Hello boys and girls!
I’m sure that many of you associate oatmeal with a horror show from your childhood, when eating a portion of this tasteless pulp was a must.
I used to truly hate oatmeal when I was a kid. However, nowadays it constitutes my diet and doesn’t taste so hideously at all; perhaps because I know how to combine it with yoghurts, soy milk, fruit and sometimes (even!) chocolate. Delicious! Why do I eat oatmeal? Oat flakes belong to the group of super-food that feature the entire army of vitamins, microelements, polyphenols and other highly appreciated substances that are crucial for our health and beauty… yes, beauty… It turns out that oat flakes happen to be a wonder cosmetic. Not only effective but also cheap. I’ve run some test to learn the positive outcome that oat flakes have on our beauty. These cosmetics are truly incredible! Would you like to include oatmeal to your beauty routine? You must give a try to the following, marvellous homemade cosmetics! Let’s go! 🙂
Homemade soothing face toner with oat flakes
Oat face toner is good at soothing skin and replenishing it with water.
Just take 1/2 mug of oat flakes and cover it with 1,5 mug of hot water. Now, the patience test: oat flakes have to “mature” for approximately 24 hours, so as to transform into a perfect cosmetic. After a day of waiting, strain the flakes; you can use them as body scrub or a face mask component. Pour the liquid to a bottle. You can use the toner for 3 days.
Homemade oat cleansing scrub
Oat flake scrub is perfect for cleansing and nourishing skin. It makes skin more firm, supple and smooth.
- 4 spoons of minced oat flakes,
- 2 spoons of minced walnuts,
- hot, pre-boiled water.
Mix all the ingredients – add the water gradually so as to make a dense mass that won’t run down your face when applied. It’s better to put on the oat face mask when the mixture is still warm. Thanks to this your epidermis will be made soft faster so it will be easier to cleanse it. Rinse the oat face mask with cool water which helps your skin pores to close.
Homemade oat & rosemary mask for fatigued skin
I have to tell you that this face mask is the mastery of all face masks. I was ultra satisfied with the results, therefore I’m sharing with you this recipe.
- 2 spoons of oat flakes,
- 1 spoon of rosemary,
- 1 spoon of minced almonds.
Infuse rosemary in a glass of water. Put almonds and oat flakes to a bowl, and then cover them with the rosemary infusion. Keep pouring the liquid and stirring until you obtain an even mass (I usually use a half of the glass). Let the mask sit on your face for approximately 20 minutes.
Homemade oat & horsetail mask for oily skin
Another great face mask for people having oily, combination or flabby skin. It makes skin taut and smooth. At the same time it regulates and reduces sebum secretion.
- 2 spoons of oat flakes,
- 2 spoons of dried horsetail,
- 2 glasses of boiling water.
Cover horsetail with boiling water and put it aside for 15 minutes – let it brew. Do the same with oat flakes, I mean cover them with boiling water. When you have everything brewed, softened and when the ingredients change their consistency into more face-friendly, strain them and combine. Let the mixture sit on your face for 15 minutes.
Homemade oat & honey face mask
Mix all the ingredients thoroughly (milk can be warm so as to help oat flakes brew, get soft and release the precious elements). Let the mask sit on your face for 10-15 minutes. I need to point out that this mask is so delicate that you can keep applying it every day until you notice significant improvement in your skin condition. Once your face skin looks better, you can apply it once or twice a week only.
Good luck with creating homemade oat cosmetics! <3