Sunday, January 13, 2013

DIY oatmeal face mask

I know what you're thinking.  This girl loves putting food products on her face.

Well, you've got me there.

Last week I found a nifty book called Concoctions at the library.  It shows you how to make things like invisible ink, play dough, and glue with common household items.

Cool, right?

It's like home ec and chemistry mixed into one.

Inside, I found a recipe for an oatmeal face mask.  It only requires two ingredients:
- 1 T quick-cooking oats
- 1 T hot tap water

I know, I know, it looks like Baby Chuck spat up on me.  But, it was nice trying something new (and rather slimy.)   Again, I'm not sure if the mask actually did anything for my skin, but it certainly made for an entertaining night.

Here are the directions if you'd like to make yourself an oatmeal face mask:
1.  Mix oats and water in a small bowl.  Stir until you have an oatmeal paste
2.  Spread onto your face
3.  Wait 10 minutes until mask gets stiff and tight  (Note:  Be prepared, gobs of oatmeal will fall off your face... especially if you keep laughing while you wait.)
4.  Wash with warm water

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