Carla Oates (nice name!), author of feeding your skin writes: "oats are remarkably cleansing, healing, anti-inflammatory, softening and moisturising. They are also high in silica and therefore great for skin, nails and hair. For years, professionals have heralded oats as the healing grain, recommending them for irritated and sensitive skin".
Almond milk or oat milk paste cleanser (adapted from feeding your skin)
~Soak almond meal or oatmeal overnight in a milk suited to your skin type* and use the mix to cleanse your face in the morning. Both combinations are very cleansing and hydrating, and will keep the skin blemish free.
* most milks are fine for all skin types including buttermilk, goat's milk, rice milk, soy milk & even yoghurt. Buttermilk and skim milk are particularly beneficial for oily skin types and full cream milks are best for dry or dehydrated skin.
Last week, in my first Sunday Beauty post, I wrote about a simple body scrub, which was too harsh for the face. Well, using oatmeal or almond meal is fabulous and gentle enough for your face! I love popping some in a small teacup, with some milk (not too much, just enough to make the paste) and adding a drop or two of rosehip or jojoba oil. Adding a drop of lavender essential oil would be wonderful too. In the morning, your skin will be super cleansed and refreshed, especially as the mixture will be cold!
If you're looking for a simple exfoliating cleanser, I recommend adding an oatmeal or almond meal milk scrub into your skincare routine :)
Oh & my gorgeous peach roses started to bloom, and they were too pretty not to share again!
Enjoy your Sunday!