DIY:
Oatmeal, Honey, Yogurt & Strawberry Mask

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This mask is definitely one of my favorite summer face treats. It’s incredibly hydrating, soothing, and it wards off acne. And if you’re anything like me, your skin has just about had it with the dreadful mix of humidity, sun and pollutants… and the zits popping up are proof. But rest assured, a few treatments of the popular oatmeal, honey and yogurt mask + the secret anti-aging and anti-acne ingredient, strawberries! – and your skin will be rejuvenated for another month left to melt in the heat.

But this mask isn’t simply reserved for the troubled complexion. It happens to be the ideal treatment post sun, especially if you have (gasp!) unintentionally burned your skin. I have offered up this exact recipe to many of my friends who have had tanning mishaps and, within days, their skin is back to normal, burn be gone, no permanent damage (thanks largely to the incredible benefits of organic yogurt).

Whatever your skin concern may be, enjoy a spa-like treatment, perfectly refreshing for summer. Watch the video here:

What You’ll Need:
Quaker Oats rolled oats
Organic honey
Organic yogurt – plain
Bowl
Blender
Tablespoon
Measuring Cup
3 Strawberries (optional)

Benefits of the Ingredients:
Oatmeal is a natural, gentle exfoliator. It also soothes a variety of itchy skin conditions like eczema and insect bites by relieving dryness. Overall, oatmeal is a natural healer.
Honey binds moisture into the skin and is full of antioxidants so it is wonderful for sun damage. It’s also good for acne because it helps to absorb impurities and dirt.
Yogurt contains enzymes and lactic acid to hydrate and soothe. It can also even the skin tone.
Strawberries are high in Vitamin C, the benefits include lightening, tightening and brightening the complexion. Ideal for acne-prone skin as strawberries are a natural source of AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid), a natural exfoliator.

Instructions:
Blend 1/4 cup of dry rolled oats until the consistency is that of powder. Pour into a bowl. Add 3 tbls of organic yogurt and 2 tbls of honey and mix. Honey may need to be submerged into hot water to make it more malleable.

*If you choose to use strawberries, put them into a blender and mince. Add into the mix (including the juice) and stir well. If the consistency becomes too watery, add more oats.

Let the mixture stand for 10-15 minutes so that the oats are well coated in the moisturizing ingredients of honey and yogurt. Apply to clean skin. Keep on for 10-20 min and then rinse off.

Extras:
Try using just rolled oats – unblended – and water as a light exfoliater and or simply slather on yogurt as a natural healer/ soother, especially good for a sunburn! You can alternate between all three: wash, mask and pure yogurt soother.

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9 Comments

  1. Dream Maker
    August 18, 2012

    More than anything, I want to try this because it sounds so yummy. I’m definitely going to try this tonight, but I must grab a yoghurt first at the supermarket. Is there a substitute for strawberries?

  2. Becca @ The Beauty Sample
    August 21, 2012

    LOVE this mask! My absolute favorite DIY mask is just simple colloidal oatmeal and honey, but I love the addition of yogurt and strawberries! Will definitely try this one out!

  3. becomegorgeous
    August 26, 2012

    I love to explore the newest facial recipes that keep my complexion in a great condition…Thanks for sharing this idea with me…..

  4. forever_fetchh
    October 29, 2012

    LOVE THIS!

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  7. Elizabeth R
    August 21, 2014

    Ths looks soooo nourishing! Can’t wait to try this natural face mask!

  8. Rosie
    August 21, 2014

    Great read, oats are fantastic as a natural beauty treatment!

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