We love make up and the whole nine yards, but do we take care of our skin? Our skin needs a break from all the smudging and rubbing. We cannot expect beautiful flaw less make up when our skin is dry, itchy, red, or irritated. The base of flawless makeup is healthy skin.
When I go grocery shopping, I double up and get my beauty essentials at the same time. Plenty of natural products from a supermarket can be used in our beauty routine.
Today I am sharing with you my hydrating face mask. I do this once a week. It’s super easy, inexpensive, and the results are fabulous.
Disclaimer: I have very sensitive. I also have dry and oily patches. Did I mention it is also acne prone? The struggle is real! So I found this mask to works wonders for my crazy complexion, and hopefully it will for you.
- Old Fashion Oats
- Olive Oil
Why Oats? Because it contains avenanthramides, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds that soothe itchy, dry and irritated skin. Oatmeal is also great for acne-prone skin because it absorbs oil from the skin’s surface. All of which makes oatmeal a perfect ingredient for facial masks.
Why Honey? Because holds amazing nutritional and healing properties. Honey is naturally antibacterial and contains powerful healing enzymes and it can be use as a natural acne treatment.
Why Olive Oil? Olive oil is very rich in vitamins, minerals, and natural fatty acids. It’s also convenient for a sensitive skin. Olive oil is a powerful ingredient of anti-aging skin care products; rich in antioxidants, it prevents skin aging, the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, it also nourishes, rejuvenates and protects the skin.
In a bowl, mix 2 table spoons of old fashion oats with 1 teaspoon olive oil, and 1 1/2 table spoons of honey. Mix well and apply all over your face, avoiding the eyes. Be gentle when applying because the oats can be a little rough on your skin if you press too hard. The stickiness from the honey will help the oats to stay in place so just be patient. I let the mas sit for 15 minutes before removing.
To remove, I use the kitchen sink because I don’t want the oats in my bathroom sink. And wash it all away with warm water. Then I pat my face dry.
Honesty time, this mask can be a little messy but it’s all worth it. Don’t be afraid to try it. I also can’t stop eating the portion I place over my lips. It’s not only a great mask, it taste really good.
I hope you this is helpful for you and if you ever try it please share your thoughts with us on social media by using the hashtags #nerdandlace and #NLBeauty.
Keep calm and do a mask!