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How to make DIY oatmeal and honey face mask, what the benefits for your skin are, how to use it and why you should be making it as often as you can…
You think in this day and age there’s no need to make your own cosmetics? Think again. Though reaching for commercial skincare products is easy and practical, it can also be very expensive. Those products are often full of toxins and chemicals and with semi-satisfactory results.
Natural, organic DIY face masks give you all the control you need to get products that will perfectly suit you. And this oatmeal and honey face mask is one of the best DIY face masks you can find!
First of all, oatmeal and honey face mask is suitable for all skin types, including very sensitive skin. It provides lots of moisture, nourishment and protection to your skin, gently cleanses it and keeps it youthful and glowing.
Both honey and oatmeal are perfect for treating a range of skin problems. There are also ways to even further adjust this mask to your skin type or skin problem, and I’ll show you how to do that later on. But first, let’s see why this oatmeal and honey face mask is so great for your skin:
Benefits of Oatmeal for Your Skin:
Oatmeal powder is a perfect choice for DIY face masks. It is very nourishing and soothing to the skin. Its famous anti-inflammatory effect can help you get rid of acne, but it can also soothe some serious skin conditions like eczema, rash or dermatitis.
Oatmeal is suitable for all skin types. It improves the skin barrier, prevents loss of moisture, gently cleanses the skin and protects it against free radicals.
Especially if you have sensitive skin prone to irritations and you don’t want to upset it with artificial scents and colors, oatmeal is your miracle ingredient.
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Benefits of Honey for Your Skin:
Honey is another amazing skincare ingredient that is suitable for all skin types and conditions. In fact, honey is the most often used ingredient in DIY face masks, and with a good reason.
Honey moisturizes the skin and keeps it well hydrated without making it oily. Its healing properties can help you treat skin irritations, acne and acne scars. It is also an amazing anti-aging product that prevents wrinkles and fine lines.
Honey can help you clear up your skin, get rid of enlarged pores, dark spots and other skin imperfections, even out your complexion and get a skin that is plump, supple, smooth, youthful and glowing.
So, here’s how to make this amazing oatmeal and honey face mask and provide your skin with truly luxurious natural care:
Oatmeal and Honey Face Mask Recipe
- 1 tablespoon colloidal oatmeal (or oat flour)
- 1 tablespoon honey
Every time you make DIY beauty products with oatmeal, the best would be to use colloidal oatmeal. Its fine particles are perfect for skincare products. But for this oatmeal and honey face mask, you can also use oat flour or finely ground rolled oats.
As for the honey, Manuka honey is the best. Manuka honey is a unique type of honey that perfectly soothes and protects the skin. But as long as you use a honey that is pure and organic, you’re good.
To make this oatmeal and honey face mask, all you have to do is mix both ingredients well together. If your mixture is too thick, add some more honey; if it is too runny, add some more oatmeal.
Wash your face using a gentle face cleanser. It would also be great to exfoliate the skin using a gentle scrub. (Here you can find a recipe for a DIY Sugar Face Scrub.)
While your skin is still damp, apply the oatmeal and honey face mask, as thick a layer as you can. Leave it on for around 20 minutes, then rinse off well. Apply your face cream while your skin is still slightly damp, to lock in the moisture.
You can use this mask 2 times a week, or even more often if there’s need for it.
How to customize oatmeal and honey face mask:
As we already said, this oatmeal and honey face mask is great as it is for treating any skin type or skin problem. But if you want to even further adjust it to your own skin, here’s what ingredients you should add, based on your skin type:
- for dry skin – 1 teaspoon shea butter, cocoa butter, sweet almond oil or any other natural oil;
- for oily skin – 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice or 1 teaspoon kaolin clay;
- for aging skin – 2 – 3 drops vitamin E essential oil and/or 1 teaspoon rose water;
- for acne prone skin – 1 teaspoon kaolin clay and/or 2 – 3 drops tea tree essential oil;
- for dehydrated skin – 1 large teaspoon aloe vera gel;
- for dull complexion – 2 teaspoons fresh orange juice or 1 teaspoon yogurt.