Why use oatmeal to prepare a face scrub? Well, first of all, soothing properties of oatmeal have been known for a very long time, and it remains a very popular natural skin care ingredient. Oats are not only good for preparing homemade face masks, but also oatmeal is excellent for exfoliating your face (because of the grainy texture); oats can absorb and remove the dirt and impurities from the skin surface.
Scrubs made with this fantastic ingredient can help treat many skin conditions, as well as rejuvenate and soothe dry and itchy skin; this natural skin care ingredient is very gentle and is also perfectly suitable even for sensitive skin, unlike many harsh chemical skin peels.
After using oatmeal scrub your skin will feel soft, hydrated and silky smooth.
Wash your face with lukewarm water before applying an oatmeal scrub or use the scrub directly after a shower, it will help open up your pores and prepare your skin for this exfoliating treatment.
1) Simple oatmeal scrub
Take 1 tablespoon of oatmeal and add a little bit of warm water (3 table spoons or more), wait for about 5-10 minutes, until oats become soft.
Gently, in circular motions, massage your clean face with this scrub to exfoliate the skin; massage for 1-2 minutes, avoiding the eye area. Rinse with warm and then, cold water. (Cold water will help close your pores).
2) Another variation of the same homemade face scrub: Oatmeal + Warm milk
Mix 1 table spoon of oatmeal with a little bit of warm milk (milk should be only slightly warmed up; it should be comfortable to touch). Wait for 5-10 minutes, until the substance becomes soft and then, use this oatmeal facial scrub the same way, as described above.