Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Oatmeal Exfoliating Facial Mask: Rejuvenates and Moisturizes Skin

Week Two to A Younger, 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

Oatmeal Exfoliating Facial Mask Recipe – Weekly Routine
 (you could experiment with essential oils, to add the aroma of your choice to this weekly routine.)

This recipe will provide a gentle exfoliation of your dead skin, while feeding the epidermis with antioxidant and anti-irritant nutrients.

This mask could be done once a week. If you have sensitive skin, do it once in two weeks.

Remember to apply mask contents gently, without pressing too much against your skin. Protect your eyes and the skin around them!


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

MiLK

  • Lactic acid soothes and softens dry, itchy skin.
  • Moisturizes and rejuvenates skin
  • Tightens wrinkles, refines pores

All You Need

1 Tbsp. oatmeal, ground
2 Tbsp. milk
1 drop of essential oil (choose from your favorites like lemon, lavender, orange)

Preparation

Step 1
Mix ground oatmeal with milk in a bowl. Work these ingredients to the consistency of paste.
Step 2
Add one drop of your favorite essential oil. Mix well.
Step 3
Apply this mixture to your face, neck, shoulders as you wish. Leave until completely dry.
Step 4
Rinse off the mask with warm water, using a soft cloth.

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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