Oatmeal and Honey Facial Mask

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When it comes to beauty regimes, women everywhere are on the never-ending hunt for ways we can keep our skin looking young and vibrant. This summer I’m partnering with The National Honey Board to help spread the word about honey’s usages outside of your kitchen.

Did you know that honey is an anti-irritant? So for those of you with sensitive skin and acne, honey is a preferred ingredient to help manage breakouts while keeping your skin moisturized.

I personally have dry skin and I moisturize with lotions every morning and night. Honey actually attracts and retains moisture and may keep away early signs of aging, like wrinkles, by maintaining proper moisture.

So let me show you how I have started using honey for my skin. I make a mask- an  Oatmeal Calmative Milk and Honey Moisturizing Mask. (Say that 5 times fast!) Here’s how you do it:

Grab your ingredients.

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(These are all things I keep on hand- I love it when I don’t have to buy any crazy ingredients!)

  • ½ cup – oatmeal, uncooked
  • ½ cup – water
  • ½ cup – milk
  • 1 tablespoon – pure honey

***“Pure Honey” contains just one ingredient—honey. Read the label: there should be no other ingredients or sweeteners in pure honey

 Directions:

In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook oatmeal, water, milk and honey for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently with a spatula or spoon. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Massage a thick layer of plain honey all over your clean face and neck before applying mask. Apply mask to your face with upward strokes. Lie down and relax for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove and rinse by using a soft facial wash cloth and warm water.

And that’s it- fresh, clean and moisturized skin. It doesn’t get any easier than that!

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 *This is a sponsored post for The National Honey Board written by me. All opinions are 100% my own.

Comments

  1. 1

    I have had dry skin for the past several years. I am going to try this and really hope it works.

    Does it matter what kind of oatmeal you use? I know there’s quick oats and old-fashioned but thought I’d ask just in case it did make a difference.

    Thanks so much!
    Donna
    P.S. I LOVE your blog….I’m going to start following you now!!

    • 2
      Stephanie says:

      Thanks Donna- I am glad to have you stop by! I don’t know if the oatmeal makes a difference, I’ve only ever made it with the quick oats because that is what I had on hand! :) I am all about convenience around here! :)

  2. 3

    I was just wondering if this recipe is good if left over and used a different day??

  3. 5

    I was of the understanding that honey looses nutrients when heated, as in tea…any thoughts on this?

  4. 6

    I’m totally obsessed with making my own beauty products! Honey and oatmeal are 2 of my most-used ingredients, so I know I’d love this!

  5. 7
    Charmaine says:

    Is this mask OK to use everyday? I am starting to have acne breakouts (probably because of school =stress), and I’ve tried several things and nothing has worked for me. Please help!

    • 8
      Stephanie says:

      Hi Charmaine, I haven’t ever used it more than once a week, so I am not sure if it is ok for daily use. Try it once and and see how you like it! :)

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