Recipes: Oatmeal, Honey & Yogurt Face Mask

Oatmeal can be considered a healthy choice for breakfast because it is low in fat and calories, and is filled with many antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Also, because Oatmeal is a whole grain, it is high in fiber and retains most nutrients.So, what else is this natural substance good for?

Well, it turns out that Oatmeal can also do wonders for a dull complexion. What is more, Oatmeal is incredibly cheap and wonderfully versatile, helping to draw impurities out of the skin and adding a natural glow to the complexion.

Oatmeal can be incorporated into your natural beauty routine in a number of ways, and perhaps the easiest way to treat your skin is with an Oatmeal face mask. Oatmeal can be mixed with various ingredients to handle a number of skin conditions. To give your skin a treat, and to brighten the complexion, an Oatmeal, Honey & Yogurt Face Mask will give any expensive store bought product a run for its money, and the face mask is one hundred percent natural.

Homemade Beauty Recipe for you to try:
¼ cup oatmeal
¼ cup water
2 tbsp plain yogurt 
2 tbsp honey

1. Either use finely ground oatmeal, or grind the oatmeal yourself to achieve a fine consistency. If the oatmeal is not fine enough, the mask will be lumpy and difficult to apply.
2. Warm the water, honey and yogurt until it is slightly warm– comfortable enough to apply to your skin. 
3. Mix in the oatmeal until you achieve a smooth consistency which is thick enough to stick to the skin.
4. Apply to the face while it is still warm. The honey can make this mask quite sticky and gooey, so be sure to tie hair out of the way.
5. Leave on the skin for about 15 minutes and then wash off thoroughly. Your skin will feel wonderful!

*Note: As an alternative to the Honey, you can use mashed up Avocado as it is excellent for healing sun or wind  damage and treating dry skin. Also, make sure you use plain Oatmeal because the Flavored Oatmeal may contain preservatives or artificial flavors or colors.

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