Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Apply Your Oatmeal Soap - 30 Days of Beauty

Thanks Quaker Oats! I love a good bowl of oatmeal in the morning. Top it with brown sugar and mixed berries and you're golden. But, did you know that oatmeal has additional uses other than giving you the energy you need to power through your morning?

Yes, oatmeal is not only a wonder food, it's a natural cure for dry skin. And during the cold winter months, don't we all need a good moisturizing skin treatment? The answer, of course Oatmeal with Shea Butter and Brazilian Hazel Nuts Soap

This soap contains ground and whole oatmeal which serves as a great exfoliant, The oatmeal naturally exfoliates your skin, with the addition of shea butter and brazilian hazel nut oil this soap is not only alluring on your nose , it will leave you feeling refreshed and silky soft
Furthermore, oatmeal is great for sensitive and acne prone skin; it can be used as a natural cleanser and exfoliant - leaving skin smoother, healthier and less irritated. Hooray!

Check out just a couple ways oatmeal can work for you outside its normal confines of a breakfast bowl.

Oatmeal Facial Cleanser: Pour about one tablespoon of ground oatmeal into your palm. (For best results, grind oatmeal in a food processor until fine and store in a tightly closed jar.) Next, add a little warm water to make a paste. Apply to face using finger tips to massage into skin. Rinse with warm water and apply your usual moisturizer.
Added Bonus: In larger amounts, this can also be used as an in-shower body wash.

Moisturizing Oatmeal Facial Mask: Pour about one tablespoon of ground oatmeal into a small bowl. Next, add two tablespoons of milk to the oatmeal. Combine to make a thick paste. Apply to face and let sit for five to ten minutes. Rinse with warm water and apply your usual moisturizer.
Added Bonus: If you have dark spots or skin blemishes (not pimples), add a tablespoon of lemon to the mixture to naturally dissolve dead skins cells for a more even skin tone.

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