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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Oatmeal & Honey Face Mask for All Skin Types

Short on time or finances for a weekly spa facial but love the look and feel of your skin afterward? Get your pamper on at home while you take care of your skin with a fabulous homemade face mask!

There are many skin loving ingredients just lying around your house that are perfect for making your own deliciously hydrating masks. For those with oily or acne-prone skin, mud or clay-based masks are the way to go to balance out your skin. Dry skin benefits from the hydrating effects of glycerin, honey, and noncomedogenic oils. Prone to sensitive skin? Ginseng and green tea masks provide a wonderfully soothing effect.

This basic face mask is great for all skin types and easy peasey to prepare. It is designed to provide a cleansing, rejuvenating effect.

Oatmeal & Honey Face Mask

Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp dry oats, finely ground (best to use a mini food processor or blender on the unprocessed oats)
  • 1 tbsp live, organic yogurt (plain)
  • A few drops of clover honey
  • Vit E capsule (or a few drops of liquid Vit E)
Preparation:

Add the yogurt to the oatmeal in a small bowl and spoon blend. Add a few drops of honey to the yogurt and oatmeal mixture. Squeeze in the contents of your Vit E capsule.

Before using your mask, a gentle cleansing and good steam are recommended to remove makeup and debris and open up your pores in preparation for all of the skin loving goodies of the mask. This can easily be accomplished by putting your face 8-10 inches from a bowl of just boiled water for 3-5 minutes or by placing a very warm washcloth on your face (make sure that it is warm enough to stimulate your pores but not so hot that it burns your skin!).

Apply the mask to your face. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Follow with a warm washcloth. Remember not to tug at or rub your skin harshly with the washcloth...just a gentle exfoliation. I like to end with a cool water rinse to close the pores and tighten the skin.

Follow with your favorite moisturizer.

* This mask is intended to be prepared and used immediately. For freshness and quality, it is not intended to be made in bulk and stored for a period of time.

5 comments:

  1. Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

    I love those home made face masks. This one is a little different than the last one I tried. Thanks for the info.

    I "followed" you, hope to be a part of your tribe...♥

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  2. hi...just hopped over from sits and am signing on to follow! have a great weekend. spring is in the air!

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  3. I've tried that- it's great!

    Stopping by from SITS to say hello!
    Have a great day.

    Harriet

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  4. Never tried it - sounds like it works, though!

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