An oatmeal mask is great for your skin. Oatmeal possesses some wonderful skin care properties for oily, dry, or sensitive skin. It is a gentle and effective natural skin cleanser and removes surface dirt and impurities. It restores the skin’s natural moisture balance by protecting the skin from water loss and drawing moisture to the skin from the surroundings. It is a gentle facial scrub and skin exfoliant. It soothes the skin and eases the discomfort of skin irritations caused by rashes, abrasions, insect bites, poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, etc.
To enjoy the beauty benefits of oatmeal skin care you will need:
– Rolled oats (not instant) – found in the supermarket cereal section
– Blender or food processor
Directions: Grind oats in blender or food processor until oats have the consistency of flour. Pour into a jar, cover tightly, and use as follows:
Oatmeal Facial Cleanser & Scrub: Pour a small amount of ground oatmeal into palm, and add a little water to make a paste. Apply to face and throat and massage onto skin. Rinse. Follow with moisturizer.
Oatmeal Facial Mask: Pour a small amount of ground oatmeal into palm, and add a little water to make a paste. (For a more moisturizing mask, use milk instead of water.) Apply to face and throat and leave on skin for about 5 minutes. Rinse. Follow with moisturizer.
Oatmeal Lemon Facial Mask: Add a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice to oatmeal and make a paste. Apply to face and throat and leave on skin for 5 minutes. Rinse. Follow with moisturizer. Weekly use of Oatmeal Lemon Facial Mask can help to bleach dark spots and freckles naturally. Lemon juice contains citric acid and vitamin C that functions as natural alpha hydroxy acids to help dissolve dead skin cells for brighter, more even toned skin.
Caution: Fresh lemon juice can cause a tingling sensation that may become uncomfortable. For sensitive skin, dilute lemon juice with an equal amount of water before mixing into oatmeal and applying to skin. If tingling becomes severe, rinse skin immediately with warm water. Do not use Oatmeal Lemon Facial Mask after exfoliating skin.