Oatmeal is known to soothe all skin types, especially dry, and also works well against acne. Whole, regular or old-fashioned oats, ground into a fine powder in a food processor, work best for DIY beauty treatments. It also makes a gentle, abrasive base for scrubs, masks, and bath products. Great for the bath as well.
Milk‘s lactic acid is a mild exfoliant, and can break down dead skin cells. It’s fats can soften skin, and adds a luxurious touch to baths for all skin types. Full fat milk is best for DIY beauty products.
Bananas are naturally nourishing, brightening and moisturizing, and provides gentle, nonabrasive exfoliation as well as mild skin-tightening. Great for all skin types.
Honey is a natural antibacterial and works well to fight acne. As a face wash, honey absorbs impurities from the pores. It also acts as a humectant to draw moisture from the air onto the skin to hydrate dry skin.
Honey Oats Face Scrub
(Source: Benefits of Honey)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon finely-ground almonds
- 2 tablespoons dry oatmeal
- Some lemon juice or yogurt