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Beauty, Skin care How to do Oats Facial at Home

How to do Oats Facial at Home

By Varnika Chauhan   

Oats not only make up for a healthy breakfast but can also be used as a beauty ingredient for several skin issues. Oats are helpful in rejuvenating the skin and what is even more beneficial is that you can do an entire facial routine using oats in just two simple steps.

How to do Oats Facial at Home

How to do Oats Facial at Home

This article brings to you the various ways in which you can use oats to do a facial and take care of your skin.

The right way to use this facial regime is to begin with a scrub according to your skin type and then following it up with a facial mask. You may pick and choose according to your skin type. This facial can be done once every week.


Oats and Gram Flour Face Scrub (For Oily and Combination skin)

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of powdered oats
  • 1 teaspoon of gram flour
  • 1 tablespoon of rosewater

How to:

  1. Mix all the ingredients together to obtain a paste.
  2. Apply this on your face.
  3. Now wait for it to dry up completely.
  4. Once it is dry, wet it slightly using a little bit of water and begin exfoliating the skin.
  5. Scrub the skin for 5-6 minutes.
  6. Rinse off using plain water.

How this helps:

Oats are anti inflammatory in nature. They help in soothing the skin and that is why oats are also used as a home remedy to treat skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. When applied on the face oats will help in soothing the oil glands and removing any excess sebum and oil present on the surface of the skin. Gram flour also helps to exfoliate the skin and does wonders for oily skin.

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Oats and Yoghurt Face Scrub (For Normal to Dry Skin)

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of oats
  • 1 teaspoon of yoghurt

How to:

  1. Mix the oats with the yoghurt and apply on the face.
  2. Use gentle and circular motions to exfoliate the skin for 5-6 minutes.
  3. Now rinse the skin using lukewarm water.

How this helps:

Oats contain lipids and proteins. These help in moisturizing the skin and preventing dryness. Oats help to soothe the skin and yoghurt helps to make the skin plump and very bouncy. This makes the skin look healthy and glowing. Yoghurt also helps in getting rid of pigmentation and darkness.

Oats and Avocado Face Mask (For Dry Skin)

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of powdered oats
  • 3-4 dices of avocado
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil

How to:

  1. Add all the ingredients into a bowl and mash using a fork.
  2. Apply this thick paste on your skin and leave it on for 15 minutes.
  3. Rinse it off using plain water.

How this helps:

Avocadoes contain healthy fats known as omega 3 fatty acids. These are quite essential for the skin as they help in maintain the elasticity of the skin and keeping it firm. These fatty acids help to moisturize the skin in such a way that the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles reduces. Oats also contain antioxidants which help to improve the health of the skin and make it look healthy.

How to do Oats Facial at Home

How to do Oats Facial at Home

Oats and Fuller’s Earth Face Mask (For Oily Skin)

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of powdered oats
  • 1 teaspoon of fuller’s earth
  • 1 tablespoon of rose water
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How to:

  1. Mix all the ingredients together to obtain a smooth paste.
  2. Apply this paste on your face evenly and wait for it to dry up completely.
  3. Now rinse it off using plain water.

How this works:

Oats can absorb excess sebum and oil present on the skin. Oily skin is prone to acne and blackheads due to clogged pores. Oats help to get rid of this problem by deep clearing the pores and getting rid of excess oil and dirt. Its healing and soothing properties, cleanse the skin without making it dry. Fuller’s earth helps to absorb the dirt from the skin and deep cleanse it.

Oats and Lemon Face Pack (For Dull Skin)

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of powdered oats
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

How to:

  1. Mix the ingredients together and apply on the face.
  2. Let it stay for 15 minutes.
  3. Rinse off using plain water.

How this helps:

Lemon juice is a very effective ingredient used in several home remedies to achieve beautiful skin. It has several benefits for oily skin as well. Lemon juice acts like an astringent and helps to deep clean the pores. It helps to remove excess sebum that tends to clog the pores and helps to tighten the skin. With regular use lemon juice will help to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and also make the skin look brighter. Oats help to protect the skin from the damage caused by sun exposure.

 



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