I was lamenting my adult acne today and decided to surf around the internet to search for face masks that would help fade acne scarring. I found a couple of people who were trying something they fondly nicknamed “the burning face mask”. Well, I thought, I will keep looking. Still I wrote down the recipe, just in case.
I found another site that suggested oatmeal and yogurt were good for acne and scarring. So I decided I would make my own face mask recipe by combining the “burning” ingredients with oatmeal and yogurt to take away the sting.
Warm Spice Cake Face Mask
1/3 cup oatmeal processed (I used the coffee grinder, you could also use oatmeal flour)
1/4 cup hot water
1 Tbs yogurt
1 tsp honey
1/4 of a lemon, fresh squeezed
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
After processing your oats, combine oats, cinnamon, nutmeg and hot water. Mix until it starts to form a thick paste then add the fresh squeezed lemon juice. Now that the mixture has cooled of a little add the yogurt. Spread evenly over face. Leave on 10-20 minutes. Fill a large bowl with warm water and rinse into the bowl. Compost, fertilize an inconspicuous bush, or flush the bowl of leftovers. You don’t want sticky oatmeal in your drain or sink trap.
I avoided sensitive areas (eyes, nose, lips). It smells like spice cake. I left mine on for about 15 minutes. I didn’t feel it was burning. In my opinion that is a good thing. It didn’t turn my face red either, which was one of the temporary symptoms of the burning mask. After I washed it off my face was not irritated and it had reduced some of the redness from my current breakout.
As with any home remedy, I will have to keep at it for a few weeks to see how well it works. I plan to try this twice a week for the next month. This will be in addition to my current regime of oil cleansing method (2-3 times a week), micro baking soda extra virgin olive oil scrub (1-2 times a week), and Apple Cider Vinegar cleansing/toner (twice a day). I am still moisturizing with coconut oil or a mixture of coconut oil, cocoa butter, tea tree oil and vitamin E. I complain about my skin, but this natural system has really done away with the dry skin, itching and peeling I was dealing with.
|It looks good enough to eat, and it smells amazing,
but Steve tasted it and said it does not taste like spice cake.