Oatmeal skin masks: do they work?
You have probably read about oatmeal masks and seen many different recipes on how to make them at home. But do they really work? Can you get beautiful and smooth skin just by wearing an oatmeal skin mask?
Well, how effective a homemade mask will be for your skin depends on what your complexion is like today. You shouldn’t expect miracles to happen, but you shouldn’t discount the possibility of profit either.
Oatmeal has been shown to purify and soften the skin, so yes, oatmeal skin masks can work. Of course, it is important what other ingredient you are mixing it with. One of the best oatmeal mask recipes is to mix raw egg and oatmeal, and possibly cold-pressed olive oil. This type of mask will hydrate your skin while softening it.
If your skin is oily, you may want to mix in some lemon juice, which dries naturally and makes your pores smaller.
But you can only get so far with a homemade mask. Yes, it is beneficial to use them from time to time, but they will not have great effects on wrinkles, fine lines, age spots or other more important skin problems.
For more effective enhancement, you should look for natural skin care products with active ingredients that have been proven effective. Only when the ingredients are tested in clinical trials with human volunteers are they known to actually work.
To find truly effective natural skin care, you need to look at the company behind the products to see if they are trustworthy. This may seem unnecessary, but you wouldn’t believe how many non-serious skincare companies that just want to make big profits exist. When you’ve found an honest company that delivers on its promises, it will be well worth the time you spent on a quick search.