Honey and Oatmeal Face Mask

Oatmeal face mask  – Sounds Yummy!

Oat is basically a cereal that originated in Scotland. It is not only consumed in the form of oatmeal or rolled oats by us but also used extensively as livestock feed. Oats are also full of fiber with just one cup containing more than 10 grams of protein. The best bit is that this keeps you feeling full and reduces those nasty urges to food binge.

As with all of my diy face mask recipes, here are the benefits of using oatmeal when creating homemade face masks.

    1. Treatment of Acne

Cooked oatmeal is a great natural remedy for treating acne.

    2. Fighting Dryness / Itchiness

Oats are effective when dealing with skin rashes, itchiness , scaling and peeling. This is because they contain polysaccharides which become gelatinous when in contact with water. What this means is that they end up forming a protective layer when applied on the skin helping to fight dryness while their anti-inflammatory properties help to fight itchiness.

    3. Skin Moisturizer

Beta-glucan in oats create a film on the skin and also help to penetrate deep into the skin to provide much needed moisturizing. It also helps with wound healing and improves collagen deposition and activation of immune cells within the skin.

    4. Skin Lightening

Body scrubs, soaps and exfoliating creams from your top brands all contain oats. This is because oats are known for their skin lightening effects as well as improving skin tone and texture.

    5. Natural Cleanser

Saponins which are found in oats help to remove dirt and oil from pores without causing irritation. So in essence oats are your natural cleansers that cause next to no discomfort when used but also leave behind a soft and silky skin.

    6. Skin Protection

Last but not least, they help create a barrier that protects your skin from harsh chemicals and against conditions such as eczema, rosacea and rashes.  The lubricating fats in oats are a great moisturizer that provides a protective layer over the skin to fight UV rays.

The proteins in oatmeal help in maintaining the skin’s natural barrier and protect your skin from harsh chemicals. It also protects against skin conditions like eczema, rosacea and rashes.


Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoon of rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 egg
  • bowl
  • spoon
  • blender

 Preparation

The first step in creating the oatmeal face mask is to grind 4 tablespoons of rolled oats. This is done to enhance the texture of the mask as the last thing we want is for the mask to crumble away as you are putting it on. Simply take the rolled oats and place them in your blender / food processor and grind them until they form a course powder.

Take the powder and place it in a bowl adding 1 tablespoon of honey. With the help of a spoon, mix the oats and the honey until they form a uniform mixture. Honey is being added to further improve the texture of the diy face mask and also to act as an humectant to help moisturize the skin. I have created a diy face mask out of honey before and you can read all about that by clicking HERE.

Next is the slightly tricky bit of cracking the egg (wait I haven’t finished yet!) without breaking the yolk. Discard the egg white (I would personally keep it aside for creating a healthy yolk free omelette) and add it to the bowl with the oatmeal and honey mixture. Egg yolks are a good source of vitamin D which in turn act as an antioxidant helping to delay the ageing process.

Your oatmeal face mask is now ready. Simply apply the mixture for roughly 15 minutes and then rinse it off thoroughly with warm water.

st-ives-oatmeal face mask

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Want to know more about this product? Then read my review HERE.