Oatmeal facemask ingredients
Oatmeal facemask ingredients

You might be able to hide a few body flaws like a scar on your leg or stretch marks on the hips, but hiding bad facial skin has never been easy. Obviously you can’t walk with your head between your legs. It’s not normal. However, acne-prone skin or other skin problems like eczema and psoriasis are nothing rare. It depends on how you treat it.  

Like many, I had the perfect skin until puberty punched me in the face. From then on it has always been a struggle to maintain clear and pimple free skin (which is a full-time job). There are many products on the market and recently I discovered Yardley’s oatmeal 2-in-1 brightening scrub & facemask. So, what is in this oatmeal facemask?  

It contains a number of natural resources such as olive oil, castor oil, grapefruit extract, hydrolysed oats and lauryl glucoside which acts as a stabiliser and is a combination of palm and coconut oil mixed with corn glucose. Combine all these ingredients together and it makes a bomb facemask. It also works well as a scrub and for cleansing your pores.  

There are a few factors that contribute to the insecurities we sometimes feel towards ourselves because we may not have the “perfect” skin. Social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook are one of the factors where people have established standards that you have to look a certain way in order to even be considered beautiful. Time oat!  

Ignore the #FacebookReady or #Instaface. Embrace what you have.   

Oatmeal carries more than a few beneficial properties for your skin which helps to moisturize, regulate itchiness and reduce inflammation. It not only exfoliates the skin, but it fights off acne-causing bacteria.  

A homemade oatmeal facemask promises to give you the exact same benefits. It’ll literally take about five minutes or even less to put together. You will need oats, an egg, and honey. Blend about four tablespoons of oats into a powder, then put it in a bowl and mix it with the rest of the ingredients. Voilà! There you have your own homemade oatmeal facemask.  

Pamper yourself at least three times a week with an oatmeal facemask and you’ll be able to face anything. 

 

Chantélle Hartebeest
CHANTÉLLE HARTEBEEST is a young journalist who has a fiery passion for storytelling. She is eager to be the voice of the voiceless and has worked in both radio and print media before joining Food For Mzansi.