What do you do when you have a date later on at night and your skin looks like crap? Only one thing comes to my mind for these kind of situations – the honey oatmeal mask.
I have rosacea and seb derm, but this mask has helped me out lots. It’s so ridiculously good I hope that it might do the same for you.
Honey has natural anti-oxidant and anti-microbial properties to help protect our skin from the damage of the sun’s rays, supports the skin’s ability to rejuvenate and refresh depleted skin, leaving it feeling silky soft and supple. One of the most common natural skin care benefits with honey is related to treatment of minor acne. It also works for other skin ailments like rosacea and seb dermatitis. (I use raw honey and not the supermarket kind of syrup honey as those have been processed. Raw honey contains all the goodness! You can find this in pharmacies or guardian stores)
Oatmeal has anti-inflammatory properties and is perfect for most skin types, even the most sensitive skin. Oatmeal contains saponins, a cleansing agent, and can therefore be used as a mild soap. Oatmeal is moisturizing and helps remove dead skin cells. Oatmeal can also help treat acne, eczema, rosacea and rashes. (I use an oatmeal cleanser to wash my skin everyday by the way. It’s really wonderful! Just plain oatmeal will do, or organic ones will be good)
Follow the steps below:
Step 1: Get a clean bowl and a spoon
Step 2: place one scoop of honey and a handful of oats into bowl and stir (Yes, the mixture will be chunky and messy)
Step 3: Add a little bit of water to make the mixture slightly runnier (if you want it to be more soothing, use Avene thermal spring water instead)
Step 4: Refrigerate for 5-10 minutes
Step 5: Wash your face with warm water if not wearing makeup or sunblock. Remove all makeup before masking
Step 6: Dry your face and apply the mask. Leave it on for at least half an hour. I leave it on for 1 hour sometimes.
Step 7: Wet your face and gently rub your face in a circular motion.
The oatmeal will exfoliate your skin gently. Rinse with tepid water and pat dry.
Enjoy your smooth and radiant skin!
Check out my before-after pictures and skincare routine for rosacea HERE