It is Facial Friday and November is here. Time to set the clocks back and slow down for the fall and winter season. Lately, I have had itchy inflamed skin. For reference, I have taken a no make up picture of what it looks like currently. My skin is not perfect but compared to where I started, this is leaps and bounds from where it used to be. I was the kid the asshole kids would call pizza face. Due to the immaculate quality of my camera you can clearly see I have large pores that are mostly noticeable in my t-zone. When I have time I will dig up a before picture and share. For this Facial Friday I have made this calming oat Homemade Face Mask cleanser/mask. It will be a loose powder you can customize to your liking and can be used in various way. This could be considered a cleansing grain mix. It is simple to make and if stored in a cool dry place in an airtight container, it can last you for some time. As usual, I will give you a break down of the ingredients I used. The star of this dish as I’m sure you can guess is oatmeal. I am going to tell you how to make colloidal oat meal.
Step 1: Take a 1/4 cup of organic old fashioned oats (I did not have organic I just had quaker, you do you)
Step 2: Add to a blender or food processor of your choice, and blend to a super fine powder
Step 3: Use or store the powder
Easy peasy!! This colloidal oatmeal is sold in stores for bath purposes. When added to a bath you get this milky looking water and it makes your skin silky, moisturizes, and softens the skins. Due to its calming qualities I am using this in my mask for my itchy inflamed face. Oatmeal has the effect of bringing an out of balanced skins PH back to normal levels. I am also including chamomile and lavender for their calming and soothing qualities. Lastly I added some Bentonite Clay because it is know to draw out infections and if that is what I am experiencing then detox away!
1 Tablespoon Colloidal Oatmeal
1 Tablespoon Lavender petals
1 Chamomile tea bag
1 Tablespoon Bentonite Clay
In a food processor or high speed blender, blend the powdered oatmeal, lavender and chamomile tea into a fine powder. Take 1 Tablespoon of this mixture and add to your mask bowl. Add 1 Tablespoon of Bentonite clay to the bowl and add 2 Tablespoon of organic milk or distilled water and mix into a paste. Apply to face using a facial mask brush (foundation brush) and let sit on the skin for about 10 – 15 minutes. Then rinse off. This is enough for two applications so I shared this one with my husband.
While wearing this mask I noticed it had skin tightening abilities. After I rinsed the mask off, my skin was super duper soft. I will make this again and maybe leave out the flowers and use an essential oils instead but we will try that on another Facial Friday.