DIY Facial Cleanser and Exfoliator

I go to write this, and see that there are already a ton of posts about this today! Mine seems to still be unique, so I'll be posting ...

I go to write this, and see that there are already a ton of posts about this today!

Mine seems to still be unique, so I'll be posting it anyhow.
First, let me tell you about my skin, so you can see if this will be relevant to you.

I have very, very dry skin. No matter how much I exfoliate, I still flake. My cheeks are always red, my face has a pink tint. I have large pores. My skin hardly ever feels tight, but it is still extremely dry and flaky. If I scrub with a normal exfoliating product, I'll be red, almost purple, for days afterward. My skin is extremely sensitive. I have major allergies to most face products, resulting in (even more) redness, itchiness, dryness, etc. If I use a product my skin doesn't like, I'll get huge acne patches. I'm convinced my skin hates me.

Using this will tone down the redness on my face, makes it feel more moisturized, and clean.

Normally I use CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser, but on days when my skin is extra dry or red, I'll just make my own facial cleanser/exfoliator. This usually occurs once to twice a week, and it's cheap, quick, and so, so easy to make.

What you'll need:

  • Milk, any kind is fine.
  • Oats, again, any kind is fine. 
  • Honey
Before we continue, let me explain to you why I chose these ingredients.

Milk is wonderful for the skin. It's very soothing and moisturizing. It's much better to use in your at home facial products because it isn't drying like water and alcohol.
Honey attracts and holds moisture in your skin, making your skin more elastic and soft. It's also an anti-oxidant and helps protect your skin from UV rays.
Oats also attract and keep moisture in your skin, as well as being a wonderful mild exfoliant, and has anti-inflammatory properties, which will soothe irritated skin, and tone down redness in your skin.

Let me start off by saying, I've never measured this out, and you don't need to. Just get it to the consistency you like, and use it!

First, get a small bowl and a whisk. Pour a little bit of milk in the bowl. If I were guessing, I'd say between 1/3 of a cup to 1/2 of a cup. 
Then, pour in a little honey. To guess, probably 2-3 teaspoons.
Use your whisk to mix these together. It will take a few seconds to get the honey to start mixing, as it will just want to stick to your whisk, but keep stirring it until you can tell the honey and milk is combined, and it will start to look frothy. 
Then, add oats. A little at a time, mixing after each time. The thickness is completely up to you, but don't make it so thick that it looks like the instant oatmeal your parents tried to feed you for breakfast. It needs to be a thinner consistency than that.
And, that's it!
I recommend you use this in the bathroom, over the sink. It is messy. 

Take your hands and scoop up some of the oatmeal and milk and smooth it onto your face. The oats won't really want to stick to your face, and that's fine. Make sure the milk mixture is all over your face, and then use the oats to kind of exfoliate. Just rub them around on your face. Let it sit for a minute or two, and then wash it off.

After I do this, my skin feels great. Moisturized, clean, and it even removes some of the redness.

I hope this helps you guys!
If you try this, let me know!

Thanks for reading!

"Beauty is only skin deep. I think what's really important is finding a balance of mind, body and spirit". - Jennifer Lopez

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