Best Oatmeal Facial Recipes

Using homemade oatmeal facial recipes will provide the skin with a deep-cleansing while not putting a strain on the pocketbook. For centuries, oatmeal has been used as a cure for many skin ailments including skin irritations and even eczema. Oatmeal has been dubbed a super food for the inside but many are not aware of how this nutrient rich edible can be useful to the outside as well.

Oats contain different substances that aid with promoting healthy skin. Polysaccharides help with dryness and the fats moisturize the skin. The proteins in oats act as a barrier to keep moisture in and free radicals out. And lastly, saponins found in oats cleanse the skin and help remove dirt that can clog the pores. Now that you have a better idea of how oats work, you can take this nutritious breakfast and create a skin facial easily and inexpensively.

Deep-Cleansing Oatmeal Facial

For just pennies, you can mix together a facial that contains only what your skin needs and not the fragrances and ingredients that high-dollar companies add to their products. This cleansing facial recipe can be used as often as needed and you won’t be breaking the bank each time you clean your face.

1 Tablespoon oatmeal (finely ground)

1 Tablespoon plain yogurt

1/2 teaspoon honey

Combine the oatmeal and yogurt in a bowl and mix well. Pour honey in a small bowl and place that bowl in another bowl of hot water. This will warm the honey which will help it blend better. You can also warm the honey in the microwave but only for a few seconds. Mix the warmed honey into the oatmeal-yogurt mixture. Apply the mask to your face (avoiding your eyes) and leave for 15 minutes. Wash away with warm water and pat your skin dry. Remember to wash your face thoroughly prior to using the mask.

Oatmeal Skin Exfoliant

For a spa treatment exfoliant, this recipe will deep clean your skin and pores. If you cleanse your skin every day, you are probably spending a lot of money on over-the-counter products. This recipe does the same job as commercial products without the expense and better yet, the ingredients are all natural.

3 teaspoons oatmeal (finely ground)

1 teaspoon baking soda

Warm water

Simply mix the oatmeal and baking soda together in a bowl and add enough warm water to turn the ingredients into a paste. Apply the paste to your face and gently rub into the pores. Rinse with water and pat your skin dry. This cleansing recipe works beautifully especially if done just before using a natural skin moisturizer.

Your entire body will benefit from the use of oatmeal especially during the drier months that can bring on dry skin. Use oatmeal in the bath to help remove old skin cells and add moisture to your skin. If your skin is prone to drying, try using oatmeal on a regular basis and you will definitely notice a difference in your skin’s texture and appearance.