Chamomile Oatmeal Honey Face Mask

If you want to really nourish and hydrate your skin, try this chamomile oatmeal honey face mask. Its purpose is to soften the skin, reduce dryness, and reduce any
redness, inflammation, and even acne. I like to use it as a softening mask in the winter when my skin starts to get dry and blotchy from dry weather. Try using it three times a week for two weeks to get a softer, smoother, more evenly toned complexion.

The base of this face mask is oats, pulverized into a fine powder, which you can do in the coffee grinder or blender. If you are going to use this mask more than once, then pulverize a cup of rolled oats so you have plenty of oat powder ready to make your softening facials with. Why are oats so great for the skin? They have emollient properties, protecting and reinforcing skin tissue. Oats are also packed with nutrients that the skin can benefit from, including B vitamins.

Milk or cream is added to this chamomile oat and honey facial to give the mask consistency, to add more nutrients to soften the skin (that's why cream or whole milk is better — you get more of the beneficial fatty acids), and to brighten. Milk provides lactic acid, which is an alpha hydroxy acid, helping to promote cell renewal.

The raw honey is your anti-bacterial and super moisturizing ingredient in this homemade facial. It helps the skin lock in moisture, which is a must for dealing with seasonal dryness. Try this or other honey face masks regularly if you suffer from dry skin.

Chamomile essential oil is what makes this mask even more gentle and sweet. Chamomile calms and soothes with excellent anti-inflammatory properties. It will also act as a second fighter against bacteria.

To make this chamomile oatmeal honey face mask you will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of oat powder
  • 2 tablespoons of milk or cream
  • 1 tablespoon of raw honey
  • 4 drops of chamomile essential oil

Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl, adding more or less milk until you have a smooth paste for your facial. Open pores with a little warm water. Spread the mask over your skin and leave on for fifteen minutes. Rinse and don't forget to moisturize when you are done. For intense softness, try a night creme to help replenish even more moisture while you sleep.




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While I love my skin, I am not actually a dermatologist or a medical professional. The information on this site is not meant to treat or diagnose any health issues.