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19 June 2014

Oatmeal Smoother Facial Mask and Scrub

During the summer, my skin really needs some TLC.  This week, it's been in the high 80s and low 90s, so of course my face is getting sweaty.  I don't want my pores to get clogged and cause break outs, so I've been using scrubs and masks every few days.

When my pores get clogged with sunscreen and sweat, they look huge.  This scrub is perfect for scrubbing away debris from your pores.  While it won't shrink your pores, it will make them appear smaller.

To grind the oatmeal, use a mortar and pestle or a clean coffee grinder.  Sometimes I even buy baby oatmeal because it's already ground up.  It's a little small to scrub, but if you're using this as a mask it will work great.

You can double or triple the recipe and store the dry ingredients until you're ready to use it.  Put it in a small mason jar and add a cute lid and a gift tag, and this is ready to give as a gift.

Oatmeal Smoother Facial Mask and Scrub

What You Need

  • 1/2 cup ground oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup powdered milk
  • water
  • Mortar and pestle
  1. Combine dry ingredients well and place in a plastic bag or mason jar.
  2. To use as a scrub, mix 2 teaspoons of the dry ingredients with 1 to 2 teaspoons water to make a thick paste.  Let thicken for one minute and scrub your face and neck.
  3. To use as a mask, prepare as directed above with less water to make a thick paste.  Let sit on your face for 20 minutes.  
Store the dry ingredients up to 6 months.  

This makes 1 cup of dry mix, which is enough for weeks worth of masks or scrubs!  Use as a scrub once a week and as a mask once a week as needed.  When used as a mask, the milk will soothe your skin while it moisturizes your face.  

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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.