. The gold looks cool ASF but its VERY hard to work with and you have to have cat like reflexes in order to not ruin the gold leaf and make it go to waste. I literally had to hold my breath at times so the leaf wouldnt fold and fly away. TBH It looks cool on the gram but cool is as good as it gets cuz the gold leaf is not very effective on its own cuz of how hard it is to apply 😔 If you REALLY want to try the gold leaf facial, do yourself a favour and save a TON of money and just buy the gold leaf off amazon. *Make sure its edible gold leaf and its 23k gold or higher* ps. dont eat it, its edible but it tastes like what it is: METAL. ❤️LIKE dis vid 2 see more like this and leave suggestions below on what you'd like to see DIY'd next!👇🏽

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She turns to Amazon for a cheaper solution and picks up gold foil sheets for only $6.

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Looks pretty similar, right? The next time you want to treat yo’self, reach for that gold foil.

Jessie Taylor is a freelance writer and crafter who is currently traveling the U.S. in search of her ideal place to live and the perfect cup of coffee. Follow her adventures on Instagram and Twitter.
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