I wanted to share an oatmeal mask concoction I made last week just playing around in the kitchen. If you’ve been following my blog I have been finding alternative natural beauty and health remedies. I had some leftover grounded oatmeal and made a mask to soothe and pamper my skin. Oatmeal helps clear blemishes , even skin tone, and it helps skin retain moisture.
Here’s what I used and the process:
1. Oatmeal- about half a cup. I didn’t measure exactly.
2. Then I added maple syrup, brown and white sugar. I’ve used sugar to exfoliate my skin.
3. I added water to mix everything and then I heated the mix for 30 seconds.
I added more water to create a paste than would be easy to spread and to cool the mask a bit.
4. I put the warm mask on my face for about 20 minutes. The warm mask felt really good. Then rinse it off. If the mask is too thick just throw the chunks away. My skin felt soft.
Be on the look out how I cleared my acne prone skin. I am going to do a thorough break down of what I did from a holistic approach. This was my skin at its absolute worst. It looks pretty bad and it felt even worse. I know there are others who have dealt with or are continuing to deal with moderate to severe acne. There is hope! I learned how to listen to my body and did a lot of research.
Here’s my first post about experimenting with oatmeal. The first thing I did was add oatmeal to my baths. I remember bathing my dog in oatmeal because she had flea allergies which helped her. Some things I didn’t like about using oatmeal in her baths was that the oatmeal kernels were too sticky and thick after they were wet.
I ground my oatmeal with my Magic Bullet blender so that the oatmeal would not clog my drain. It also allowed the the kernels to mix well with the water.
It has been working wonders because my skin does not feel as dry. I have been able to retain moisture in my skin. I started adding extra virgin olive oil to my baths to seal in the moisture. Be on the lookout for my oatmeal face mask.
Since I have been cooking and experimenting in the kitchen, I ran into a few dry food items that have expired…tea and oatmeal. I didn’t want them to go to waste. So, I did some research. I will sharing what I have been doing over the past few weeks.
I made some more changes incorporating natural products to my beauty and cleaning regimens. I am excited to be sharing with you as well. Be on the lookout!
So, I was going through what I had in my refrigerator to make a smoothie. I used cranberries, carrots, kale, bananas, blackberries, and oatmeal. I also used some grape juice as well. I have a recipe book that suggested using oatmeal in smoothies. The smoothie actually tasted pretty good, but consistency was like apple sauce. I’m not sure why, but maybe next time I can blend it longer.