3 Ingredient DIY Exfoliating Face Mask
If, for some
reason, Monday is not your favorite day of the week, let me tell you – there is
a way to make this “bitter” day a bit “sweeter”. How? With a little bit of
honey! Today we want to share with you another super simple, homemade beauty recipe
that will be the ideal complement to your Monday morning routine. So, If you couldn’t
find time to pamper yourself during the weekend – why not do it today?
After all, you can never go wrong with a good facial! Especially if it is two
in one – beautifying mask and exfoliating scrub! Already convinced? Let’s cook!
as I’ve already mentioned, is pretty simple – three ingredients only (two of
which can be found in your kitchen)! Below is what you will need:
- 1/3 cup plain oatmeal
- 2 table spoons honey
- 3 table spoons Sweet Almond Oil (if you
have acne-prone skin, add 1 spoon only)
- Wooden stick/spoon
- Small mixing bowl
If you have sensitive
skin, I’d recommend soaking the oats for 1 hour in warm water. Once they swell up, strain them with a cloth and add
them to the mixture.This way, they will become softer, thus less likely to irritate your skin.
ready, the mixture can be stored in the fridge, since, most probably you won’t
use all of it at once anyways.
How To Use The Mask
start by applying a small amount on your face and massage gently, with
circular motions – removing the dead cells from the skin’s
surface, ensures better absorption of all beneficial compounds we’ve added to the mask. Once you are
done exfoliating, apply some more of the mixture, until your face is covered
with a thick layer of honey goodness. Leave it for at least 15 minutes (30
minutes would be even better – meanwhile you can have some tea). Rinse with
lukewarm water and tap dry with a towel. Now go take a look at your face (you
are allowed to
Note: Don’t forget
your favorite moisturizer once you are done – Hydration is essential!
If you have acne issues (but not only), this recipe is a must-try! Oats exfoliate gently, without damaging skin’s integrity, like some harsh facial scrubs do. They
contains natural fats, sugars and bio-active substances (for example, the
powerful anti-inflammatory compound Avenanthramide) and they work wonders for irritated
skin, reducing redness and relieving itchiness! Last but not least – oats absorb
the excess oil from the skin’s surface without over drying it. It’s time to say
bye-bye to the annoying “shiny” look! Naturally!
the other hand, is not only famous for being rich in enzymes, vitamins and
antioxidants, but also because of its strong anti-bacterial properties, which
makes it the perfect ally in the fight with acne-causing bacteria. Besides that
honey is a wonderful natural moisturizer!
Oil softens and smoothes the skin and helps it regenerate faster, thanks to its
high vitamin E content. It nourishes and hydrates, allowing you to keep your
youthful glowing look longer. After all, this is what we all want, right?
La Mav’s Pure Organic Almond Oil protect your skin, naturally! This ultranutrient rich nectar contains a high concentrate of fatty acids, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, D, E, and minerals like magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron. Sweet almond oil helps to protect the skin from drying and improves its natural barrier function. Sweet almond oil can be used to help reduce skin conditions like Eczema and Rosacea – true miracle worker!
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