Nothing is worse than dry, flaky skin and this time of year it's especially hard to avoid. Winter weather leaves skin chapped and irritated. At times likes these, abuela would go straight to the kitchen to whip up a soothing facial mask made out of oatmeal and honey.
Oatmeal works to relieve dryness and retain moisture while gently exfoliating dead skin cells, while honey contains powerful antioxidants that fight free radicals. This all-natural dry skin treatment hydrates and soothes skin, leaving it soft and moisturized all winter long. For this recipe, you'll need a quarter cup of ground oatmeal, 2 tablespoons of honey and some hot water. Then just follow these four easy steps:
1. Use a blender or a food processor to grind up oats until it's a coarse powder.
2. Add the oatmeal powder to a glass bowl and mix in honey.
3. Combine the oatmeal, honey and a little bit of hot water and stir until you have a paste-like texture. Apply the mask immediately.
4. Leave mask on for about 20-30 minutes. Gently wipe off the mask using a warm wet towel.