How To Make a Redness Reducing Oatmeal Mask

Oatmeal is a simple and easy to use household ingredient for treating inflammation or redness of the skin. Whilst raw oatmeal is a popular skin exfoliant, cooked or colloidal oatmeal is a great way to sooth the skin and reduce inflammation and redness on your face. If you have red and itchy skin then go for a cooked oatmeal mask, as the jagged edges of raw oatmeal can further irritate sensitive skin. When combined with honey, the cooked oatmeal mask is even more effective treatment for itchy skin. Colloidal oatmeal is a great anti-inflammatory agent, while honey is an effective antiseptic.

Things Required:

– Oatmeal
– Egg
– Honey
– Lemon Juice
– Water
– Honey
– Blender
– Stove
– Stirring spoon

Instructions

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    Prepare oatmeal

    Take oatmeal of any brand available; however, make sure that you do not use flavoured varieties. Place the oatmeal in a blender or food processor and pulse until the oatmeal grains are shredded into smaller pieces which don't have jagged edges. Cook the blended oatmeal following the instructions on the box and let it cool down for a bit in room temperature.

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    Add  egg white

    Take an egg white in a small bowl and beat it well with a whisk. Add the beaten egg white to the cooked oatmeal and mix well.

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    Add lemon juice and water

    Add few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice to the above mixture. Now add enough water to the concoction to make it easy to apply on face, however, avoid oversaturation with water, since this will make the mask run down your face. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly.

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    Apply on your face

    Once all the ingredients have been mixed thoroughly, apply this mixture on your face to create a layer of oatmeal using your hands. Let this mixture sit on your face for 15-20 minutes, or until the mask has dried completely. Rinse off with warm water and wash your face using regular cleanser. Tap dry with a soft washcloth.

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