Oat grains have so many wonderful qualities that make them ideal as a daily facial cleanser. Used in the form of flour, they cleanse your face without the drying effects associated with soap. As with any flour, oatmeal flour absorbs oils readily along with other impurities. It also acts as a gentle exfoliator leaving your skin feeling smooth. It is suitable for all skin types especially dry, sensitive skin. Oats have been clinically proven to relieve dry, itchy, eczema skin and are a common natural ingredient found in bath treatments (Aveeno) and skin care lotions.
Keep it simple and just use plain oatmeal flour. At $2.49/lb for organic oatmeal flour in the bulk bin section of my grocery store, it is worth the time savings to not grind it from rolled oats.
- To apply:
- Dampen skin.
- Pour a small amount into the palm of your hands.
- Wet it with your other hand to form a paste and massage onto moistened skin. Note that you don’t have to form a paste but this step keeps the oatmeal flour from getting into your eyes even if you have them shut.
- Wash off.
Store your oatmeal flour in a bottle. As long as you keep it away from water and other contaminants, it will keep for a long time.