Saturday, August 21, 2010

Saturday night in Oat'n'Honey beauty mask, pampering treatment.

If today is one of those days when you don't feel like going anywhere, it can be a perfect time to spoil yourself and treat your skin to a very pampering exfoliating Oat'n'Honey masque treatment. And the best of all, it's very easy to make with the ingredients you find in your kitchen, and very inexpensive.

While this preparation may look like a hearty recipe for breakfast, it actually is a nourishing facial treat! (No worries if you happen to get a little in your mouth while applying it.)

Oats'n'Honey Exfoliating Face Masque:
1/2 cup oatmeal
2 T Honey
1 T Olive Oil
2 T plain yogurt
*all ingredients are easy to find organic if you so desire

~Grind the oats in a mill or clean coffee grinder.
~Add remaining ingredients and stir until you get a paste like consistency
~Apply warm wash cloth to face or steam for a few minutes.
~Gently rub in oats and honey exfoliating paste in upward, circular motions massaging the skin. You can leave the masque for 5-10 minutes.
~Rinse thoroughly.
~Apply skin hydrating Aqua*Tica Night moisturizer or Q*Lumiere skin perfecting day cream.
~Use entire mixture or share with a friend. If you have extra, don't forget to apply to your neck and chest area.

What it Does
Oat is known as soothing and calming, rich in proteins, lipids and beta glucan. It's very beneficial to the skin and has been successfully used for the treatment of skin problems and disorders such as acne, pimples, blemishes, eczema and dermatitis. Oatmeal is a natural, soothing exfoliant known for it's calming and anti-inflammatory properties. It also has astringent qualities but is gentle enough for sensitive skin. It helps to draw oil and impurities out of the skin.

Olive oil is moisture rich in vitamin e. It has many antioxidant properties known to fight free radical damage and slow signs of aging.

Honey: this sweet treat helps attract dirt, oil and clean skin with breakouts. Bees release a glucose enzyme when creating honey that is a natural antiseptic and has antibacterial properties. When applied topically, it draws body fluids and nutrients to the area assisting in cell growth and scar prevention.

Yogurt contains a naturally occurring alpha-hydroxy acid from lactic acid that exfoliates and renews the cellular surface of the skin

Have fun and relaxing weekend!