There’s nothing I love more than reliving my childhood. Every weekend, before I would cruise the streets of our gated community in my Barbie car, my mother would make me a delicious bowl of oatmeal. Not only is oatmeal perfect for a chilly winter today, like this crazy Polar Vortex we’ve been having, but it will also help lock the moisture into your skin.
When you feel like your skin is starting to get a bit itchy and dry, pick up a pack of old fashioned oats and grind them into into a powder.
Oatmeal Facial Mask
Start by making a thick paste with one teaspoon of oats and a few teaspoons of warm water. Spread the paste onto your face and leave on until it’s dry, usually 15 minutes. Remove the paste with warm water and then a splash of cold water (to close your pores) and finish with your favorite daily moisturizer.
If you’re lucky enough to have a bath at your apartment or home (invite me over please), this one will be perfect for a relaxing night at home. Draw a hot bath and add a cup of your oatmeal powder and let yourself soak. You’ve probably done this before when you had the chicken pox — the bath greatly reduces itchiness and irritation. Follow up with your favorite body lotion to keep your freshly moisturized body smooth.
Mix your oatmeal powder with one tablespoon of quick-cooking oatmeal in a small dish. Mix in 1 tablespoon honey and 2 teaspoons warm water. Mix the ingredients together well and massage onto your face and neck in the shower. The gentle scrub will hydrate, buff and add radiance.
Too lazy for any of the above?
That’s OK! Try a product with oatmeal built right in, like Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion. It’s packed with Colloidal oatmeal to boost skin’s hydration and soothe dry skin.
Can’t be bothered to save your skin? That’s OK. Eat the goodness.
Did you know Dana’s Bakery makes insanely good oatmeal macarons? It’s a trifecta, really, because you get all the oatmealy goodness you read this post for, a trendy fabulous treat, and a small celebration of National Oatmeal Month. You win!
Available at DanasBakery.com