Honey Oatmeal Face Scrub

It was excellent when I started having oats as breakfast. Though I felt hungry before lunch time, it helped me to get rid of drowsiness. We all knew about the health benefits it provides, but very few among us know that oatmeal can enhance healthy functioning of the skin.

Blend it with any natural ingredient and it turns out to be an excellent exfoliator. You now don’t have to shop for price creams. By the end of this post you’ll be gifted with a simple yet effective honey oatmeal face scrub recipe that can efficiently remove impurities off the skin.

Everyone yearns to have an attractive and beautiful skin. But, with increasing pollution and impurities around us it can’t be achieved easily. With the impurities, your skin sheds thousands of dead cells every day. If you don’t try to wipe them off, they will block skin pores and interrupt healthy functioning of the skin.

Things like dark spots, dry skin, blackheads, acne and wrinkles start appearing. Chemical creams promise to remove these impurities in their advertising campaign. But often they fail and may trigger allergic reaction in sensitive people. (source)

Honey and oatmeal face scrub are packed with natural ingredients that can fill your skin with necessary nutrients and vitamins. Excellent thing about this homemade recipe is, it’s inexpensive, has less or zero side-effects and improves overall functioning of your skin.

Benefits of Oatmeal and Honey Face Scrub

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  • Oatmeal exhibits anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which helps to kill free radicals and reduce inflammation over the skin.
  • Exfoliating property of oatmeal wipes dead skin cells, moisturizes the skin, and helps to get rid of itching and other minor skin ailments.
  • Honey is prominent for its emollient activity. Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties residing in honey helps to thwart infectious bacteria and fade wrinkles. It enhances collagen production and fastens the healing process.
  • For acne blemishes I prefer manuka honey, for it is very effective towards P.acnes.

Oatmeal Honey Scrub Recipe

Initially, you must wash your face so that dead skin cells or dry patches over the skin are hydrated. Pat dry with soft cloth and apply the face scrub evenly. Leave it to dry and rinse it off.

  • Take two parts of grounded oatmeal (grind using food processor)
  • One part of raw honey
  • One part of almond oil or olive oil

Blend all the mentioned ingredients in a bowl and apply it over prewashed face. Massage softly so that the impurities can be removed. Remember to be gentle. Let it dry for 10-15 minutes and then massage for the last time before rinsing it off with water.

You increase or decrease the quantity of ingredients if needed. You must repeat this process regularly to have a flawless skin.

The mask must be thick and sticky, if needed you’re free to add distilled water to make it smooth. After treating with this face scrub, it’s good to apply natural moisturizer like olive oil or rosewater over the skin.

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Homemade Cornmeal Face Scrub

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Face is the most exposed and delicate part of your body. Alarming levels of pollution ruins your face texture. Regular cleansing is important to restrain wrinkles, dryness and itching. Rather than trying pricey facial scrubs, give your face a natural experience with cornmeal face scrub.

Am I reminding you of fish fries? No, not just fish fries, with cornmeal you can exfoliate your face at home. You might ask me, why I should use face scrub, when I’ve soap to wash my face. Your skin sheds cells and as it’s exposed to lot of dirt and UV rays chemical filled soaps can’t rejuvenate your face.

Cornmeal is made by grinding corn. This face scrub includes water and honey, both acts as moisturizers. Nutritional profile of cornmeal includes vitamin B6, A, C, selenium, calcium and iron. (source: Nutritiondata.self.com)

Cornmeal Face Scrub Recipe

Things you’ll need

  • Cornmeal – 1tbsp
  • Raw Honey – 1 tbsp
  • Required amount of water

Procedure to make cornmeal face scrub

  1. Blend the above mentioned mixture in a bowl, till you obtain smooth paste.
  2. Prior to application of paste; wash your face with cleanser.
  3. When the skin is still damp apply cornmeal and honey paste over your face in circular motion by applying slight pressure.
  4. Leave it for about few minutes and then rinse it off with water.

Benefits of Cornmeal Face Scrub

  • Exfoliates your face.
  • Sheds dead skin cells.
  • Enhances collagen production which tightens your skin.
  • Controls excess oil.
  • Hydrates your face from the outside.
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles. (Use Banana peel for wrinkles)
  • Thwarts infection causing bacteria if found, as it as antibacterial and antimicrobial agents in it.

You can try this homemade cornmeal face scrub once in a week.

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