DIY All-Natural Oatmeal Skin Care
Posted on Friday, July 19th, 2013 at 12:18 pm
Oatmeal is a hearty breakfast that provides your body with needed nutrients and keeps you full throughout the morning! Its use doesn’t have to stop there. Oatmeal is just as good for your outsides as it is for your insides! There are many ways to incorporate the common grain into your everyday skin regimen! You can treat blemishes with an all-natural oatmeal mask, make a great at-home body scrub, or even venture into DIY oatmeal soaps.
Oatmeal Face Mask:
A DIY oatmeal face mask can be made with the cheapest and most common kitchen ingredients. The simple grain might be an answer to all of your skin problems! Oatmeal masks are known to be beneficial for acne-prone or oily skin. However, almost any skin condition will benefit from an oatmeal mask because it provides gentle exfoliation.
The Reader’s Digest book “Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things” offers the following recipe: Mix 1/2 cup hot water with 1/3 cup oatmeal for two or three minutes, then add two tablespoons each plain yogurt and honey, plus one egg white. Spread thinly on the face, then relax for 10 minutes and scrub off with warm water.
Did you know that oatmeal is an incredible cleanser for the skin? According to WebMD, it has the ability to relieve itchiness, redness, dryness and minor irritations. The grain can help remove dirt and absorb oil, while exfoliating the skin gently without all the harmful chemicals that usually exist in store bought cleansers. Just add a handful of oatmeal to warm water! Running your palm full of oatmeal under warm water creates an oatmeal liquid. When the oatmeal feels saturated and soft, spend about a minute massaging the oatmeal on your face. It really is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Did you run out of your favorite body scrub? Give something new a try! All you need is a handful of ingredients that you likely already have, and just a few minutes of your time. To make an oatmeal body scrub for the bath or shower simply mix 1 tablespoon of oats with 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, add 1 teaspoon of raw honey!
Don’t have time to make oatmeal soap completely from scratch? Give this simple project a try. All you need is a large bar of soap, 3 tablespoons of oatmeal, and 4 tablespoons of water. Grind your oatmeal up in a food processor and grate your bar of soap into small chunks. Melt the soap either in the microwave or on the stove top. Stir in the oatmeal. You can also add a few drops of soap fragrance, such as almond or honey. Pour the mixture into a mold. Let the mold cool.
Need something to do this weekend? Give this great oatmeal soap recipe from Essentially Eclectic a whirl!
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