Since it’s winter time and most of us have the heaters blaring, our skin is rebelling with dry patches and flakes. So I want to share with you a DIY skincare mask that I use often, and it works quickly to nourish and repair the skin. In fact, yogurt (which is part of the recipe) was used by my Lithuanian grandmother, who passed the idea down to me. Apparently, yogurt and sour cream were popular homemade skin treatments in Eastern Europe, and some of us were lucky to have that knowledge passed down!
So whenever you skin is acting up, take 15 minutes to make and apply this delicious mask.
Balances skin bacteria for eliminating and preventing breakouts, balances oil production, gently exfoliates, brightens complexion, intensely moisturizing, protects skin from infection.
Mash up the strawberries by hand using a fork. Doing this on a plate or cutting board will be helpful.
Put the strawberry mash in a small bowl. Add yogurt. Add raw honey. Mix well.
Put the rolled oats in a coffee grinder, food processor, or blender for a few seconds just to break up the larger chunks. You want it to be a chunky flour. (Note: skip this if you bought oat bran, since it’s already a nice, finer texture.) Add the oats to the bowl. Mix well. You should end up with a thicker, pasty liquid that will stick on your face.
Apply the mask with clean hands onto your face, neck, and any dry spots on your body. Leave on for 10 minutes maximum. Wash off with lukewarm water. Give a final rinse with cool water. Follow up with a natural toner (you can even use rose water/hydrosol, lemon water, or champagne) and natural moisturizer (plain jojoba oil also works great).
Mmmm! Fresh, rejuvenated, moisturized skin! Leave a comment if you try it and let me know how you like it.