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Oatmeal Facial Skin Care Tips & Recipes

There are many healthy benefits of oatmeal that go beyond the obvious ones of breakfast cereal and cookies!

We all know that eating it provides good fiber in our diet, and that it is widely used in both breakfast products and in baked goods. And in recent times it has been strongly linked to a reduction in diabetes when regularly used in our diet.

But did you know you can also use it for your health and skin on the outside!

This is a really good example of a cheap, readily available item from your kitchen that has many natural skin care uses.

Plus it contains terpinen-4-ol, which is a natural antimicrobial.


Facial Scrubs

SIMPLY OATS

This is a facial scrub that many people like to use because you can usually find the ingredients in your cupboard!

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 cup finely ground oatmeal
  • A few tablespoons of water or Olive Oil

  • A variation of this facial scrub is to add Baking Soda (bicarbonate of soda) instead of the Olive Oil, along with 1 teaspoon of water.

    WHAT TO DO:

  • Mix the ingredients together until they form a paste.
  • Apply to skin and rub in circular motions for 30-60 seconds.
  • Rinse off.


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  • Oatmeal Face Mask

    LAVENDER MILK MASK

    WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 tablespoon of finely ground oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon of Milk Powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Olive Oil
  • 1 drop of Lavender Essential Oil
  • Enough warm water to mix it together.

    WHAT TO DO:

  • Mix the ingredients together until they form a paste.
  • Apply the mixture to the skin as a mask, avoiding the eyes and mouth.
  • Leave on for about 10 minutes.
  • Rinse off.

    Oat Bath

    MILKY SOFT CINNAMON OATS

    WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1/3 cup of Milk Powder (you can use 1 cup of fresh milk if you don't have milk powder)
  • 1/4 cup of Baking Soda
  • 1/4 cup of Oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon of Cornflour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Cream of Tartar
  • 5 drops of Cinnamon Essential Oil or 1/2 teaspoon of Cinnamon Spice Powder.
    The Cinnamon essential oil is less messy as the spice powder tends to sit on top of the water and around the edge of the bath.

    WHAT TO DO:

  • Mix all the dry ingredients together, then add to your bath water.
  • Mix well in the bath.
  • Lastly add the Cinnamon Essential Oil if that is what you are using.
  • Relax and enjoy!

    Oatmilk Facial Cleanser

    Oatmilk is particularly good for sensitive skin.

    Simply soak the oats in mineral water then strain out the lumps using a muslin cloth or similar.

    This is a lovely gentle way to clean the skin.


    Did You Know?

    Many countries around the world call this ingredient rolled oats or porridge.

    When the natural flakes are rolled under heavy rollers, steamed and lightly toasted they are then used for porridge and in baked goods such as the infamous "Anzac Biscuits" of Australia and New Zealand (similar to the cookies of the USA).

    Porridge is when you cook the rolled product with either water or milk, and a little salt, and eat it hot for breakfast with milk (and brown sugar sprinkled on top).

    All very natural, high in fiber and delicious!





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