A few minutes and a few Google searches later, I learned the following:
- Oatmeal is absorbent and perfect for oil removal. When applied to the skin, excessive oil gets sucked straight from pores.
- Oatmeal is a natural, gentle exfoliant.
- Oatmeal can be used to reduce skin redness.
- Honey is a natural anti-biotic and moisturizer.
LediaMedia's Acne-Fighting Honey and Oat Facial Mask
What you'll need:
- 1/2 cup of oats
- 3/4 cup of hot water
- 2 teaspoons of honey
- 1 mixing bowl
- 1 coffee grinder, blender, or food processor
Creating Your Honey and Oat Facial Mask
- Grind 1/2 cup of oats in a blend, food processor, or coffee grinder. I highly recommend using a coffee grinder; blenders and food processors may not get the oatmeal fine enough. You want the oats to be as close to powder as possible. Why? It makes application easier.
- Pour ground oats into a mixing bowl and add 3/4 cup of hot water.
- Mix oats and water until texture is gooey. Add more water as needed. I made the mistake of not adding more water and the mask was hard to spread across my face.
- Once mask is gooey, add 2 teaspoons of honey. Mix thoroughly until honey is dissolved.
How to Use Your Honey and Oat Facial Mask
- Apply mask to your face using small, circular motions to increase exfoliation. Start at your chin and work your way up to your forehead.
- Let mask dry for 10-20 minutes. The thicker the mask, the longer the dry time. You will know your mask is dry when it becomes hard on your face.
- Rinse mask off using warm water. Towel pat dry.
What I learned
- Applying the mask to my face was somewhat problematic because it wasn't gooey. Don't be like me! Add more water!
- Immediately after application my face started to tingle. It was unexpected and surprising.
I hope you have as much fun making and applying this mask as I did.
What masks have you made and tried at home? Share your at-home spa recipes in the comments below.