DIY: Homemade Oatmeal Scrub
For my DIY's, I always stick to the basic scrubs from sugar and almonds but I had no idea that oatmeal can be so useful. Well, there'...
Ingredients & Their Benefits:
1. Sugar Granules
- Sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid and alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that penetrates the skin and breaks down the bonds of skin cells, encouraging cell turnover and generating fresher, younger-looking skin.
- It also acts as a natural exfoliator and scrubs away dead cells.
- It does not clog pores.
- Sugar restores balance to skin's oils and prevents dryness.
- Oatmeal is a great natural remedy for treating acne.
- It is also effective in fighting dull, flaky dryness as they contain polysaccharides, which become gelatinous in water and they form a fine protective film when applied on the skin.
- It lightens the skin tone and removes sun tan.
- Oats contain natural cleansers called saponins that can remove dirt and oil from the pores without causing irritation.
- The lactic acid in yogurt will help dissolve dead skin and tighten pores.
- It naturally reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
- Yogurt is an effective home remedy for fighting acne.
- It also lightens pigmentation.
- It has antibacterial and antifungal properties.
- Honey has vitamin B2, B3, and B5 benefits.
- Honey is also completely a natural and chemical-free solution used widely for treating acne.
In a bowl of 2 tablespoons yogurt, add 1 tablespoon of oats.
In the above-mentioned mixture, add 1 tablespoon of sugar granules (avoid powdered sugar).
Add 2 tablespoons of honey (Since honey works great for my skin, I prefer 2 tablespoons but you can also make it 1 tablespoon).
Mix it extremely well to avoid any lumps. And your easy homemade oatmeal scrub is ready to use.
Directions For Use:
You can apply this all over the face and body as well. Take a scoop of the scrub and massage on the surface of the skin. Massage in a circular motion for about 5-10 minutes and leave on the skin for 20 minutes approximately. Wash off with cold water.