How to Make Oatmeal Face Masks
Oatmeal is one of the most beneficial cereals for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. But it is also an ingredient that's widely used in cosmetics thanks to its exfoliating properties, which help to regenerate the skin and provide valuable nutrients that can improve the appearance of the skin. That's why in this OneHowTo.com article we're giving you some beauty solutions you can make at home. Find out how to make oatmeal face masks easily, quickly and economically.
Exfoliation is a beauty treatment that's very simple and necessary for the skin because it helps to get rid of the build up of dead skin cells, leaving your skin smoother and softer. It also brings new life to the skin, giving it a healthier, better appearance while at the same time helping to close the pores and leaving skin glowing.
However, you should never over-exfoliate; exfoliating too often can dry out the delicate skin on the face, so it is best to do it just once a week.
If you have dry skin and are looking to hydrate and nourish it, then this oatmeal face mask is perfect for you. Mix 3 tablespoons of oatmeal with 1/4 cup of milk. Leave the oatmeal flakes in the liquid for about 10 minutes; the result should be a fairly thick mixture.
Apply the mixture to your face using gentle circular motions, massaging upwards in order to stimulate blood flow. Leave the mask on your skin for 15 minutes and then remove it with cold water to help close the pores.
If you have oily skin and you're looking to regulate oiliness at the same time as nourishing and keeping your skin in good condition, then a slightly different homemade oatmeal face mask is just what you need. Instead of milk, mix 3 tablespoons of oatmeal with 1/4 cup water; the results will not increase your skin's oil production.
Our next face mask will make your skin look as though you've just had a professional beauty treatment. It is an exfoliant and, thanks to its active ingredients, it will leave your skin feeling not only smooth, hydrated and nourished but also provides a lifting effect that will give your skin a more youthful appearance.
Mix 4 tablespoons of oatmeal with 1/3 hot water (not so hot that it burns your skin) and leave the flakes to absorb some of the liquid for a few minutes. Then add 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons of honey and an egg white. Apply the mixture to your face and leave it for 15 minutes. When you remove it with cold water, the results will be noticeable.
Another option to nourish the skin and leaving it glowing is to mix 3 tablespoons of oatmeal, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 2 tablespoons of honey and the juice of half an orange. This provides an intense exfoliation that will brighten the skin and revive it with a healthy dose of vitamin C from the orange juice. This is a great, yet simple home beauty treatment.
Achieving great skin doesn't require too much effort and or mean you have to spend a large amount of money. Try these homemade oatmeal masks and you'll see what a difference it makes to your skin in a few short minutes.
Oatmeal has great benefits for skin, that's why it's a great ally to introduce in our daily beauty routine. For example, oatmeal is a powerful cleaser to level the pH of your skin, it also avoids skin from dehidrating, giving it the necessary humidity for the whole day; it's ideal to get rid of dead cells and skin impurities.
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