resourceful 101: homemade oatmeal mask.

so months ago i accidently bought whole oats from the supermarket when i intended to buy the instant kind. well those oats are still in my cabinet untouched. so i searched the internet for a good facial mask alternative:

easy oatmeal face mask

2 tablespoons whole uncooked oats
1 or 2 tablespoons plain yogurt (milk can be substitute)

blending procedure:
combine the oats and 1 tablespoon of the yogurt, squishing the oatmeal flakes up as you stir. the oats will soften and begin to break apart as you stir. (you can use milk for this mask but the texture will not be as creamy and easy to work with as it will if you use yogurt.) the resulting paste should be a creamy consistency. if it's too thick to spread easily across your skin, add a bit more of the yogurt and stir. mix well to create an even consistency.

spread face mask over your face and neck, avoiding your eyes. relax (perhaps in a warm bath) for several minutes.

when the mask is dry, rinse gently from skin and pat excess moisture from face. follow with toner and moisturizer as usual. This product should be used within a few days of making and should be stored in the refrigerator if not used immediately.
submitted by kathryn o'halloran via makeyourcosmetics.com

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