Used in many cultures as a beauty aid, oatmeal is nourishing to the skin, helping to relieve dryness, restore natural moisture balance, and heal minor skin irritations. Yep, plain rolled oats are multipurpose. They make a gentle and very effective natural skin cleanser, facial scrub, and soothing facial mask. Here’s a …recipe for a gentle, yet extremely effective exfoliating scrub.
1–2 Tbsp oatmeal, powdered in a blender
1–2 tsp witch hazel
A few drops of water
Place powdered oatmeal in a small bowl. Dampen the oatmeal with a few drops of water, add the witch hazel, and blend into a paste. Using your fingertips, apply the scrub to your face with an upward and outward circular motion. Rinse off with lots of tepid water.
This recipe can be adapted for all skin types. If your skin is dry, add a little vegetable oil to the paste. If your skin is oily, add a bit of yogurt or egg white. Let me know what you think of this simple put powerful face scrub!