There were two reasons I decided to try this mask. First, I had just had so much luck using coconut oil as a make-up remover . Second, I was suffering from some dry patches of skin on my face – probably due to a combination of the seasonal change plus I had my wisdom teeth out last week (mess) and dry skin was a side effect of the painkillers. The oatmeal in this mask is supposed to exfoliate and remove dry and dead skin cells.
All of the items listed are things I regularly keep on hand in my pantry (raw honey, oatmeal, cacao powder, oatmeal, & green tea) and I had just snatched up a bunch of avocados on sale. Win.
Their recipe yielded a LOT of mask. Unless you have many faces or one giant face, half the recipe or even a quarter of the recipe would suffice one average sized face. I modified the recipe to half the suggested amounts (but this recipe could probably be cut in half again):
1 dessert spoon raw honey
1 1/2 tablespoons cacao powder
1 splash of cooled green tea
1 tablespoon oatmeal flakes
Add all the ingredients into a bowl:
Mash and mix with a fork until completely combined.
Then, slather it on massaging the oatmeal into the skin allowing it to exfoliate. Leave it on for 20 minutes.
I rinsed the mask off with warm water and it smelled like dessert. And while I didn’t instantly look 10 years younger, my skin is softer and the rough patches are far less sand-papery. Although I didn’t take a before photo – here’s a post mask photo-op sans makeup.
I really liked this mask. I found that it made my skin super soft and far less dry. I plan to use it every few months as at part of my skin care routine as the seasons change. And next time, I’ll use 1/4 of an avocado and save the rest for guacamole .