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Monday, 27 January 2014

DIY Natural Face Mask and Scrub for Soft, Radiant Skin-recommended for babies and toddlers too!

I have a very oily and sensitive skin and so, whenever it comes to natural skin care, I tend to go for the overkill during winters! Last Sunday, I was preparing a pudding for my little one, the recipe of which, I will share in another blog later. The recipe required fresh cream and as I was scooping up the layers of cream from my pan of boiled milk, I was tempted to put aside a little bit to pamper my skin with this very easy face scrub that you too can try anytime at home!

                                                                   Fresh Cream

Here is a step by step guide to preparing the scrub:

1. Take two teaspoons of fresh milk cream.
2. Mix one teaspoon of oats with the cream. I used Quaker's Oats that I use for breakfast.
3. Put in 1/4th teaspoon of honey.
4. Put in half a teaspoon of organic Neem Oil into the mixture and mix well.
                                                                       Quaker Oats

Apply this mixture on your face and neck and leave it on for an hour.
This blend is full of deep, natural moisturizers. You do not want to make your skin look very oily and sticky during summer and so, it is best to keep it on for 15-20 minutes during warm weather. depending on the type of skin you have.

                                 Add Honey and Organic Neem Oil to the Fresh Cream and Oats

Rinse your face with ample lukewarm water, moving your fingers in circular motions on your facial skin and neck as you rinse. If there is a slight stickiness that persists, wash it off with a few drops of a herbal face wash. However, since honey is a natural cleanser, it is best to not use any face wash and rather wash off the mask with plenty of lukewarm water to enjoy a soft, supple and radiant skin throughout the day.

For those with oily skin, you can follow up this regime by wiping your face and neck with a cotton-pad dampened with a cool, natural astringent made from one teaspoon of lemon juice and one teaspoon of rose-water mixed together. This will extract the extra oil from your pores and tighten your pores for a fresh, young glow throughout the day.

This DIY, easy face scrub is best for protecting the skin against pollution and moisturizing with the natural goodness of milk.
Oats are soft and gentle and are one of the best ingredients suitable for exfoliating the facial skin gently.
Honey is a natural cleanser and deep-cleanses the pores from dirt and pollutants and is a treatment for ac.
Neem Oil protects the skin against fungal infections and prevents acne.
Apart from giving your skin a soft, supple and smooth texture, this face mask and scrub also helps get rid of acne and pimple scars.
The natural ingredients used in this face-mask and scrub are so gentle and effective that this mixture can also be used as a pre-bath scrub for your toddler's skin. Apply all over your toddler's body and scrub gently and give him a nice bath in warm water after that.