Benefits of Oatmeal in Natural Skin Care
Oatmeal is a powerful tool in natural skin care. The benefits of using oatmeal in your natural skin care routine are numerous . For starters, oatmeal removes dead skin cells, soothes and softens the skin. Oatmeal also contains anti-inflammatory properties and restores a natural moisture balance to the skin.
In addition, oatmeal also deep cleans pores, exfoliates, removes dirt from the skin, and effectively reduces dry skin and itching. Oatmeal was said to be used by the Egyptians as a primary ingredient in youth-promoting facial masks.
Listed below are a few easy-to-make natural oatmeal skin care recipes for you to try. Used rolled oats in most of these recipes. (some can use instant oatmeal). Rolled oats should be cooked and cooled before use, and a food processor (or coffee grinder) can be useful for these recipes.
Simple basic facial mask recipe
In food processor (or coffee grinder) grind down your oats and put in a jar with a lid for storage.
Add milk or water to a handful of the oatmeal to make a paste. (Milk will provide more moisture for dry skin). Cover the face with this mask and leave on for 10-15 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
*recipe can be used by cooking and cooling your rolled oats (without a food processor) and adding your milk or water, and follow the same procedure.
Gentle face cleanser mask
½ cup oatmeal or cornmeal
2 tablespoons plain yogurt (or enough to make a paste)
Mix the ingredients together. Apply to the face and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
Oatmeal and baking soda scrub
2 teaspoons rolled oats (processed in food processor or grinder)
1 teaspoon baking soda
Mix ingredients together and add enough water to make a paste. Gently rub paste into the skin in a circular motion. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
Egg and Oatmeal facial mask
1 tablespoon oatmeal
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
Crack the egg into a bowl and whip. Add the oatmeal and olive oil until you have a smooth and creamy paste. Apply to face for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
Banana oatmeal face mask
This is a great recipe for mature skin. Banana and honey are loaded with vitamins , antioxidants and increase circulation in the skin. Use this recipe on a weekly basis to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and increase the overall appearance of your skin.
½ cup cooked oatmeal
1 teaspoon honey
½ of a banana, mashed
Combined all ingredients to form a paste. Apply to face for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with cool water.
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