Using Oatmeal as an Exfoliator

September 29th, 2014 | DIY, Skin care

By now, you probably have a pretty good understanding that we are big advocates of natural remedies and skin care. This week, we have quite a treat for you! Two words: oatmeal exfoliator.

Oatmeal not only has soothing properties for your skin, but it is the absolute perfect ingredients for an exfoliator—it’s grainy texture makes it easy to remove dirt and unclog pores.

Not convinced? Check out these other reasons why oatmeal is great for your skin:

  • Cooked oatmeal can help you combat acne. It may not only absorb excess oil and bacteria, but can help exfoliate dead skin cells.
  • Oatmeal can help replenish skin moisture, keeping your skin soft.
  • Oats are known for their skin lightening effect, which is why they are a popular choice for body scrubs, soaps, lotions, and more.
  • The protein found in oatmeal can help maintain your skin’s natural barrier unction. This may help protect your skin from harsh chemicals.

You didn’t think we would leave you without a couple recipes, did you? Now that you are a believer, you will surely appreciate these!

#1: The Basics

You will need:

  • Water
  • Rolled oats

Mix 1 tbs of oats with 3 tbs of warm water. Wait 5-10 minutes, or until oats soften. Once they are soft, massage the paste on your face, using a circular motion. Do this for 1-2 minutes, before rinsing with cool warm water. Finally, give your face a splash of cold water—this ensures that the pores are closed!

You can also do this simple recipe using warm milk.

#2: The Nourisher

You will need:

  • Whole milk
  • Honey
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Rolled oats

Use 1 tbs of each ingredient, except for the rolled oats—you will need 2 tbs.

Mix all together and let sit in the bowl for 5-10 minutes to allow it all to soften. Gently massage the paste on your face for 1-2 minutes. Follow the same instructions as above!

This recipe will not only help you to exfoliate, but soften and moisturize.

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