all natural oatmeal face mask diy

Summer can be really hard on the skin, and I started to really notice its toll on my skin a few weeks ago. In the past I would have grabbed a store bought face mask to battle the breakout, but this time I decided to take matters into my own hands. I found a simple face mask recipe meant for all skin types, using ingredients I already had in my pantry, and the results blew me (and Ryan) away.

With only three required ingredients, this has to be one of the easiest homemade face masks out there! Each part of the recipe plays an important role in the clarification of your skin as I'll describe below.

+ 1 tablespoon oatmeal
+ 1 tablespoon plain yogurt (I used greek yogurt)
+ 3-4 drops of honey
Oatmeal is a natural exfoliant, and soothing agent for your skin. It helps to reduce puffiness, close pores, and scrubs away dead skin cells. Milk or yogurt in this case contains many of the vitamins our skin craves, like vitamins A, D, and E. Honey contains chemicals that actually help lighten your skin while also moisturizing it, reducing redness and bringing out your natural, smooth glow. Combined these three ingredients are like super food for your skin to absorb. Pretty cool huh?

Now that you know what all the ingredients do for your skin, here's how to make the mask at home:
+ Cleanse your face using your daily face wash and warm water.
+ Grind the oatmeal into a powder. I used a mortar and pestal, but you can also use a rolling pin or meat tenderizer for this job.
+ Mix the powdered oatmeal and yogurt together in a bowl.
+ Heat up the honey for a few seconds, until runny. Combine with the yogurt and oatmeal mixture until dissolved completely.
+ Smooth the mixture onto your skin, letting set for ten minutes.
+ After ten minutes wash your face with warm water, using a washcloth to help remove the dried parts.
+ Moisturize your face like usual

After using this mask my face felt soft and smooth, just what I needed. I'm looking forward to researching more homemade, all natural, face masks in the future. Have any of you made a face mask you'd recommend I try? big kiss, bekuh

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