How to make Oatmeal scrub for sensitive skin
This is going to be a little different among all those scrubs you have seen in the internet on how to make Oatmeal scrub for sensitive skin.
Though my skin is Oily most of the times, it becomes extra sensitive sometimes. Especially in winters. I keep my winter skin care very simple. I prefer using natural plant oils and Aloe Vera gel as my night moisturizers instead of Cold creams or so called “winter moisturizers”.
Once in a while, I use natural home made scrubs to gently scrub away the dead skin and get soft, supple and clear skin. As my skin is extra sensitive in winters, I prefer to use those scrubs that are gentle enough to exfoliate my skin rather than abrading my skin more and making it prone to irritation and rashes.
I have searched for many scrubs that is really meant to be for sensitive skin. All I could find was using sugar, salt or coffes in scrubs, for sensitive skin? Really?
Instead, I made one with very gentle and mildly exfoliating ingredients that neither drys out nor strips away the natural oils from the skin.
This scrub that I am gonna show your now has very mild exfoliating properties, which removes dead skin cells to give softer and clear skin naturally at the comfort of home. Perfect for sensitive skin
How to make Oatmeal scrub
All you need..
Finely milled Oatmeal powder
Coarsely grinded Organic Green Tea leaves
Unrefined Almond Oil
Add one tablespoon of Oatmeal powder and one tablespoon of Coarsely grinded Organic Green Tea leaves into a bowl. Mix these dry ingredients well.
Add one teaspoon of Honey and one one tablespoon of Unrefined Almond oil into it and mix them well to form a scrub.
Add 10 drops of either lavender essential oil or Geranium essential oil for added fragrance and skin benefits. This step is completely optional, as I already have it in my home i am going to add it in my scrub here.
I am not adding any type of hard grainy textured ingredients like sugar, salt or coffee in this scrub. As your skin is already sensitive, you should avoid using any type of harsh abrasion scrubs from your skin care routine.
Using natural powder-y textured ingredients to scrub your face will gently remove the dead skin from your face without causing any harm.
As this a No water scrub, you can also store this scrub for 2-3 days in the fridge for later use. But never more than that. In case if you feel or smell weird, make a fresh one and use.
A quick Sneak peek on how this Oatmeal scrub works for sensitive scrub
Oatmeal for skin:
As I have already mentioned in my “how to wash your face with Oats” Post that Oats contains natural saponin content that cleanses the skin to remove the dead skin from the skin’s surface and makes it very soft to touch.
If you have ever used Oats, you would notice that Oats is one such ingredient that doesn’t make your face dry/oily. It is a prefect cleanser for all the skin types.
Honey for skin:
The Anti-bacterial properties of Raw honey, fights with problem causing bacteria and thus keeps acne and pimples at bay. When exfoliating your skin, it causes a slight abrasion which can create a perfect environment for bacterial attack. Due to the anti bacterial properties of honey, your skin feels safe and protected.
It also has skin lightening properties that fades away dark spots and gives your clear skin.
Turmeric for skin:
Turmeric is a wonder spice. It is still being used in many household in India as an instant anti septic treatment for any cuts or burns.
It heals the skin and protects it from any attack of harmful bacteria. Turmeric is also an skin lightening agent used in many face mask. When used in scrubs, it removes tan and lightens the skin naturally.
Green Tea for skin:
As I am not using type of harsh scrubbing ingredients like sugar, salt and coffee.. There needs be some of exfoliating ingredient for this scrub to work for me. Right?
So I choose one of the best herb for skin, i.e, Green tea leaves. Tea leaves are gentle to be used on skin. It is not harsh as those sugar or salt scrubs, but still does a good job in mildly exfoliating the skin, which is perfect for sensitive skin.
Green tea rejuvenates the skin and makes it instantly bright and fresh. It also reduces under eye puffiness and dark circles.
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