This scrub contains simple items, easily found at your local grocery store.
- Oatmeal, gentle exfoliation.
- Lemon juice, clears blemishes and lightens age spots.
- Honey, humectant (retains and attracts moisture)
- Olive oil, conditioning
Oatmeal and Honey Facial Scrub
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/3 cup oats
Mix all ingredients until a thick paste is formed.
The scrub can be used on any part of the body that needs exfoliation, brightening, or toning. I begin with the face.
Because I have mature skin, I do not wash my face with soap prior to applying the scrub. I use a warm moist washcloth to gently remove excess dirt before application.
Warning, this is a messy process, so you will want to apply the scrub while leaning over a sink or towel.
Begin applying the scrub to the face in small circular motions. Never pull downwards on any part of your facial skin or eye areas. Pulling downwards leads to excess sagging of the skin. The oatmeal does not stick to the skin, however, the thin layer that remains (film from the oatmeal, lemon, honey, and olive oil) will nurture your skin.
Relax…leave the scrub on the skin for 10 minutes.
Gently remove the scrub with a warm (not hot) water rinse.
My skin really benefits from this treatment. It always feels better conditioned, toned, and brightened after several uses. I never have to follow up with a moisturizer after the treatment!
Avoid the eye area. The citric acid will irritate the eye membranes.
Oily complexion? Substitute water for olive oil.
Use natural honey. Be aware, some manufactures do include corn syrup in their honey products.
You may grind the oatmeal to a finer consistency prior to mixing the scrub. Do not use instant oatmeal.
If you do not want to apply the oatmeal directly to your skin (it is messy), add a small amount of clean clear water to the recipe. Using a cotton ball, apply the excess liquid (milk-like) to your skin. Leave on for 10 minutes.
Enjoy and relax!
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