A few years ago I got a little fed up shelling out heaps of cash for facial products. I was also fed up with not being able to see my bathroom countertops that were now cluttered with piles of products I’d tried and ended up ditching halfway through because I just didn’t like it. I decided it was time to simplify, not only for time savings, but space savings and definitely wallet savings.
After a bit of research I decided to try making my own face wash/facial cleanser. I ended up using gluten free oats and powdered milk as my ingredients for a few reasons. First, I wanted something that was all natural, and since I could technically eat this stuff off my face, I knew I was good. Second, I liked the oats because, after being ground, they provided just enough gentle exfoliation that I felt clean and fresh, without feeling like I’d lost a layer of skin. Plus, oats are excellent at calming skin and absorbing oil without drying. Third, the powdered milk, with its lactic acid, provided another level of gentle, non-abrasive exfoliation so dead skin was being removed in two gentle ways. Sounded good. But would it work?
Well, 3 years later I’m still using my little concoction, and I have a few friends and family members hooked on it as well. I can’t begin to imagine the hundreds of dollars I’ve saved on facial cleansers in this time! The best part? It really works! My skin has been very happy ever since and with less breakouts and calmer skin, I know my face is relieved I’m not attacking it with yet another chemical cocktail at the end of each day.
My Favorite Face Wash
2 C Gluten Free Oats
2/3 C Organic Powdered Milk
1) Place oats and milk in a food processor. Turn it on and let it go for about 2 minutes.
If needed, stop it occasionally and stir with a spoon in case it gets clumped up.
Once it is ground as finely as you can get it, you’re done!
2) Store in your favorite glass container.
3) To use, spoon about 1 TBSP cleanser into the palm of your hand. Add enough
water to make a paste. Spread over face and rub gently. Rinse thoroughly.