With winter in the air, I can just feel my skin drying out by the minute.
One of my remedies is to slather moisturizing honey, organic oats and flax on my skin once a week. As a humectant, honey naturally draws moisture to the skin, oats are soothing and moisturizing, and flax provides antioxidants and essential fatty acids.
As we know, eating all these ingredients provide nutritious benefits, and our skin absorbs the nutrients when used topically. They are all non-toxic, edible ingredients, so your mask is actually good enough to eat. As always, first do a patch test. Apply a small amount to skin and wait 5 minutes to see if you have an intolerance or allergy to any ingredient.
In a food processor, pulse:
- 1 Tablespoon organic oats
- 1 Tablespoon ground flax seeds
Once ground until fine, transfer into a small bowl and add
- 1 teaspoon honey
Mix well and apply to a clean, damp face. Lightly massage into your skin to gently exfoliate dry skin. Leave on for 15 minutes, rinse well and apply a moisturizer while skin is still damp.