Before it was just about the alarming levels of pollution, but now the increasing number of gadgets around us is making the skin lifeless. We’re in a century where time is precious than money, we hardly have time to regularly visit a spa, so a homemade face mask will be handy.
Oatmeal and honey face mask is perfect if you ask me, because the dirt and pollution accumulated over the face needs a cleanser like oatmeal and at the same time your skin needs to be hydrated with healthy nutrients that are housed in raw honey.
Apart from being a nutritious and delicious food, research shows that oatmeal can decrease chances of heart attack and cholesterol. Filled full of vitamins, minerals, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties oatmeal can be used to treat various skin diseases. Notable chemicals like saponins are symbolized by excellent cleansing properties, which exfoliate dead cells along with dirt from your skin. (1)
Honey is renowned for its humectant properties. Antioxidants, antimicrobial and antibacterial properties packed in honey thwarts infection causing bacteria like P.acnes and postpone aging wrinkles. In-short honey has all the properties to make your skin supple.
Homemade Oatmeal and Honey Face Mask
For best results we recommend raw and organic honey. Alternatively you can mix other innate ingredients to the face mask.
- Raw honey – 2 tbsp
- Oatmeal – 1/4 cup
- Water – 1/4 cup
First finely ground oatmeal and add required amount of water by placing it in a container. You’re free to add extra oatmeal to make the paste, then add 2 tbsp of raw honey and stir well. Now prepare your face by washing it with water and pat dry. Using your clean fingers massage the honey and oatmeal face mask over face in circular motion. Let it settle for 15-20 minutes and rinse it off with warm water or use a cloth to remove the mask.
Honey and Oats Face Mask
You can use above shared face mask for acne prone skin, but if you’re looking for something more effective for your acne blemishes then here is the one. But before that lets, have a short introduction about acne.
Acne or pimples are mainly caused due to inflammation, which triggers excess production of natural oil known as sebum. This sebum along with dead cells shed by your skin gets accumulated over skin pores forming blackheads. Infectious bacteria seeing favorable condition for it to feed invade and worsen the situation.
Why to go for cosmetic chemical creams? When you can make your own face mask at home.
Lemon known for its acidic character may leave your skin dry, if you’ve dry skin then we recommend limiting its use. Assorted properties in lemon like antibacterial and antioxidants plays vital role in fighting infection causing bacteria. Regular use of lemon juice will help you fade dark spots and acne scars.
- Oatmeal – 1/4 cup
- Honey – 2 tbsp
- Lemon juice – 1/2 tbsp
Depending on your skin type you can increase or decrease quantity of ingredients. Start by grinding oats and add honey, water and lemon juice. Mix the paste well and wash your face with water.
After pat dry, apply mixed face mask over face evenly. Avoid pressing and squeezing pimples. Place sliced cool cucumbers over eye lids. After 15-20 minutes when nutrients packed in face mask start affecting your skin take rest and rinse it off with water.
Before applying face mask over acne prone skin, it’s recommended to wash the face with lukewarm water, so that pores opens-up.
The oatmeal honey face mask recipe I discussed above can be effective when used regularly. Along with external cream you must internally hydrate your body to nourish your skin. First thing to concentrate is to drink more and more water and stay away from artificial drinks.