A lot of us make New Year's resolutions to take better care of ourselves. That can mean so many different things to different people. Maybe you want to be more healthy or perhaps taking better care of yourself means a little extra pampering and TLC. Well, this little recipe combines both! It is made from natural ingredients (most of which you probably already have in your kitchen) so it is healthy to use. It has the added benefit of making your feel like your are getting the 'spa treatment' at home.
It is so easy to make. Here is what you do:
Round up these simple ingredients.
Ground Oatmeal: I get gluten free organic rolled oats and put them in a magic bullet blender to blend into a powder. You don't need much, just a tablespoon. You can store the leftovers in a glass jar with an airtight lid to use later or in other recipes. Another name for ground oatmeal is colloidal oatmeal which I also talk about here in my bath tea recipe. Colloidal oatmeal is ground oatmeal which has been suspended in a liquid which makes it both easier to apply and more easily absorbed. When wet, it forms a gel which coats and protects the skin.
Honey: Honey has antibacterial properties and anti-oxidants which are excellent for irritated skin. I use organic raw honey.
*Optional / Evening Primrose Oil: I put a 1/8 teaspoon into the mix. Evening primrose is reported to be anti-inflammatory. Basically, you are just trying to make a thick paste that is a good consistency to apply to the skin. Some other ideas might include using coconut oil, rosewater, or just distilled water.
Yogurt: Yogurt is another great liquid to add to your mask that can moisturize and exfoliate the skin. I use a plain organic variety.
I got a small glass dish and added a tablespoon of the ground oatmeal.
Next I added 1/8 tsp of Evening Primrose Oil.
Then I added 1 Tablespoon of honey.
Finally, I added 1 Tablespoon of yogurt. I used the more watery part on top for extra liquid.
Here is what the final consistency looked like. It was thick but liquid enough to apply to the face.
HOW TO USE IT: I simply scooped a generous amount into my hands and applied it to my face, avoiding the eyes. Once the mask has ALMOST dried, I rinsed it with warm water until it dissolved. I don't like to let the mask dry completely because I feel it can be rather irritating to the skin. This is quite a thick mask so it takes a little rinsing to get it all off. Once it is all rinsed, I patted my face dry with a clean towel. My face felt amazing and so soft afterwards. It is a great little treat! If you like this recipe and want to try more, my e-book contains 30 recipes and is available as a digital e-book and a printable PDF here.
Now you can greet the new year with a soft glowing face!
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