Oats are remarkably cleansing. With healing, anti – inflammatory , softening & moisturizing properties, they are also high in silica & making them great for skin, nails & hair. For years professionals have heralded oats as the cleansing grain therefore recommending using oats for irritated, sensitive skin. Keep a jar of fine oatmeal near your sink, shower or bath & use it daily to cleanse every inch of your body. A couple of drops of lavender essential oil added to the mix will keep it fragrant. You can also wrap a handful of oats in a piece of muslin ( cheesecloth) and use as a wash ball on babies tender skin ……. they will love it.
TRY AN ALMOND OR OAT MILK PASTE CLEANSER
Simply soak 1/2 cup of almond meal/oatmeal or a combination of both in 1/2 cup of **milk ( suited to your skin type – see below ) overnight. Use the mix to cleanse your face in the morning. Both combinations are very cleansing, hydrating and will keep the skin blemish free.
**Milks for your skintype
All or Normal – Buttermilk, Goats Milk, Rice Milk, Soy Milk.
Oily – Buttermilk, Skim Milk
Dry – Full Cream, Soy Milk, Goats Milk.
Sensitive – Buttermilk, Goats Milk, Soy Milk.
Dehydrated – Full Cream, Rice Milk, Soy Milk.
Mature – Full Cream, Soy Milk.
Acneous – Rice Milk, Skim Milk.
By Nellie Lee Luhrmann