We all know the health benefits of oatmeal, but did you know that this is also an excellent ingredient for your skin?… using it topically, instead of ingesting it, that is. Oatmeal is actually a wonderful natural alternative to soap. It has cleansing and exfoliating properties that makes it perfect for soothing dry and irritated skin. As a skin cleanser, it absorbs surface dirt, leaving skin soft and clean without the need for soap. Leave it on for half an hour as a mask, and it deep cleanses your pores without drying the skin. And finally, massaging the oatmeal onto your skin gently exfoliates it, removing dead skin cells, and revealing healthy and glowing skin.
Add some honey to it, and the mixture not only creates a thicker paste, but it also provides the additional skin care benefits of honey, a skin care ingredient used since ancient times due to its moisturizing, protecting, rejuvenating and healing properties. (Honey is also great for moisturizing unruly hair. Try out this homemade natural beauty hair treatment using honey and avocado.)
To bring together the beauty benefits of these 2 simple ingredients, try out this natural oatmeal honey facial mask that will surely leave your skin glowing, fresh and hydrated:
Simply mix 1 tablespoon of oatmeal and 1 tablespoon of honey, until it develops a thick consistency. Apply on face using gentle circular strokes, and leave it on for half an hour. Gently rinse off using the same circular strokes, and pat dry. The circular motion makes the oatmeal a natural exfoliant as it removes dead skin cells.
Try out this beauty recipe and tell us what you think….