Healthy, organic and conscious care does not have to be demanding and expensive at all. When we begin to study the composition of products and their properties, we often realize that we can make a similar cosmetic ourselves at home, and most importantly – we will be 100% sure of its composition. One such homemade cosmetic can be an oatmeal mask, which can work wonders!
Health properties of oatmeal
Oatmeal is a vitamin bomb not only in terms of nutrition, but also as a homemade cosmetic. This inconspicuous product is rich in B vitamins (B1 and B6), minerals such as magnesium, zinc, iron, sulfur, copper or selenium, antioxidants, amino acids or mucilaginous substances. Oatmeal in the form of a mask also contains flavonoids, which are antioxidants responsible for slowing down the skin aging process. The saponins present in them have cleansing properties. What’s more, oats are known as one of the best anti-inflammatory ingredients, as well as forming an invisible barrier on the skin that slows down moisture loss. Therefore, masks made on the basis of this cereal should be used most often just in the warm months.
Benefits of using an oatmeal mask
Some of the primary benefits of using an oatmeal mask are moisturizing the skin and slowing moisture loss. In addition, after treatment we may notice accelerated regeneration processes, improved elasticity and noticeable cleansing. The mask soothes irritation and inflammation. Applied to the scalp, it helps fight dandruff. It improves the condition of hair, which is definitely softer to the touch.
When is the best time to use the mask?
Oatmeal mask is a homemade and easy-to-prepare cosmetic, which will also work well in winter, when our skin is dry and heavily exposed to moisture loss. It is ideal for systematic use when we have oily skin, prone to eczema and other skin problems. It is also excellent as an emergency remedy after a sleepless night and when we want to level the signs of skin aging.
Oatmeal and honey mask
- 4 tablespoons of oatmeal;
- ⅓ cup of lukewarm water;
- A teaspoon of lemon juice;
- A tablespoon of milk;
- Tbsp of honey.
Pour warm water over oatmeal and wait until it softens. After a quarter of an hour, add honey and lemon juice and milk. Mix everything thoroughly. The finished mask is applied to the face, avoiding the eye area. After 10 minutes we wash it off with lukewarm water. The mask has strong cleansing and moisturizing properties.
Yeast oat mask
- 4 tablespoons of ground oatmeal (the easiest way is to blend it in a blender);
- 2 tablespoons of yeast;
- lukewarm water.
Mix the ground oatmeal with the yeast. Slowly add water, stirring thoroughly all the time, so that a smooth mass is formed. Remember that the consistency must be neither too thin (because it will run off) nor too thick (it will not spread well). Apply the finished mask to the face, neck and décolleté in circular motions and leave it on for 15 minutes, then rinse thoroughly with water. Particularly recommended for owners of oily skin prone to excessive sebum secretion.
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