Sepanjang cuti beberapa minggu di Malaysia ni, I was asked about my skincare because my skin had improved a bit then the last time most people see me last year. So, I've been telling them my penyelamat which is : oatmeal!
The thing is, most of the time I cleanse my face with oatmeal. Yes, the one you had for breakfast, bukan skincare product made of oatmeal, tapi oatmeal makan. hee hee. I think I've already talked about that previously, but here's another tip I've been telling people to try, oatmeal mask.
Bahan-bahannya sangat simple dan boleh didapati di pasaraya berhampiran.
This is the first time I tried yogurt dutch lady ni. Biasanya pakai yogurt arab kan, and personally I just love the consistency. yogurt arab macam berketul-ketul sikit. Got my facial brush from sasa and i just loooooove the brush - even better than skinfood brush i bought on ebay. RM4.90 je pulak tu! Sayangnya hilang berus tu, then semalam I bought a new one sebab I suka sangat berus dia. Kalau tak ada berus facial ni, you can just use any old brush or just your bare fingers. No problem.
Secara ringkas ye benefits of the three ingredients.
- reduce pigmentation and discoloration - fades away your scars!
- exfoliate your skin justeru membuang kulit-kulit mati di wajah. ewah!
- heals acne and prevent future break out.
tapi, jangan pulak pegi tenyeh lemon kat muka tu... ada sesetengah orang kulit sensitif terhadap lemon ni, so always always always try dulu sikit, ok? I usually add few drops of lemon je to the mask. And I've also tried using lemon as toner - work wonders for the blackheads! tapi kena rajin la...kalau Malas apa pun tak jadi kan..
- soothing to the skin. apa-apa masalah kulit dermatitis, psoriasis, skin rash semua pun boleh lega dengan oatmeal ni.. korang nak mandi berendam dengan oatmeal pun boleh!
- dead skin exfoliation - macam biasalah, exfoliate, kulit bersih, pori tak tersumbat - less breakout, and radiant skin.
- great cleanser - kalau kulit sensitif terhadap sabun pencuci muka , boleh try oatmeal. I noticed my skin feels thoroughly cleansed everytime I wash my face with oatmeal except kalau hari yang pakai bedak or sunscreen I would double cleanse starting with yogurt - then, I pakai oatmeal. tapi sekarang dah ada laneige multi cleanser I pakai oatmeal bila rajin je..
- Moisturizing. OMG - this one I cannot tell you with words. Lepas ni, terus beli yogurt dan sapu kat muka as masker - just yogurt with nothing else. Tunggu 15-20 minutes then basuh. Rasa macam kulit baru lepas minum air tau! I loooooove this during the hot summer - at the same time helps wash off the sunscreen off my skin.
- Acne care - because of the high content of zinc in yogurt. helps to shrink pores and clears blemishes.
- exfoliate skin.
ok before that, if you try yogurt... sometimes it causes you to have more breakouts. from my research on the internet. actually that is not breaking out - that's purging. Whiteheads ataupun jerawat yang biasa terhasil di muka kita tu, took 2 months to form. so, bila dah exfoliate skin tu, lagi cepat whitehead tu muncul di permukaan kulit. Same thing happens when you change skin care product. If it causes breakout - it works! tapi kalau 2-3 bulan masih break out lagi - you might have bought the wrong product.
Back to our mask.
1 tbsp oatmeal
1 tbsp yogurt
few drops of lemon
stir stir stir them well. and apply on your face for 20 minutes or until it dries. Bila dah kering, pat some water on the mask to soften it, and massage softly on your skin. then rinse off. lepas tu, boleh pakai moisturizer.
senang kan? instantly kulit rasa lebih lembut. long time effect - kulit bersih dari blemishes dan scar will fade.
kata kuncinya : rajin dan istiqamahlah!