Easy facial mask recipe to make.Ingredients:
- ½ really ripe mashed banana - moisturizing
- 2 Tbsp. ground oats - soothing
- milk or cream, add as necessary - softening
- pinch nutmeg - antiseptic
- 2 Tbsp. whole wheat flour - antioxidant
Whip ingredients together, adding cream or oat flour as necessary to get a smooth, paste-like consistency. Spread on clean face and leave for 5-10 minutes, then rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
Ground Oats: use rolled oats and a clean coffee grinder or blender to grind the flakes to a fine powder.
Did You Know...
Oatmeal is highly absorptive, hypoallergenic, and helps to soften skin. Oats have the best amino acid balance of all the cereal grains (amino acids work as water-binding agents in skin care products). Oats have also been clinically shown to help heal dry, itchy skin. Oat grains and straw appear in shampoos, dusting powders, moisturizers, and cleansing bars and more.
Bananas are eaten fresh and used in salads, desserts, breads, and candy. Bananas are a good source of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), Vitamin B 6 , and potassium.
Storage: This recipe is perishable and should be used right away.
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From the Article: Oatmeal: Not just for breakfast anymore
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