I usually write about recipes to use Simplee
seasonings in, but I made this hand mask last week when the weather got really cold and I was amazed by how well it worked.
Every Winter, my hands become really dry and cracked and eventually will start to bleed (horrible, I know). Its not nice. I have about 6 different types of handcream that seem to have legs and always vanish when I want them, so I decided that there must be a treatment I can do at home to help out.
I did some research on the internet and settled on three ingredients that looked like they might do the job (and also, that I had in my kitchen). They were porridge, yoghurt and honey.
I got a bit carried away with the amount I made, so I decided to put it on my face too. It really improved my skin and I kept licking bits off because it was really tasty.
But what are the beauty benefits of these three storecupboard essentials?
Porridge Oats: helps to fight acne, moisturises dry skin, has anti-inflammatory properties to fight irritation and rashes. It also helps to gently exfoliate dead skin while cleansing pores.
Natural Live yoghurt: it naturally moisturises and brightens skin, fights spots, blemishes and dark circles, may help with anti-ageing and also soothes sunburn (not really a problem for November though, is it?) Is also anti-fungal, so helps fight any nasty skin infections.
Honey: is also antibacterial so helps with infections and cuts. It has antiageing properties (think of Cleopatra bathing in honey and milk!), is an intensive moisturiser and also fights acne.
This beauty recipe couldn’t be easier to prepare. Simply take 2 tablespoons of porridge oats. Grind them up if you can. Add a tablespoon of honey and mix in the yogurt until you have a thick paste.
Apply to hands (and face, sher why not, in for a penny and all that)
Sit back and relax for between 10-20 minutes.
Gently rinse off with warm water and a face cloth.
Pat dry and revel in the results
ps. I used all Irish products when I made this, so I know Im supporting Irish industry too