When Does Your Skin Crave A Different Daily Routine?
When is the Best Time to Use Oatmeal Face Mask?
Let’s face it, our skin is undergoing a daily bombardment from the outside elements. Be it weather conditions or a seasonal flu situation, our personal inattention to the daily needs of our largest organ or an accident that severely damages it, – the skin calls for daily appreciation of it. It doesn’t take a rocket science to figure out what your skin needs.
The very basic needs are always the same: Cleanse, Tone, Moisturize. Every step of this process can be significantly powered by using the products that are boosted with vitamins, minerals, enzymes and the actives addressing your skin’s condition.
The best part of your skin routine is that is can be done easily and within your budget when you approach skin care regiment with love, creativity and knowledge.
I’ve got interested in the skin subject when I was at high school and read up on every magazine and article I could get my hands on. No computers at that time to google anything I wanted to learn about. But with my genuine interest in the skin care subject, I remain an avid student of all things SKIN.
Oatmeal Face Mask Benefits
As we are moving into the colder and dryer weather season, your daily and weekly skin care regiments call for a change. The focus now is on keeping your skin more hydrated. Quality skin care products and some amazingly affordable home masks could become your best friends.
Your emphasis in cold months of the year is on skin moisturizing.
Oatmeal is a humectant, which means it retains moisture. Using oats as part of the wholesome oatmeal face mask with other ingredients would create a nurturing environment for your skin cells to stay hydrated and well.
Restore and Improve are the two key words for using this oatmeal face mask in your regular routine. As you move into the Fall and Winter season, your skin will be more exposed to cold weather and dryness.
Skin accumulates more dead cells on its top layer under such dry, cold conditions. If you do not remove them timely, such layers will build up creating a dull and old-looking skin. You Do Not Want this happen! What’s to do?
#1 Cleansing Skin During Dry and Cold Months of the Year
To get rid of the constantly building dead skin layers over the younger and healthier skin cells, skin cleansing is essential every day! A gentle face mask with floral, herbal and oatmeal ingredients would be welcome.
Once-a-week floral and oats facial mask promotes natural extraction and gentle exfoliation, giving your skin a natural and healthy turnover without drastic dehydration.
#2 Moisturizing Skin During Dry and Cold Months of the Year
Your emphasis in your skin care daily routine is on creating a defensive barrier for your largest organ by focusing more on moisturizing! Creamier skin care formulas are more welcome this time of the year. If in the summer, you want a lighter skin moisturizer like a lotion, in colder months it would be more welcome to switch to thicker formulas.
What I am using on the regular basis is facial masks. Majority of them are home-made from the ingredients that are easily available. Sourcing organic where possible, I apply my personal research and experience to give my skin the best practice in care.
To improve your skin responsiveness to the actives (vitamins, minerals and alike), you need to give it an ample hydration base. That means drinking good water (I prefer spring water) during the day and giving your skin hydration opportunities via facial masks and skin care products.
Here’s one that will do several things for you and your precious skin.
Floral & Oats Facial Mask Recipe
for Your Weekly Routine
You could experiment using either honey and/or yogurt
as liquids of your choice in this recipe.
I use both!
Why This Oatmeal Face Mask Is Good for Your Skin
• Glucans in oats penetrate the dermis and work within the lower layers of the epidermis to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, soften the texture of the skin
• Are anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, antioxidant
• Improve skin hydration and elasticity
• Disinfects and detoxifies skin
• Enhances blood circulation
• Lowers skin inflammation
I love to use MANUKA Honey, as it has so many anti-inflammatory properties.
• Kills germs and bacteria on the skin surface
• Reduces inflammation and swelling
• Moisturizes and soothes creating a natural skin glow
• Lactic acid soothes and softens dry, itchy skin
• Moisturizes and rejuvenates skin
• Tightens wrinkles, refines pores
Ingredients enough for Multiple Facial Masks
- 5 Tbsp kaolin clay
- 2 Tbsp rolled oats
- 1 Tbsp *[dried lavender buds|http://amzn.to/2mwCprp]* or *[rose petal's|http://amzn.to/2mDzwUJ]*
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
Liquid Ingredients When Mixing Powder from the Above Recipe
- Honey And/OR Plain Yogurt just enough to combine all ingredients, see instructions below
Prepping Powder for Multiple Uses
Combine the oats, flowers, and sugar in the coffee grinder/food processor. Grind until a fine powder.
Combine this fine oat powder with clay and store in a tightly closed jar (up to six months.) This way, your mask ingredients will be readily available to you at any time.
For the Facial Mask Today – Do the Following
Moisten face with warm water.
Mix 1/2 teaspoon of the prepared powder with enough liquid (yogurt, honey) to make a wet paste.Gently massage this paste over face and neck – avoiding the eye area – for 1-2 minutes. You do not need to keep the mask on your face for more than that. Cleansing and Moisturizing effect from the ingredients will do the job.
Grind a cup or so of oatmeal in your coffee grinder and store it in a tightly closed jar. This way, your mask ingredients will be readily available to you at any time.
Remember to continue with your Feeding your body and skin daily with whole foods – vegetables and fruit, heritage grains – that provide plenty of nutrients necessary for your body to function and rejuvenate over night. Your Skin will thank you.
Use A Pestle To Grind Ingredients Into Finer Powder
This will be your BEST Oatmeal Face Mask DIY Ever!
This Is Your Mask Consistency After the Added Honey & Yogurt Ingredients
Massaging this Liquid Mask Into Your Skin
Has Multiple Health & Skin Benefits
The aroma is of clean and fresh lavender that boosts your mood and adds a smile on your face. That alone triggers positive hormonal changes in the brain. When you add this mask to your daily routine, you will see results in a week or so. The skin is very responsive to the goodness you do to it and is grateful by rewarding you with a brighter, softer, more moisturized skin. This home-made oatmeal face mask diy is a great way to cleanse your skin gently and provide the necessary moisturization during the dry and cold time of the year.