How to make a DIY Oatmeal and Honey Face Mask
As I mentioned in my pumpkin pie oatmeal post a few days ago, I LOVE oatmeal! It makes for a wonderful and easy to make breakfast, but did you know that oatmeal also has it’s place in the beauty world?
It’s true, and it goes far beyond just your typical oatmeal bath. Oats are great for your skin and even your hair. One of my favorite ways to incorporate oatmeal into my beauty routine is by creating an oatmeal honey facial mask. 1. Because I can eat it and 2. because it exfoliates my skin while moisturizing it….leaving it that nice baby skin feeling…oh and did I mention you can eat it too?
When oatmeal becomes moist it forms a nourishing paste that can hydrate and balance the skin while exfoliating and cleansing the pores from impurities. Oats are a soothing and gentle exfoliant that can relieve irritation and inflammation of the skin, which makes it great for using it on your face. Those that are prone to acne will especially love this mask as it really helps to cleanse and replenish the skin, and helping to combat those nasty pimples.
Mix your oatmeal with yogurt to make it a stronger hydrating exfoliant. Plain yogurt is one of the best things you can add to your skin (and hair) as it contains lactic acid, which not only very gently exfoliates the skin but hydrates it as well. Yogurt also contains live active cultures, which are known to assist in balancing the skin and giving you that beautiful glow that you so desire.
Raw organic honey is such a beneficial ingredient to add into your beauty routine. Unprocessed honey is full of minerals, is an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial & antiseptic, and cleanses while also moisturizing the skin. Be sure that you’re buying raw honey and not the corn syrup that is disguised as “honey”.
I have noticed that this mask is great for the fall and winter season, because our skin tends to lose it’s summer glow and becomes dry and irritated. Freshen it up with this deliciously amazing Oatmeal Honey Facial Mask!
- Place oats in a food processor or blender and blend until an uneven powdery consistency.
- Place oats and yogurt into a bowl and mix well.
- Gently warm honey up if in a solid state (never microwave) and mix in with oats and yogurt when honey becomes liquid.
- You should have a thick paste-like texture.
- Wash your face to ensure that it is make up free and clean, while letting your mask sit for about 5 minutes.
- Gently massage mask all over face for a few minutes, I typically rub in a circular motion all around.
- Let mask sit for 5- 10 minutes then rinse with cold or warn water
Be sure to snap a photo & hashtag #omlivin during or after making this recipe! I would love to know how it turned out for you!
I love washing this mask off my face, because afterwards my skin just feels so amazing. If you repeat this process 1-2 times a week you will notice a natural glow to your skin as well as an increased amount of times you touch your baby soft cheeks lol.
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Written By: Ashleigh Nicole
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