Oatmeal is great for your skin. Why, you ask? Well, oatmeal contains healthy fats which help moisturize your skin. It is great as a face wash because it cleanses the pores. In this recipe, it is used as a face cleansing rub and mask. Oatmeal contains natural cleansers known as saponins. Saponins gently remove dirt and oil from the skin’s pores.
Oatmeal is also great for the skin because it contains proteins that maintain the skins natural barrier. It prevents dryness by leaving a protective film on the skin to prevent dull, flaky skin.
A great way to reap the benefits of oatmeal is to use an oatmeal face rub and mask every week. Here is a recipe to do just that:
Just 3 ingredients.
SWEET MONDAY’S RECIPE FOR Oatmeal Face Rub and Mask
2 tablespoons of old fashioned oats
1-2 tablespoons of filtered hot water (enough to make a paste)
1/2 teaspoon of honey
1-2 tablespoons of water is just enough water to make a paste with the oatmeal. The antibacterial properties of honey is great for inflamed skin and can also help with dry skin.
Rub the oatmeal face rub onto your skin in circular motions to cleanse the face. Make sure your face is clean beforehand with no make up on it. Leave the oatmeal rub on your skin for 10 to 15 minutes to harden and use as a mask.
This oatmeal face rub and mask is great for dry skin and inflamed skin. It’s so natural. The best part is that I’m sure that you have these three ingredients in your kitchen as we speak.
Wishing you a simple soothing Sunday.