Since the beginning of winter I’ve had a lot of dry skin issues. I think it’s the heat in the house, the cold outside and it’s always worse after wearing a mask. The skin around my nose and to the side of my mouth is red and itchy and just all round unpleasant.
I’m allergic to lots of things in lots of lovely moisturisers. At the moment the only one I can use with any regularity is La Roche-Posay Toleriane Sensitive Moisturiser but even that isn’t really helping at the moment so I decided I needed a nice natural facemask to help with the redness and itchiness.
I settled on an avocado and oatmeal mask.
Oatmeal for soothing the itchy skin.
Avocado to nourish, soften and hydrate.
Vitamin E oil for added moisturising.
1/4 cup of uncooked oatmeal
1/2 cup of water
1 tablespoon of Vitamin E oil
- Combine oatmeal and water and cook. Stovetop or microwave.
- Allow to cool.
- Mash in Avocado.
- Add Vitamin E oil and mix.
- Use an emersion blender and blend until smooth.
- Apply to face, neck (and because I had LAODS) chest.
- Allow to dry for 20 to 30 minutes.
- Rinse off.
I didn’t moisturise until a few hours later as I felt I wanted to allow any leftover oils to do their thing. I don’t know if this does anything but in my head I think it does.
As I said, this was a lot so next time I’ll try halving all the ingredients. I’m also thinking of getting a nice manuka honey for a few different reasons and I think a teaspoon added to this would be super beneficial.