Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Floral and Oats Facial Mask – Hydrate & Improve Elasticity

Week Two to A Healthier, More Hydrated Skin (cont.)



          Week 1 – Food for Your Skin
       Week 2 – Skin Tone Transformation               You Are Here
          Week 3 – Skin Care Products for Daily Use
          Week 4 – Minimizing Your Wrinkles

Floral and Oats Facial Mask Recipe – Weekly Routine
 (you could experiment using either honey or yogurt as liquids of your choice in this recipe)

This recipe will sooth and soften your skin surface. 


Why it is Good
 OATS

  • Glucans in oats penetrate the dermis and work within the lower layers of the epidermis to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, soften the texture of the skin
  • Are anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, antioxidant
  • Improve skin hydration and elasticity
  HONEY
  • Kills germs and bacteria on the skin surface 
  • Reduces inflammation and swelling
    YoGURT
    • Lactic acid soothes and softens dry, itchy skin
    • Moisturizes and rejuvenates skin
    • Tightens wrinkles, refines pores
    All You Need
    5 Tbsp. kaolin clay
    2 Tbsp. rolled oats
    1 Tbsp. dried lavender buds or rose petals
    1 Tbsp. brown sugar
    Honey
    Plain Yogurt
    Preparation

    Step 1
    Combine the oats, flowers, and sugar in the coffee grinder/food processor. Grind until a fine powder.
    Step 2
    Combine this fine oat powder with clay and store in a tightly closed jar (up to six months.) This way, your mask ingredients will be readily available to you at any time. 
    Step 3
    Moisten face with warm water.
    Step 4
    Mix 1/2 teaspoon of the prepared powder with enough liquid (yogurt, honey) to make a wet paste.
    Step 5
    Gently massage this paste over face and neck, avoiding the eye area, for 1-2 mins.
    Step 6
    Rinse thoroughly.

    Tip

    Grind a cup or so of oatmeal in your coffee grinder and store it in a tightly closed jar. This way, your mask ingredients will be readily available to you at any time.

    Remember to continue with your Feeding your body and skin daily with whole foods – vegetables and fruit, heritage grains – that provide plenty of nutrients necessary for your body to function and rejuvenate over night.

    There is only Do and Not Do.

    To Your Daily Health!


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    ©2010 Laura Gontchar. All Rights Reserved.


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    2 comments:

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    Amy said...

    Wow! What a great recipe! Who knew??!! :)

    Discovery Woman said...

    Thank you, Amy.
    Take care of your gorgeous skin daily!

    I plan to publish my videos on very simple massage movements for the face. I've been doing it for the past decade and like what I see.

    To Your Daily Health!

    Laura