Heal Your Skin with Oatmeal

Oatmeal and Honey calming face mask

For today’s DIY Friday I have a special recipe, how I healed my stressed out skin with oatmeal and honey. 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. 

 Ingredients: 

  1. One tablespoon oatmeal/rolled oats
  2. One tablespoon raw honey (Mine is from Vine.com, get 20% off with my affiliate code Kindness)
  3. 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 vitamins. Together they are a super food! 

What is in your skincare arsenal? 

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Link Love: Blackhead Fighting Face Masks and More

DIY blackhead face mask

Happy weekend!

Every Saturday I share my favorite videos and blog posts from that week. It is incredibly important to always share the things that inspire me. If you want a chance to be featured you can email me at mail@rebeccakelsey.com with “Link Love” in the subject line.

What are your favorite links from the week? I’ll share my favorites as part of next week’s round up! 



Night Routine: Travel Edition

Getting Ready Travel Night Routine by Rebecca

While I was on my San Francisco business trip with girl-karma I did my routines a little differently. For one, I tried to minimize what I generally use for skincare and double up on multitaskers. In the video below you are going to see how I got ready for bed every night after work. 

Products used:
1. Hotel conditioner and my DIY conditioner
2. Here is an explanation on how I don’t use shampoo
3. Conair comb
4. CVS Head wrap
5. Burt’s Bees Sensitive Cleanser
6. EVOO on my face, neck, and lashes (Body as well. Here is how I moisturize my body with EVOO.)
7. Blow volumizer blow dry spray (used without blow drying)
8. Gel and smoothing cream combined

That’s all! I tried to keep things simple. I let my hair air dry to a more textured look. 

How do you do your hair while you are traveling?