Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Making Your Own Beauty Treatments

If you want to save some money and make your own beauty
treatments from oats, here are some quick and easy solutions
to try:

Oatmeal Mask

You will need:

3/4 cup oats
1/3 cup warm water
Optional ingredients: honey, lemon, egg, olive oil, banana

Make sure to remove any make up or grease/grime from your face
by washing first.

Mix the oats and water together to make a nice smooth
consistency. Add any of the optional ingredients listed above.
Spread the paste gently and equally over your
face and neck, leaving your eyes clear. Relax and wait for the
mask to dry (you may find your skin a little itchy) before
washing it off.

Oatmeal Scrub

You will need:

2 Tbsp. oatmeal (grind it in a blender or coffee grinder to
make flour-like oats)
1 Grapefruit

Squeeze the juice and pulp out of the grapefruit and mix with
the ground oatmeal to form a paste. Scrub over your face
and/or body for a few minutes in a massaging motion. Rinse off
with warm water first and then splash on cold water.

Oat Bath

You will need:

1 cup of oatmeal, ground in a blender or coffee grinder
Bath water

Sprinkle the oats under the running water, making sure to
break up any clumps. Water should be milky looking. You can
add more or less depending on the consistency of the water.

Spend at least 15 minutes in the oat bath to get the most
benefit from it. Oat baths are great for such conditions as
chicken pox, poison ivy, eczema, sunburn, dry skin, and insect

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