AMAZING DIY Oatmeal Cleanser
- Friday, 17 June 2011
Quite a few of you guys have asked me to create a detailed video/post on 'cleansing the face with with oatmeal' after I raved about it on Twitter so here it is guys ^_~
There are surprisingly ALOT of girls that think I have perfect skin. As High definition as a camera can get, do not be deceived because lighting can also make the skin look 1000 times better. Truth is, my skin is not perfect and it will never be perfect. Will you guys believe that it was only a little while ago that my face looked like this?
YIKES! Tomato face Bubz! You can already tell in my pictures how unhappy I looked lol. Can you blame me? It's not easy to post this picture in public since I know it will be passed around the web but ah well who cares? I just want to show you guys how extreme my skin allergy was. Even thinking about it is upsetting because I was so frustrated and uncomfortable during the time. My skin hurt me physically AND mentally because I felt hideous. You guys can see how red, lumpy and irritated my face was.
Thank goodness! The texture has improved dramatically and hopefully you guys can see that my skin now glows ^.^. I never want to clean my skin with anything else but oatmeal now!
How it all started
During my skin reaction, I had to cleanse my face with oatmeal since the chemicals from my cleansers were aggravating my skin even more. Now that my skin has recovered (well recovering actually), I still clean my face with oatmeal. Why? I have seen the benefits and I find that the more I use it, the better the condition of my skin has become.
Do you know that oatmeal is an incredible cleanser for the skin? It has the ability to relieve itchiness, redness, dryness and minor irritations. It absorbs and removes dirt & impurities whilst exfoliating the skin gently without all the harmful chemicals (found in a lot of our skincare products). It also helps the skin to fight against free radicals because it's so abundant in anti-oxidants. Result? Smoother, clearer and brighter skin without the $$$.
What you'll need
All you need is oatmeal. That's it! It doesn't matter what brand it is, as long as it is oatmeal. Plain, instant or quick cooking oatmeal? Doesn't matter because either works great. Simplicity is awesome isn't it?
How to cleanse your face with oatmeal
I take a palm full of oatmeal and I clench my fingers together into a fist. I then run my fist in lukewarm water for about 10 seconds and the water should seep through the gaps in my fingers and soak up the oatmeal. I then open up my fist and drip several drops of water into the oatmeal so it comes saturated and soft. I would then spend about 1 minute massaging the oatmeal on my face. Just a little note, it can be messy so make sure you lean over the sink so the excess oatmeal will fall into the sink and not into your clothes. I rinse the oatmeal off using lukewarm water and pat my face dry.
Whilst rinsing the face, I can already feel my skin feeling silkier. My face looked glowy, radiant and smooth. I can't actually explain how much I love this remedy so hopefully you guys can see the results yourself through pictures. Both oatmeal AND yogurt has saved my skin many times. Unlike a lot of cleansers, this won't dry out your face or irritate your skin. It works wonders! My skin has thanked me visually.
I've ditched my obsession for hot bubble baths for lukewarm oatmeal baths now. The oatmeal turns the water milky and soaking in it softens my skin and soothes my psoriasis and dry elbows. It feels absolutely amazing and I now take oatmeal baths 2-3 times a week. I especially recommend oatmeal baths to those who suffer from eczema or psoriasis. Even if you have normal skin? Nothing wrong with moisturising it even more right?
You can watch my DIY Oatmeal Cleanser tutorial below for detailed information guys.
Hope you guys found this helpful.