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How to Use Oatmeal As a Face Wash

by
author image Tricia Ross
Tricia Ross is a full-time journalist who studied English at the University of California-Los Angeles. She has run a marathon and three half-marathons and has training in sports massage therapy.
How to Use Oatmeal As a Face Wash
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Oatmeal has long been used to treat dry skin and itching associated with conditions such as eczema and rashes. It contains the avenathramide class of antioxidants, which are effective in reducing redness and protecting the skin against UV sun damage, according to Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies' Active Naturals Institute website. Adding oatmeal to your daily facial regimen can benefit you even if you use it only to naturally exfoliate your face.

Face Wash

Step 1

How to Use Oatmeal As a Face Wash
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Place oatmeal in a food processor or blender and process it until it is finely ground.

Step 2

How to Use Oatmeal As a Face Wash
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Prepare a bowl with cool water. Don't use an oatmeal wash over a sink because the oatmeal can clog the drain.

Step 3

How to Use Oatmeal As a Face Wash
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Mix 2 tablespoons of oatmeal with enough milk to fully dampen the oatmeal. Apply the mixture to your face and gently rub it over your skin to exfoliate.

Step 4

How to Use Oatmeal As a Face Wash
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Rinse your face with cool water from the bowl. Discard the used oatmeal.

Face Paste

Step 1

How to Use Oatmeal As a Face Wash
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Prepare a bowl with cool water.

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Step 2

How to Use Oatmeal As a Face Wash
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Mix 2 tablespoons of ground oatmeal and 1 tablespoon of baking soda with just enough water to form a soft paste.

Step 3

How to Use Oatmeal As a Face Wash
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Dampen your face with water. Apply the mixture your face with your fingertips and gently rub to exfoliate the skin.

Step 4

How to Use Oatmeal As a Face Wash
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Rinse your face with water and discard the used oatmeal.

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