Oatmeal for beauty. We suggest how to create great cosmetics on their basis

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Most of us associate oatmeal with a delicious and healthy breakfast. However, it turns out that they have excellent effects on our skin. Just make homemade cosmetics out of them!

Homemade cosmetics are becoming more and more popular among women. No wonder – they are natural, cheap and very effective. And besides, we can always add to them some ingredient from ourselves, so they will be tailored to our individual needs. It is worth knowing that many home cosmetics can be made using oatmeal

Oatmeal – health itself!

Oatmeal contains binders, i.e. plant-derived compounds with soothing and alleviating properties and making cell membranes more permeable. Thanks to this nutrients are better absorbed into the skin. It is also interesting that the flakes were put on the list of Food and Drug Administration. They have been recognized as a product not only medicinal, but also to promote skin regeneration

In turn, eating oatmeal provides the body with many valuable nutrients, i.a. calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron or zinc. They are also a source of dietary fiber. Eating them for breakfast is a portion of energy for the whole day. And using them in diet and cosmetics will undoubtedly have a great impact on our appearance and well-being.

Masque made of oatmeal, almonds and rosemary

To prepare such a mask we need:

  • 1.5 teaspoons of rosemary;
  • 2.5 tablespoons of oatmeal;
  • half a teaspoon of ground almonds.

Pour boiling water over the rosemary and leave it covered for about 15 minutes. Then grind with a grinder or grind in a mortar the oatmeal and put into a bowl. Add ground almonds. Pour the infusion of rosemary stirring all the time – until you get a thick paste. Apply it on a cleansed face and leave for 15-20 minutes. After this time wash it off with lukewarm/warm water. Such a mask soothes irritations and moisturizes the skin

Moisturizing mask made of oatmeal and honey

The combination of oatmeal and honey is perfect not only for breakfast. It is also a perfect combination that can do a lot of good to our skin. Such a mask will effectively nourish and moisturize it. To prepare it we need:

  • 6-7 tablespoons of oatmeal;
  • 1-1.5 tablespoons of honey;
  • 4-5 tablespoons of boiled water;
  • 1 tablespoon of milk.

All the ingredients are thoroughly mixed until a thick paste is formed. Apply it to a previously cleansed face and leave for 5-10 minutes. Before washing it off, you should perform a gentle massage

Oatmeal and tomato peeling mask

If you want to nourish and moisturize your skin and remove dead skin, a peeling mask made of oatmeal and tomato will be a good choice. To make it you will need:

  • 3 slices of ripe tomato;
  • 1.5 tablespoons of oatmeal;
  • 3 Tbsp oat flour;
  • 2 tablespoons of oil such as argan or olive oil;

Pour the flakes and flour into a bowl. Pour oil. Crush tomato slices with a fork or blender and add to the remaining ingredients. Stir everything until you get a smooth and thick mass. Apply the resulting paste to the face and massage lightly. Leave it for 15-20 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water.

Masque made of oatmeal and cinnamon

If you want to improve your skin tone and circulation, you should make a mask from oatmeal and cinnamon. To prepare it you will need:

  • 4 tablespoons of oatmeal;
  • half a teaspoon of cinnamon;
  • half a cup of warm water.

Put the flakes and cinnamon in a bowl and pour water over them. Leave for about 5 minutes until the flakes swell. Then gently spread them on your face and leave for about 20 minutes. Then wash it off with lukewarm water

Oatmeal bath

Oatmeal can also be an excellent addition to a bath. It is worth knowing that such bath is recommended primarily for people with skin prone to allergies, sensitive, with psoriasis, inflammatory conditions or eczemas. A bath with oatmeal also brings relief in case of sunburn

To prepare it we will need;

  • 1/2 cup of oatmeal;
  • 4-5 tablespoons of milk powder;
  • 2,5 tablespoons of honey;
  • in addition: a cotton bag or a cloth and string.

We mix the whole thing and put the finished slurry into the bag, then place it on the tap so that the water flows into it. If we do not mind, we can pour the pap directly into the bath.

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