Hey everybody – it’s been awhile since I’ve posted a DIY post and I thought it was about time I get back in the game.
So today, I’m sharing a face mask recipe I tried from Somewhat Simple – Oatmeal and Honey Facial Mask
I decided on this recipe because it had ingredients I had at home and didn’t require anything too farfetched.
- 1/2 cup of uncooked oatmeal
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1 tablespoon of honey (make sure it is pure honey, not containing any other sweeteners)
Heat all four ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat for about 5 or 6 minutes. Make sure to stir frequently to prevent the bottom from sticking.
Remove mixture from heat and allow to cool – I placed mine in the fridge to speed this up a bit.
Massage a thick layer of honey into your face. Apply mask. Use upward strokes, for better coverage.
Lie down for 10 to 15 minutes.
Use warm water and a wash rag to remove!
After my own experience doing this face mask, I’m not too impressed. The oatmeal mixture was extremely runny – even when following the directions. This made it extremely difficult to apply.
This also claims to be great for moisturizing your skin. While this cannot always be measurable immediately, I wasn’t very impressed in this area either. My skin doesn’t feel much smoother, I’ve definitely tried other DIY recipes with better immediate results. But we’ll see if there are any further improvements for moisturizing.
I would love to hear your personal opinions of the face mask if you give it a try or ways to improve the recipe for better results!