Oatmeal contains complex carbohydrates that when mixed with water form the colloidal part of oatmeal that softens, soothes and nourishes your skin.
Oats contain healthy fats that stay behind to repair and add moisture to your skin.
Oats help strengthen your skin’s defense against pollutants.
Oats contain Saponins (a natural foaming agent found in many plants.) that help remove dirt from pores.
Oats are a great exfoliator due to their slightly rough texture. Exfoliation= removal of dead skin cells from the skin’s outer surface.
Oatmeal/Yogurt Facial Mask
½ cup ground oatmeal – I grind mine up in a clean spice mill/coffee grinder
¼ plain yogurt or buttermilk
2 Tbs. of honey
Combine yogurt and honey with ground oatmeal to form a smooth paste. Gently pat mixture onto face and neck(leaving areas around eyes free of mixture) – let sit for 15 or so minutes and then rinse gently with warm water.