For todays DIY I have a special recipe, how I healed my stressed out skin with a DIY oatmeal and honey face mask. I wish I had a before picture but those kinds of things don’t always occur to me before I start a new project.
April and May were very stressful months for me for a lot of reasons. I was traveling, I started working more hours, I didn’t have time to exercise, there was a few weeks of really bad eating, I started trying a lot of new things, working on secret projects (they are still a secret, hopefully I can tell you soon!) etc. My skin just freaked out. It was bumpy, red, very dry, and more sensitive than usual.
After some research and trying different recipes, I came up with this easy oatmeal and honey recipe.
- One tablespoon oatmeal/rolled oats
- One tablespoon raw honey (Mine is from Vine.com, get 20% off with my affiliate code Kindness)
- A few droplets of water
Just combine all ingredients and leave on your face for at least 20 minutes. I often leave it on for 40 minutes. For the first 10 minutes or so you need to be laying down because the mask can drip off your face and make a mess. Take off the mask with warm water since it can be pretty sticky.
I kept the left over and used it on my face for three mornings. I wouldn’t recommend keeping it for more then three days because the texture changes. I’d also recommend refrigerating it.
Oatmeal is great for calming down the skin. It helps people with Eczema/Atopic Dermatitis, Psoriasis, and Rosacea. It is very anti-inflammatory. Honey is very moisturizing and has a good amount of skin helping. Together they are a super food!
What is in your skincare arsenal?