Saturday, 25 February 2012

Natural Remedy | Exfoliating Oatmeal Cleanser

The raw oats act as a gentle exfoliant, helping to remove dead surface skin cells. Dirt particles and excess oil are removed through the interaction of the oatmeal, yogurt and witch hazel. Oatmeal is extraordinary in its calming properties.


12 heaping Tbs oatmeal  

1/3 cup witch hazel  

2 heaping Tbs plain yogurt

Shred the oats in a blender for a few seconds. Stop the blender for a moment, shake the oats from the bottom to the top, and restart for another few seconds. Put the shredded oats in a mixing bowl. Add the witch hazel and yogurt and mix well. Cut six pieces of cheesecloth about seven by eight inches each. Place three pieces on top of one another. Put the oatmeal mix on top of the layered cheesecloth. Make a sachet by tying a string around the cheesecloth (not so tight that the content is squeezed out). Repeat with the rest of the cheesecloth and remaining oatmeal mix. Place the two sachets in a tight container and store in the refrigerator. The oatmeal sachet has the consistency of a soft soap, but it is much purer and soothing than soap.

This cleanser is best used in the shower, where the face can be rinsed more effectively. If the oatmeal sachet is a little hard from the refrigerator, soften it by applying a bit of warm water. The first step is to splash the face with lots of warm water to open the pores. Cleanse by pressing the sachet against the skin. Move the oatmeal sachet over the face, massaging in firm upward and outward circular motions, squeezing gently to release the cleansing extracts. Pay special attention to the nose area where blackheads tend to form. Massage the cleanser into the skin for at least one to two minutes. Rinse well with warm water when finished. Each sachet will last one week used morning and night.

1 comment:

  1. WOW i have heard this tip alot but never gave it a try will do now, thanks.


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