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This gentle oat and lavender clay mask is an all round mask so it can be great for all skin types. This mask is amazing to shrink the appearance of pores. It fights acne and breakouts, and the oatmeal soothes and cleanses skin. The gentle lavender exfoliates and gives a calming, beautiful fragrance.
I have used all types of oats in skincare, bath soaks, ointments and soap for a long time. My daughter suffered from eczema and I had never had to deal with the skin condition prior to this. So I explored lots and lots of conditions for when her condition flared up. This led me to oats. I used normal porridge oats and quick cooking oats, which are easy to grind up in a coffee or spice grinder. Another oatmeal product that I learned about and began to use was colloidal oatmeal, which is a beautiful organic fine oat powder that can be used in a range of skincare products. For this recipe regular oats will do just fine, but do consider colloidal oatmeal if you wish to make a moisturiser or are treating a skin condition such as eczema.
Oatmeal is a beautiful product for your skin but is often overlooked a sit is found in the kitchen so generally not thought of for skin, I see this a lot as people what wild, exotic and sometimes obscure things to cure any skin issues, but let's go back to basics and see how it works for you!
Oatmeal has a lot of benefits such as:
- The anti-inflammatory properties can calm and soothe the skin and reduce irritation and itchiness.
- Contains antioxidants which limit the production of free radicals.
- Oatmeal even cleanses your skin very gently, colloidal oatmeal is a gentle exfoliator
- Helps to ease skin conditions that cause irritation and safe of the most sensitive skins
- It can help acne, with the anti inflammatory and cleansing properties
- It is a must have for dry skin
- Eczema often results in itchy, red, swollen and cracked skin. It greatly eases this.
We are making this mask in 2 parts, the dry then to make the mask wet we add our liquid. If you wish to make some extra powder mask portion you can and store it for another use. You simply need to store it in a an airtight container and go by the use by date on the individual products in the mixture,
Ingredients for the Dry Face Mask x 5 uses. You can change quantities as required.
- 1 tbsp Bentonite Clay / Kaolin
- 1.5 tbsp of French Green Clay
- 1.5 tbsp of ground oatmeal or colloidal oatmeal
- .5 tsp of silk peptides
- .5 tbsp of lavender buds
When your ready to mix, add one of these liquids, keep reading for the quantity:
- .75 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar & .75tsp filtered water or
- 1 tsp Yoghurt & .25tsp filtered water
- Coffee Grinder
- 1 glass bowl or jug
- 1 spatula
- 1 face mask brush
- 1 make up sponge cleaner or muslin
- Mix the oats in a coffee grinder until fine. Or if using colloidal oatmeal then you don't need to grind.
- Then add the lavender to the spice grinder and mix until fine.
- Add the clay, bentonite and french green clay, and the silk peptides to the dry mix.
- This recipe is for making the “dry” mix to keep on hand. When you are ready to mix up your face mask, mix 1.5 tsp of mix with the liquid
- Before beginning, always make sure to cleanse your face.
- Apply the face mask with your face mask brush evenly to your skin.
- Let dry for approx 10 minutes, or less if you wish. Remove the mask before it dries on your skin.
- If you have sensitive or dry skin, apply this mask for only half the time.
- To remove the mask, I especially enjoy using hot water to warm muslin or face cleaning sponge. Apply the face towel over your face for a couple seconds to remoisten the clay and then remove.
It’s perfectly normal to experience some redness after you remove the mask.
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Not a Maker?
If you love the idea of these ingredients but don't want to make them, there are lots of amazing products out there that contain lovely ingredients we use here.
The Inkey List Oat Cleansing Balm
I have used this balm for a long time as my store stocked The Inkey and loved a lot of their products. A gentle cleansing balm, it gently exfoliated the skin, while leaving it feeling supple and moisturised, That is the beauty of balms, the richness leaves behind and nourished feel and doesn't strip the skin. My skin is normal to combination and it worked perfectly on mine.
Revolution Skincare Cocoa & Oat Moisturising Face Mask
This is a beautiful mask, it even works on the most sensitive of skins. This is a lovely chocolate scented mask that smells so good. It has been formulated with cocoa butter and oatmeal, this sweet-smelling mask has been designed to smooth, moisturise and gently exfoliate the skin.
Mario Badesco Facial Mist Lavender
This facial mist replenishes skin as antioxidant vitamin C combats skin-aging free radicals— encouraging a brighter, more balanced complexion. Mist whenever, wherever to de-stress skin and soothe the senses with a blend of floral essential waters, botanical extracts, and lavender oil.
Disclaimer: This information and content does not replace that advice of a dermatologist or medical advice. Please seek medical advice if you suspect that you have a dermal condition.
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