What is not to love when you find ordinary things doing surprising double duties? Unexpected uses for oatmeal is our subject today, as we are making a blemish mask to remove dead skin cells and fight the break outs caused by bacteria is simple to use and inexpensive.
How to Make an Oatmeal Face Mask
Mix a half cup of instant or raw oats with just enough water to make a paste. Allow to sit five minutes then stir in 2-3 drops of tea tree oil. Spread it on your face and relax for up to ten minutes then rinse off with warm water. Oatmeal uses don’t end there.
If you don’t have time to shampoo, toss some oatmeal with the same amount of baking soda into a blender until it becomes powdery. Work into hair roots, brush thoroughly and go.
Exfoliate Using Oatmeal
An exfoliator is intended to scrub facial skin to remove bacteria and dead skin. Use two tablespoons of oatmeal, ground to a course texture mixed with a teaspoon of baking soda. Store in a tightly covered dish until you are ready for a facial. Place a small amount in your hand and add a little water until you have a scrub. Rub it on your face for one minute, then rinse well.
Make an Oatmeal Body Scrub
A body scrub can delete a lot of old skin and give you a new glow. Mix a quarter cup of ground oats with a tablespoon of honey and two tablespoons of olive oil. Create a paste, you may need a tad more oil, and use it to scrub your body in the shower.
Oatmeal Treatment for Burns
Nothing is better than soothing relief of a burn. If you have sunburn or poison ivy, oatmeal to the rescue. Cook some oats and allow to sit until cooled. Put the mixture into a damp towel and lay it over the affected skin. Rinse it off after about 10 minutes.
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