Get Glowing Skin With This Homemade Morning Face Mask
You read that right — this is a morning face mask. See, we know you probably save your face masks for the evening, or as something fun to do on the weekends with your besties. But we’re mixing things up and sharing this easy facial that you can whip up with your breakfast or even the night before. All you have to do is apply it in the morning and scrub, and you’ll walk away with glowing skin all day long.
Let’s talk about what’s in it for you. Blueberries are nature’s super-charged antioxidant boost packed in a tiny, little berry. Pretty convenient, right? Those antioxidants are great for reducing damage from UV rays and other environmental factors that could leave your skin damaged.
Oatmeal can restore your skin to a balanced pH. This is an awesome benefit if you suffer from any skin conditions, inflammation or even just dryness. It also naturally produces saponins, which means it will actually lather and cleanse your skin, 100 percent naturally. Think of it as a super mild alternative to your normal face wash.
Finally, honey is a humectant, aka it helps skin to retain moisture. If you’re using raw honey, it’ll have tiny micro-beads to exfoliate skin too. As if that wasn’t enough, honey is a natural anti-bacterial and produces a very mild form of hydrogen peroxide. These two aspects make it amazing for acne-prone skin. This is definitely one sweet that will keep your skin glowing and smooth. Even celebs are getting in on it — Scarlett Johansson uses raw honey on her gorgeous skin too.
– 1 tbsp oatmeal or oat flour
– 5-6 blueberries, fresh or frozen
– 1 tsp raw honey
1. Blend up 1 tablespoon of your oatmeal in the blender. If you’re using oat flour, skip this step. You can leave your oats whole and get the same benefits, but they’ll stick to your skin better if they’re blended.
2. Mash up 5 to 6 blueberries. Using frozen blueberries works great because they get juicy and squishy as they defrost. Pop a few in the fridge the night before to streamline your morning routine.
3. Mix honey in with the blueberries.
4. Add in your blended oatmeal or oat flour and mix well.
5. Apply to damp skin and let it set for 10-15 minutes, just long enough to drink your coffee, check your e-mail and give yourself a pat on the back for your excellent time-management skills.
6. To rinse, add water and gently scrub for an extra exfoliation boost. Wipe off any excess with a damp washcloth.
Do you DIY your own face masks? Tell us your favorite recipes in the comments!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)