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Porridge Facial Scrub Recipe

Updated on March 22, 2013
Porridge facial scrub recipe
Porridge facial scrub recipe | Source

Make an Oat and Honey Facial Scrub

Porridge, which is also known as oatmeal, has been around for thousands of years. It’s a healthy breakfast choice that’s loaded with nutrients, but did you know that it’s also great for the skin? People all over the world eat oatmeal, but they also use it in skincare products. Porridge can be used as a scrub for your face and body, a skin cleanser and a rejuvenating face mask. Many companies add oatmeal into their skincare products: it is a popular ingredient in some of the most effective items on the market.


The good news is that you can make a porridge facial scrub at home. It’s very easy to make and it will benefit your skin tremendously. When you apply oatmeal onto your face you will notice a positive change in your skin immediately. The porridge will scrub away dead skin cells and leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. It will also help any inflammation or irritated areas on your face. Oatmeal moisturizes and nourishes your skin, and helps a variety of skin ailments such as acne, sunburn, dry skin and eczema.

What You Will Need to Make A Porridge Facial Scrub:

  • 1 tablespoon of oatmeal/porridge
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

The Benefits of a Porridge Facial Scrub:

It’s important to exfoliate your skin, and some specialists recommend exfoliating your face at least once a week. Porridge is great for all skin types: it’s a calming agent for acne-prone and sensitive skin, it can help fight the signs of aging and it moisturizes dry skin. Olive oil and honey are beneficial for skin as well. Olive oil works well as a moisturizer with oily, dry and combination skin, because it’s both nourishing and gentle. Honey is also great for the skin; it’s an antibacterial agent that helps soothe minor wounds and cuts, and it’s also the perfect ingredient to help treat acne and other types of skin conditions.

If you don't have a blender or food processor, you can use a mortar and pestle to grind up the oatmeal.
If you don't have a blender or food processor, you can use a mortar and pestle to grind up the oatmeal. | Source

How to Make and Apply an Oatmeal Facial Scrub:

Take the raw oats and grind them up in a blender or food processor. You can also use a mortar and pestle to grind them finely. To make the porridge facial scrub, take all three ingredients and mix them into a bowl to make a paste. Once the ingredients are well mixed, you are ready to apply your porridge facial scrub.

Before applying the scrub, wash and dry your face to remove residue and makeup. Take the paste into the palm of your hand, spreading some onto your fingers and apply it to your skin. Massage the oatmeal facial scrub into your face by moving your fingers in small, circular motions, avoiding the area around your eyes. After you finish scrubbing your face, you can leave the paste on for a few minutes as a mask, allowing the benefits of the oatmeal to further soak into your skin. Remove the facial scrub with warm water and pat your face dry with a towel. After you have washed away the scrub, you can apply a gentle moisturizer to your face. The porridge facial scrub can be used every few days, but be careful not to use it too often: facial scrubs should not be used everyday.

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      Alice 4 years ago from India

      intrestin... will try it. thanku

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