5 Homemade face scrub recipes with oatmeal

Why to use oatmeal to prepare a face scrub? Well, first of all, beneficial nourishing and soothing properties of oatmeal have been known for a very long time and it still remains very popular natural skin care ingredient. Oats are not only good for breakfast, but also oatmeal is great for exfoliating your face (because of its grainy texture) and for preparing homemade face masks; oats can effectively absorb and remove the dirt and impurities from skin surface.

Scrubs made with this amazing ingredient can help treat many skin conditions, as well as rejuvenate and sooth dry and itchy skin; this natural skin care ingredient is very gentle and is also perfectly suitable even for sensitive skin, unlike many harsh chemical skin peels.

After using an oatmeal facial scrub your skin will feel soft, hydrated and silky smooth.

Wash your face with lukewarm water before applying an oatmeal scrub or use the scrub directly after shower, it will help open up your pores and prepare your skin for the exfoliating treatment.

1) Simple oatmeal scrub

Take 1 tablespoon of oatmeal and add a little bit of warm water (3 tablespoons of water or more), wait for about 5-10 minutes, until oats become soft.

Gently, in circular motions, massage your clean face with this scrub to exfoliate your skin; massage for 1-2 minutes, avoiding the eye area. Rinse with warm and then, cold water (cold water will help close your pores).

2) Another variation of the same homemade face scrub: Oatmeal and warm milk

Mix 1 tablespoon of oatmeal with a little bit of warm milk (milk should be only slightly warmed up; it shouldn’t be too hot, and must be comfortable to touch). Wait for 5-10 minutes, until the substance becomes soft and then, use this oatmeal facial scrub the same way, as the previous one.

3) Baking soda and oatmeal homemade face scrub

Some people love using baking soda, as a gentle facial exfoliator, but we recommend combining it with the oatmeal.
Mix oatmeal with baking soda in equal proportions. Add a little bit of warm water and leave the substance for 5 minutes in a bowl, until it turns into a soft paste.
Gently massage your face with this natural facial scrub, avoiding the eye area. Rinse your face with warm and then, cold water.

4) Here is another amazing and simple facial scrub recipe with the use of only natural ingredients:

This homemade face scrub will help to sooth, exfoliate, cleanse and hydrate your skin.

First, make a cucumber paste in your blender. Mix 2 tablespoons of cucumber paste with 1 teaspoon of rosehip oil, 1 teaspoon of argan oil, 2 tablespoons of oatmeal and 1 tablespoon of milk. Mix well all the ingredients and leave the substance to get ready (it takes about 5 minutes), wait until oatmeal gets soft.
Gently rub your face with this wonderful, nourishing, facial scrub, avoiding the eye area (you can also use it as your body scrub); then, rinse your skin with warm and finish up with splashes of cold water.
Your skin will be super soft and smooth! Antioxidants in rosehip and argan oils will help fight free radicals, preventing skin aging and appearance of wrinkles. Isn’t it great?!

5) Here is another nourishing homemade face scrub recipe: 

Mix whole milk, honey and extra virgin olive oil in equal proportions (you will need about 1 tablespoon of each ingredient), then, add 2 tablespoons of oatmeal. Leave the paste for 5-10 minutes in a bowl, until oatmeal becomes soft; then, gently exfoliate your face, massaging it for 1 or 2  minutes. Rinse with warm, then cold water. This amazing, nourishing facial treatment will not only exfoliate, but also soften and moisturize your skin, making it softer and adding beautiful glow.

Here is the list of ingredients (straight from your kitchen) that can be used to prepare natural homemade facial scrubs:

  • – baking soda,
  • – white or brown sugar,
  • – oatmeal,
  • – rice powder,
  • – sea salt (better to use it to prepare body scrubs, because it can be too harsh on the face),
  • – coffee,
  • – aspirin,
  • – cornmeal,
  • – almonds powder,
  • – whole wheat flour…

You can improvise and mix the above ingredients with warm water, warm milk, honey and natural oils to create your own homemade face and body scrubs.

It’s a lot more beneficial to use completely natural skin care ingredients for your face and body, rather than buying expensive facial scrubs with fancy labels and many harmful chemicals.

What are your favorite homemade face scrub recipes? Share your thoughts and beauty tips in the comment section below.

Stay beautiful!


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