I just tried using this mask half an hour ago. I used those rolled oats, mixed it with warm milk to make it a paste and a spoonful of honey and then blended it to make it smooth (otherwise these rolled oats drop off your face).
The results is soft glowing, healthy looking skin at a very good value for money. Will continue using this mask. Thanks for the recommendations. *cant stop touching my skin :) )
I have some oatmeal sitting on my face as I type. I've done this several times and the results are lovely! A bit messy, but all you have to do is make a paste out of oatmeal and hot water, slap it on, and let it sit for a bit. Feels great. Cheap as heck. Right up there with aspirin scrub under home remedies.
I made a mask and bath product tonight with oatmeal (which I food processed to be finer), brown sugar, milk powder (processed those too) and then added enough honey to wet to the right consistency I wanted for a mask. I sat in the bath and applied this to my face. Some of it fell off into the bath water, but that was just fine. I packed it on my face and used some to massage my damp body skin. Then, dumped the remaining into the bathwater, along with some oils and salt. Then I sat back for a bit. I massaged the mask into my skin gently. I could not help but lick some of it off, it was sooo good. Then finally, I rinsed it all off. My face and body were so soft and smooth. My facial skin looked calm, smoother, and less redness. There is definitely something to using these "old-fashioned" natural ingredients (although I love science's chemicals too, when they are beneficial :). I am going to experiment more with using alone or in combination: milk powder, honey, oatmeal, brown sugar, salt, olive oil, and maybe certain herbs n spices for facial masks and bath.
I do the same thing as monique83 does but i add some egg yolk to it. Leaves my sking very soft and helped heal some acne for me. My mother has been using it for years. It works!
very cheap and effective method to fix oily skin. I like that its always available and organic for my skin.
i mix oatmeal with a little milk (warmed up in the microwave) and then add honey...it is amazing to leave on. it leave my sensitive,dry, acne-prone skin soft and smooth and comforted....it also works well as a gentle scrub.
I had reviewed this before but then deleted it. Here goes. I've been using oatmeal as a mask since the early eighties. I just make a paste with water and slather it on. Once dried I just rub it off (scrub!) and then rinse with warm then cool water and bellissima! The only caveat is that it's a little messy, but I don't care!