Sunday, 27 January 2013

FACIALS FRIDAYS | Banana and oats facial scrub



Finally, i want to share the banana and oats facial scrub i promised sometime ago. So sorry for the delay. The ingredients for this mask are not hard to find, and its very easy to make. When preserved in an air-tight container and put in the fridge, this mixture will last 3 days. But i personally think you should only make the amount you can use at once since you shouldn't scrub everyday. If you make excess and put in the fridge, you might end up wasting it. When buying the youghurt, dont buy the sugary one, it's better to use the natural one without the sweeteners.


WHAT YOU NEED
  • 1/2 Cup of Oatmeal (Oats ain't just for breakfast you know!)
  • 1/4 Cup of Natural Yoghurt 
  • 1 Medium Banana 
  • 2 table spoons of honey

HOW TO MAKE

Using a fork, mash the banana into a paste

Once the banana has been made into a paste, pour in the oats and whisk them together to form
a thick but easily spreadable paste.

Add the yoghurt and honey and mix.

If you find the mixture a little too stiff, add a small amount of yoghurt until you have a consistency
that is to your satisfaction.


HOW TO USE

Apply the mask on your face, and using a wash-cloth or your hand, rub in small circular motions on your face for like 3 minutes.

Rinse off with warm water, after rinsing, splash some cold water on your face to close up your pores.

Apply your moisturizer and you are done.


That's it. Easy abi?


WHY OATS, HONEY, YOGHURT AND BANANA?

A bowl of oats

Oats because it has cleansing properties as well as mild exfoliant properties. Oatmeal also has moisturizing properties and can act as an anti-inflammatory for sunburned or irritated skin 

Pure honey

Honey because it contains many nutrients and minerals excellent for skin health such as vitamin B, iron, manganese, copper, potassium and calcium. It also acts as a humectant drawing moisture to the skin and it is perfect as a gentle cleansing solution for even very sensitive skin. When mixed with water, honey releases peroxide properties which helps to heal acne and to impede the growth of bacteria that causes more acne.



A bowl of yoghurt (Try not to eat it, or you wont have any left for your face)


Yoghurt because the lactic acid in it will soften and tighten and smoothen the skin. Yogurt also contains zinc, which can help remove blemishes. Finally, an article from Natural-HomeRemedies.org reports that yogurt contains antibacterial and antifungal properties to cleanse the face and prevent skin infections.




A yummy looking bunch of bananas


Finally, banana because they have many nutrients that are essential for your skin. They contain significant amounts of vitamin C which plays vital role in maintaining the integrity of your skin. Vitamin C is needed for the production of collagen by the body, and collagen is a type of protein found in our skin which is essential for strength and elasticity of the skin. Another important benefit of eating banana is that it helps you to have younger looking skin.


Having said all that, this scrub is ideal for all skin types and especially beneficial for problem skin. It's also a great way to save money. So now you have a choice.......

Store bought or home-made?


Mucho gracias!

19 comments:

  1. Good job dear but can yoghurt be exempted?

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    1. Yes it can be exempted. The major ingredients in this scrub is actually the oats and the banana. The yoghurt is just an extra for smoothening and tightening of the skin because of the lactic acid it contains. And also to clear blemishes and help prevent skin infections.....but the scrub will work just fine without it.

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  2. Stopping by from the blog hop. I used to do something similar when I had acne. I would wash my face, then steam it for 5 minutes, apply the mask, and put warm paraffin wax over the scrub. It would stay on for 15 minutes and then I would rinse off. It was messy but it helped with the acne.

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    1. You can grind it just a little. You can also use it just the way it is.

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