DIY Olive Oil OatFix Mask for Jet-Lagged Skin
Wouldn’t you love to have zero jet lag symptoms no matter how frequently you are hopping on a plane to wonderful destinations? If your skin feels tight, dehydrated, flaky, and tired post travelling it’s due to the dry air and lack of oxygen in pressurised airplane cabins which affect the hydration levels and elasticity of your epidermis. We can't guarantee a jet-lag-free journey, but with this DIY Olive Oil OatFix Mask, we can guarantee a quick recovery for your skin so that you'll look bright and well-rested regardless of the time zone!
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons oatmeal
1 tablespoon almond flour
1 tablespoon honey
- Process all the ingredients in a blender or food processor to get a thick paste. Alternatively, you can mix everything by hand, in case you are in a hotel room with no access to kitchen equipment. You can keep travel-sized packets of extra virgin olive oil in your carry on to make sure you have your favorite product handy. Our Spartan Packets are perfect for this!
- Apply to a clean face and let sit for up to 15-20 minutes. Rinse well with lukewarm water and pat dry with an absorbent towel.
- Follow with your skincare and/or makeup routine as per usual.
What it does to your skin
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil:
Full of antioxidants extra virgin olive oil moisturizes and fights bacteria. It also helps to prevent signs of premature aging and sun damage, you know, when you are soaking up all that sun at the exotic beach where you landed. It fights free-radical damage, while the squalene locks in much-needed moisture to get you glowing instantly. It's super safe to use on the skin daily, on its own, or blended in a DIY mask, like this one! Rich in vitamins A, D, K, and E, it helps to decrease oxidative stress on the skin and provides deep nourishment at the same time.
Oatmeal treats dry skin and removes dead skin cells allowing your skin to breathe and detox. Oatmeal also contains certain compounds called ‘saponins’, which are natural cleansers. They remove the dirt and oil that clog the pores and exfoliate the skin. It can reduce redness and help soothe irritations caused by traveling. When activated with extra virgin olive oil, it makes the perfect skin treatment for a clean and youthful complexion.
- Almond Flour
Almond flour works wonders repairing skin damage while moisturizing dry and jet-lagged skin. Rich in B Vitamins and Vitamin E, it protects and plumps naturally. Perfect for face masks and scrubs this understated skincare hero is here to stay!
Does your skin break out after a long flight? You are not alone. Airplane acne is a real thing, and many voyageurs are affected by it. But there's a =n all-natural solution that won't cost you a small fortune! Raw honey helps balance the bacteria on your skin, which makes it a great product to use for acne-prone or post-travel skin.
Bananas are rich in valuable vitamin A which restores the lost hydration from your skin. The potassium, zinc, and manganese, are anti-inflammatory which means they help your skin heal and get back to normal after a long trip. Bananas also have anti-aging and antioxidant properties. Combined with the rest of the ingredients in this DIY mask you get a beauty powerhouse in seconds!
What a simple and fascinating way to prevent (or get rid of) jet-lagged skin so that you can enjoy your vacay time or business trip without worrying about the condition of skin! Give it a go and send us holiday selfies! Masks on! See you when you land!