This is a really simple and effective face mask for all skin types. Oats are gentle enough to lightly exfoliate without causing irritation and help soak up any excess dirt and oil. Raw honey is the key because it is unheated, unprocessed, and unpasteurized. This allows the honey to keep all of its nutrients and benefits. If you can't get raw honey, organic will do. (Sidenote: sometimes I personally apply raw honey on my face and leave it on for 20 minutes then rinse off with warm water for a super easy/lazy mask.)
Oat and Honey Mask
Ingredients 1/3 cup oats (organic if possible) 2 tbs raw or organic honey 1-2 tbs water to form a paste
Instructions Grind oats in blender or coffee grinder to form a coarse powder.
Put ground oats and honey into a small bowl and add a little water at a time until it forms a paste.
The mask should be thick enough to stay put on your face.
Apply to face and neck and leave on for 10-15 minutes, then remove with warm water.
Enjoy and tell me what you think.
tYPES OF HONEY
Manuka honey is a common natural healing agent that has been used for centuries as a topical antibiotic on wounds and acne. It can also be used for sore throats, colds, and other common ailments due to these properties. Other types of honey with antibacterial properties are eucalyptus and linden honey.
Acacia honey helps cleanse the liver and digestive tract.
Buckwheat honey, usually darker in color than its other counterparts, is full of antioxidants due to that deep color.
Neem honey has been used to treat high blood pressure and diabetes.
All of these types of honey can be purchased "raw." For example, you can find "raw Manuka honey" in stores.
Why I use honey on my skin:
Natural antibacterial which aids in curing and preventing acne.
Full of anti-aging antioxidants, giving your skin a youthful look and texture.
Boosts complexion to give your skin a natural glow and is highly moisturizing.
Unclogs pores due to its clarifying and antibacterial properties.