We're talking rolled oats not sachets of apple and cinnamon flavoured porridge or ready brek!
Properties - Soothing, calming, hydrating and cleansing, oats are wonderful for all skin types!
Particularly good for - sensitive skin, rashes, allergic reactions and sunburn. If you've recently had a reaction to something and can't face your normal cleanser, grab the oats!
How-to use - Put a few spoonfuls in the blender to make oatmeal/oat flour and store in an airtight jar (no more than a couple of weeks as the oats dry out and get gritty). Shake out appox 1 1/2 tsp into your palm, mix with warm water to make a milky paste and massage all over your face. If you have a little time, let it sit on your face for a minute or so and let the oatmilk nourish and soothe your skin. The oats will very gently exfoliate your skin too. Rinse off for bright, hydrated, nourished skin!!
Better than anything from a shop shelf saying 'with oat extract' are the oats in your own kitchen!
|Skincare hero ingredients -HONEY!|
Great if you're in a hotel, swipe a couple of sachets of honey!
Properties - anti-bacterial, super hydrating and brightening
Perfect for - acne-prone skin, breakouts, dehydrated skin
How to use - pretty simple this one, squeeze out the honey onto your fingertips and massage over your face. Dip your fingertips in water to help it spread more easily. For a super easy brightening mask simply let it sit for a few minutes, while you shower, bathe or just check your retweets.
Honey has the most dramatic results, my skin is always noticeably brighter, more hydrated and more even. It's also not as sticky as you think! Honey dissolves almost instantly in water and so is a doddle to rinse off!
Olive oil/Coconut oil
The oil cleansing method is wonderful! If you're at someone's house they're almost guaranteed to have something you can use. Olive oil may not be perfect for all skin types but look for coconut oil or hazelnut oil; these are much more universal. Obviously, no sesame oil!
Properties - deep cleansing, moisturising,
Perfect for - congested, acne-prone, clogged pores, oily skin, dry skin
How to use - warm your face with a facecloth, massage the oils into your skin. Lay the warm facecloth over your face again then massage the oil into your skin again. Use the wet facecloth to remove the oil and dirt from your face. It will not simply rinse away, if you don't have a facecloth or cotton wool in a pinch try using something else!
If you find that your current cleanser just isn't working for you at the moment, before going out to spent a chunk of money on a new one give one of these natural remedies a try. They're probably already in your kitchen so you've literally got nothing to lose! Alternatively if you're caught in a pinch where you have no cleanser and that horrid bar of drying soap is the only thing around, raid the kitchen and see what you can find!!
Hope you like this one. Not everything natural is good for your skin but there are times when grabbing some natural ingredients can work wonders!
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