What you’ll need:
- 1/2 cup of raw oatmeal
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1 tbl spoon of pure honey
- small pot
First, set your stove on medium heat.
Next, in a small pot, place the ingredients in the order as described above and stir evenly.
Third, place pot on the stove and cook for 6-7 minutes. Allow the fresh oatmeal to absorb the milk, water and honey. Remember to stir frequently. The mixture should begin to look paste-like after about 5 minutes.
Let mixture (or paste) cool for 3 minutes; transferring mixture from the pot to a small bowl is optional.
Starting from your face, apply paste to face and neck in upward movements. Avoid areas around eyes and mouth.
Now, sit back, relax and enjoy your new mask. You can remove the mask with warm water and a fresh washcloth.
Benefits of each key ingredient:
Honey is a great skin moisturizer and works as an anti-irritant and natural antiseptic. It is great for acne and performs as cleansing agent due to its ability to absorb dirt from pores.
Oatmeal also acts as a moisturizer but it is also great for aging skin. Its antioxidants can reverse damage done by UV rays and harsh chemical burns. Its gritty texture encourages exfoliation. It restores skin cells, reduces itching and inflammation–especially for those with eczema.
Milk goes beyond moisturizing the body. It actually helps heal cracks within the skin, like cracked heels. Just like oatmeal, it repairs aged skin. It also calms the skin from burns such as sunburns.
**ALL key ingredients are great for sensitive skin.**