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  • Cosmetic masks from oats

    This is an easy and effective way to maintain the youthfulness of the skin, prevent its aging, if necessary - to get instant facial refreshment.

    For dry and sensitive or fading skin, a mask of fresh tomato juice and oat flour( oatmeal) is recommended: 2 tablespoons of fresh tomato juice is mixed with 1-2 tablespoons of oatmeal. The resulting gruel is applied to the face and left for 20 minutes. Wash off first lukewarm, and then cool water.

    Nourishing mask for dry skin: mix 2 tablespoons of oatmeal and honey, 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil, add 1 tablespoon of brewed tea.

    Apply the formulation to the face, leave for 15 minutes, then wash it off with water at room temperature.

    Mask of oat flour and watermelon juice, in addition to moisturizing and nourishing the skin, gives a whitening effect.1 teaspoon of oatmeal is mixed with 2 tablespoons of watermelon juice, 3-4 drops of St. John's wort oil are added( 20 g. Of fresh flowers and crushed leaves of St. John's wort are poured with 100 ml of vegetable oil and insist for 3 weeks).It is better to do such a mask in the evening and not before going out in the sun, as the St. John's wort intensifies the skin's susceptibility to ultraviolet rays. And this mask is successfully used by women to remove freckles and pigment spots on dry and normal skin.

    Another mask that helps to cope with freckles and pigment spots on the face skin: mix 1/2 cup sour milk and 1 tablespoon oatmeal. The resulting gruel is placed between 2 layers of gauze and applied to the face for 15-20 minutes.

    Mask for oily skin: you will have to work harder than with the previous recipes, but the effect will exceed expectations - the skin softens, becomes smooth and velvety. In one cup mix the ground oatmeal with olive or sunflower oil( 1 tablespoon), in the other - 1 teaspoon of honey and 2 tablespoons of apple or orange juice. In the third cup, mix 1 tablespoon of yogurt with 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice. First, a mixture of oat flakes and butter is applied and rubbed with the pads of the fingers for 3 minutes( along the lines of least stretching).Then within 5 minutes rub a mixture of honey and juice. After this, apply the mixture with kefir and allow the composition to dry. Wash off with warm water;final touch: rinse your face with chamomile infusion.

    Mask from oat flakes for any type of skin: 1 tablespoon of flakes mixed with 1 tablespoon of aloe juice and 2 tablespoons of milk. Composition slightly warmed in a water bath or in a bowl with hot water and apply to cleansed face and neck for 20 minutes.

    The next mask can help out, if it is necessary to urgently return the tired skin to the "trade appearance": for example, before an important business or personal meeting. When dry skin from its use is better to abstain, because among the components there is egg white( it tightens the skin).At the same time, the skin of a fat or normal type, this mask will give a smoothness and freshness. Whisk 1 egg white, add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of ground lemon peel, 2 teaspoons of oat bran. All is well mixed and applied to the face. After 10 minutes, the mask should be softened with a warm compress, gently remove and rinse your face with cold water.

    The so-called "Hollywood mask" is used for the same purpose as the previous one. At the same time it strengthens, smoothes the skin and removes greasy shine.2 tablespoons of oatmeal mixed with egg white, beat until a foam. The resulting mixture is applied to the face for 15-20 minutes.

    Mask that smooths wrinkles and prevents their appearance: 1 tablespoon of orange juice is brewed in 1/2 cup of boiled water, add oat flour( it can be obtained by grinding oat flakes in a coffee grinder) to get a gruel. Apply to the skin and stand for 10 minutes.

    With all the differences in the main types of skin, there are recipes for masks that equally benefit both the dry and the greasy, and the skin of normal and combined types. To prepare such a nutrient mask, the oat grain is cooked for 20 minutes, the top layer of oats mucus is removed, a teaspoon of olive or other vegetable oil and a tablespoon of cottage cheese is added. The way of application is usual - as for other cosmetic masks.

    Oat cosmetics will help not only to regularly nourish sensitive skin, but also to clean it, avoiding the irritation often caused by conventional cleansers. From the soap in this case it is better to refuse at all. It will be replaced with success compositions with oats. Decoction for washing the delicate and problem skin is prepared from the calculation of 3 tablespoons per 0.5 liters of water. The mixture is cooked until the softening of the plant raw material is complete, filtering - the cleaning composition is ready. Oat flakes can be used for the whole body, when you take a shower or a common bath. Flakes fall asleep in a small linen bag, steal it in boiling water, cool it to an acceptable temperature and use it to wipe the face and body.

    Oat compresses( hot and cold) nourish, smooth, rejuvenate the skin of the face. If the skin is prone to peeling, lotions from the broth of oats will help. For its preparation, take 1 tablespoon of unpurified grain per 1 liter of water.