We know, we know. We’ve been raving about how activated charcoal is the way to go for your skin and now we are asking you to think about adding oatmeal to your face mask too. Seriously? Yep. We are serious and here is why an oatmeal face mask could work wonders for your skin.
Why use oatmeal in a face mask?
Here’s what is great about oatmeal in a face mask:
- Oatmeal is a great acne food
- It tackles oily skin by absorbing excess amounts of oil from your face
- It’s suitable for all skin types and works to soothe irritation and treat inflammations
- The saponins in oatmeal acts as a cleansing agent and help to remove dirt from your skin pores
- Oatmeal is also has an excellent natural exfoliating property so makes a great addition to a homemade scrub
- It’s moisturizing qualities to give your skin a soft glow after application
Tips for buying an oatmeal face mask
Firstly decide whether you want to make your a face mask only with oatmeal or if you will consider one with other ingredients as well. It’s fairly common to find ingredients such as honey and avocado according to www.thedermreview.com
Obviously activated charcoal is not essential for an oatmeal face mask but if
you are looking to incorporate it we love this DIY Oatmeal and Activated Charcoal Face Mask by Live About:
Detoxifying face mask recipe
The secret to this mask is to lightly spray your face with a toner or some other liquid whenever your face starts to feel itchy, drying, and tight as the mask dries. Preventing the clay mask from fully drying helps to keep your face from getting red and irritated. This also helps your face stay hydrated, since letting clay masks dry to cracking can cause dryness for some skin types.
Detoxifying face mask ingredients
4 capsules of activated charcoal
½ cup bentonite clay
1 tablespoon oatmeal, finely ground
1 tablespoon green tea, finely ground
1 tablespoon hibiscus. finely ground
1 tablespoon rosehips, finely ground
- In a glass or wooden bowl and using non-metal utensils (so as not to deactivate the negative charge in the bentonite clay), combine all of the powders together until thoroughly mixed.
- Store in a glass or plastic jar in a cool dark location when not in use.
Knowing that activated charcoal is not for everyone here is a link to 10 more oatmeal facial mask recipes from www.liveabout.com that use oatmeal and a range of other great ingredients.
If you are looking to source a ready made oatmeal face mask consider something like the Vya Naturals Rose Facial Scrub
May your face mask experience be awesome. relaxing and rejuvenating.
We’ve love to hear from you if you have other favorite DIY Face Mask recipes to share with the C&B community. Comment in the section below. C&B