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How To Make An Oatmeal Scrub For All Skin Types

Updated on February 3, 2016
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Oatmeal Facial Scrub

DIY Oatmeal Scrub For All Skin Types

This is a recipe for a DIY Oatmeal scrub that is good for all skin types. This facial recipe uses common ingredients that are not expensive, but they are effective when it comes to the health of your skin. This recipe works well on oily, dry, combination, and sensitive skin types.

I love to use face masks and scrubs on my skin. I don't use them every night, but try to relax and enjoy a facial at least once a week. I also enjoy making and using homemade lotions to help keep my skin soft and supple. Pampering myself may not be a daily occurrence but maybe that's why I am really thrilled when it does happen.

What's In This Oatmeal Facial Scrub?

Oatmeal – the main ingredient is oatmeal flakes. These flakes help to reduce any skin irritation and inflammation. Oatmeal contains an ingredient called saponins, these are what cause oatmeal to be a naturally deep cleaning substance. It is also very helpful in treating acne, so this facial scrub can help those with acne.
Brown sugar – exfoliates the skin gently. This sugar is softer than other types of sugar so it is more gentle and produces desired results without scratching the skin.
Whole milk – helps to reduce acne, plus it cleans and moisturizes the skin. Milk hydrates and replenishes your skin. It's been a well known skin treatment for centuries. Even Cleopatra took milk baths. Milk leaves your skin soft and glowing. It turns out that the the lactic acid found in milk is a natural substance called alpha hydroxy acid. Alpha hydroxy acid helps to rid you of dead skin cells and milk can actually clean the skin all the way down to the deepest layers. That will save you from a lot of wrinkles.
Eggs – Eggs are full of protein, minerals, and vitamins. You will find: vitamin A, selenium, iodine, vitamin B12, B2, iron, calcium, phosphorus and potassium. When you put an egg white on your face, you can feel it tightening as it dries.

Ingredients For Your Homemade Oatmeal Scrub

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup oatmeal flakes
  • 1 teaspoon sweet almond oil (or coconut/olive oil)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 egg white (or whole, it doesn't matter)
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • A bowl
  • A grinder
  • A spoon or whisk
  • A soft towel

Directions For Making A Homemade Oatmeal Scrub

Before you actually begin to make the Oatmeal Scrub, read through the directions and look at all the pictures. This way you will know exactly what you have to do. Have everything you need together before you begin.

Grind Or Mash Oatmeal

Put the oatmeal in a grinder or food processor and  grind it.  Or put it in a bowl and mash it.  You want it to be the consistency of a rough flour.
Put the oatmeal in a grinder or food processor and grind it. Or put it in a bowl and mash it. You want it to be the consistency of a rough flour.

Grind the oatmeal until you get a rough flour.

Add Sweet Almond Oil, Coconut Oil Or Olive Oil And Mix

Add the sweet almond oil - or coconut oil or olive oil - to the oatmeal and mix it.
Add the sweet almond oil - or coconut oil or olive oil - to the oatmeal and mix it.

Mix the oatmeal and the oil. Stir to mix well.

Add Brown Sugar

Add the brown sugar and mix well.
Add the brown sugar and mix well.

Add the brown sugar and mix.

Add The Egg And Mix

Add the egg - whole or just the white, it's up to you.  Mix the ingredients again.
Add the egg - whole or just the white, it's up to you. Mix the ingredients again.

Now add the egg into your bowl and mix it well.

Add The Whole Milk And Mix

Add the whole milk and once again, mix the ingredients together.
Add the whole milk and once again, mix the ingredients together.

Time for the milk. Drop it into the bowl and stir up the mixture until it's a paste like consistency. If it is too thick, add a drop or two more oil, one drop at a time.

You're Done

Your oatmeal scrub is now ready to be applied to your face and neck.
Your oatmeal scrub is now ready to be applied to your face and neck.

When You've Finished Making Your Scrub

  1. Apply the oatmeal scrub to your face and neck gently.
  2. Rub the scrub around your face and throat using circular movements.
  3. After a couple minutes rinse with warm water.
  4. Pat your skin dry with a soft towel.
  5. Put a moisturizer on your face.

Use this scrub on your face at once or twice a week. Your skin will be glowing and soft. You will feel quite pampered, as you should. And you will be saving a fortune making this facial scrub yourself rather than buying it from a store. You should be proud of yourself...make sure you share your secret face scrub with your friends!

I store my finished face scrub in a glass jar that has a lid, in the refrigerator. I make enough to keep me in facials for two weeks.
I store my finished face scrub in a glass jar that has a lid, in the refrigerator. I make enough to keep me in facials for two weeks.

One Last Time - Combining Your Ingredients

Once again, pour your oatmeal into a bowl and mash it or grind it to make it more of a flour consistency. Add your sweet almond, coconut, or olive oil and mix, add your brown sugar and mix. Add the egg white, or the whole egg if you like, and mix it together. Add your two tablespoons of milk and give it one last, thorough mixing.

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