Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and while you should definitely be putting it on your plate, you might not know that you should also be putting it on your face. Yeah, you read that right. Prepare to discover all of the breakfast foods to put on your face and body for glowy skin perfection. Whether you're a scrambled eggs kind of gal or all about those oats, save a serving for your skin!
If you've hesitated to dive into DIY beauty life, I would urge you to give it a try. Chances are high your kitchen is already stocked with everything you need to cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate your face and body.
While I am going to dive into what sorts of foods you can put on the outside of your body, I want to remind you that what you're putting into your body matters just as much. No matter how many incredible DIY beauty concoctions you use on your skin, you've also got to nourish from the inside out. For example, to dodge dry skin, always make sure to balance out the dehydrating effects of coffee and alcohol by chugging plenty of water (herbal tea counts!). And if you're struggling with acne, consider altering your diet to see if you notice a difference. Your body and skin are so connected with what you consume, it's insane!
As for what to slap on your face in the a.m., read on:
1. Orange Juice
According to beauty master Michelle Phan, mixing together a tablespoon of baking soda with a teaspoon of OJ creates a mask that both brightens skin and tightens pores. Yes please.
Thanks to the gentle exfoliating properties of oats, an avocado oatmeal mask is just the thing for dry skin.
Full of vitamin C and antioxidants, blueberries make the perfect face mask ingredient. Blend a cup with about two tablespoons of aloe vera gel for a super soothing mask after a day in the sun over spring break.
Step aside granola. All you need for a simple, wrinkle-fighting face mask is a scoop of yogurt. Leave it on your face for twenty minutes, and then rinse away. And aim for organic so you don't accidentally coat your face in growth hormones and antibiotics. Eek.
5. Egg Whites
Set aside an egg white or two from your morning omelet. Everyday Roots shared, "Egg whites form an easy mask that can be used to temporarily tighten pores, thus reducing chances of future blackheads. [They] are also rich in nutrients for your skin, and are a little less drying than some other home remedies for blackheads." I'm in!
Taking a milk bath might sound like a weird way to moisturize, but Bustle's own Amanda Richards is totally into it!
Original Scrub, $14.95, Frank
Oh coffee, is there anything you can't do? After chugging down a cup, I love taking the grounds and mixing them with coconut oil for a fast and easy lip exfoliator. Of course, you can always just buy a glorious natural exfoliator with coffee grounds, too!
8. Green Tea
After making a cup of green tea, let the tea bag cool and then set it over each of your eyes for about five minutes to fight off morning puffiness.
Organic Cane Sugar, $11.08, Wholesome Sweeteners
Sugar doesn't just belong on your coffee! The sweet stuff is a gentle enough exfoliant to use on your face, and all you need for an incredibly effective homemade version is about 1/2 cup pure cane sugar mixed with 1/4 cup coconut oil.