Sugar scrubs are definitely something lovely to consider, because they are easy to prepare and after that, the tease you can give to yourself with these homemade scrubs is a unique experience that can`t be compared to anything else. If you`ve prepared several scrub recipes at home so far, the next one to consider is the honey and oatmeal scrub. It literally takes 5 minutes to prepare a homemade scrub.
What are the benefits of oatmeal and honey for the skin?
Oatmeal plays a significant role in skincare. Arabs and Egyptians have been using oats for the beauty of their skin since antiquity. Oat bath has been popular for ancient Romans and Greeks for healing skin problems. Acne treating is one of the most common skin benefits of oatmeal. It is also able to fight dull dryness of the skin that may be caused by numerous lifestyle habits. Because it has the ability of removing dead skin cells, it can easily hydrate the skin in the same time. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, it is able to reduce itchiness of the skin which may be most commonly caused by dry skin. Skin lightening is another excellent beauty benefit for all types of skins, offered by oatmeal.
Honey is extremely beneficial for the skin, thanks to its antibacterial properties; this is how it can efficiently combat and treat acne. It is also well-known for its antioxidant properties; this is how it slows down the accelerated process of aging. Honey can also soothe and moisturize your skin, giving it back its natural glow. It is important for the pores because it opens them. When your pores are open, honey is able to clear your overall skin. Honey is possible to use in your bath, as a cleanser or in the form of a mask (scrub).
How to prepare a fantastic honey and oatmeal scrub recipe at home?
The ingredients that you`ll need for preparing this scrub are:
- ¼ cup of honey;
- 1 ¼ cup of sugar;
- ¼ cup of baby oil
- and ½ cup of oats.
Combine all of the mentioned ingredients and mix them well together. Once the mixture is ready, you can pour it in a jar or bowl and start enjoying the benefits of this scrub immediately! If you don`t prefer sugar, you can replace it with salt. When you want to prepare a huge amount of honey and oatmeal scrub, simply double the amount of the above mentioned ingredients. Add less sugar, in case that you want to end up with a smoother scrub.
How to use your homemade honey and oatmeal scrub?
Because this scrub will make your skin become smoother and softer, it is recommended that you use it immediately after taking a nice and warm bath. Once your skin is dry after your relaxing bath, you can go ahead and apply the scrub on your whole body, and start scrubbing. Start with your arms and go down to your feet. After you`ve taken your time to massage the scrub well into your whole body, rinse it off with water so that the whole sugar gets off your body.