DIY Beauty: oat & cornmeal exfoliating facial scrub & mask

5 years ago

DIY oat & cornmeal exfoliating facial scrub mask Poor & Pretty

Did you know we should be exfoliating our faces 2-3x per week to get rid of dead skin? Imagine making a mask every time you were going to exfoliate. I don't have the time, do you? This is the easiest facial scrub/mask you'll ever make, and it lasts forever! Here's what you need:

  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 tbs cornmeal
  • mortar & pestle {or a sealable plastic bag & meat tenderizer}

grind oats in mortar & pestle Poor & Pretty

Grind up your oats with the mortar & pestle. I grind up the oats in thirds so that oats don't fly everywhere as I smash them.

ground oats Poor & Pretty

The end result should look something like this.

ground oats & cornmeal Poor & Pretty

Add the oats to a small container, pour the cornmeal on top, pop the lid on, then shake.

oat & cornmeal exfoliating scrub Burt's Bees deep cleansing cream Poor & Pretty

And there you have it! Use about half a teaspoon and add a little bit of water or milk and you've got yourself a facial scrub or mask. I keep it my container next to my shower and mix it in with my favorite cleanser. Shake it up before you use it because the cornmeal settles to the bottom. Don't forget to scrub your throat, and always follow it up with a moisturizer. Happy exfoliating! Want more DIY tips & tutorials? Check 'em out here.

This is an article written by a member of the SheKnows Community. The SheKnows editorial team has not edited, vetted or endorsed the content of this post. Want to join our amazing community and share your own story? Sign up here.

More from beauty-style

Beauty & Style
by Style N/A | 15 hours ago
Beauty & Style
by Aly Walansky | 6 days ago
Beauty & Style
by Style N/A | 7 days ago
Beauty & Style
by Hannah Parker | 7 days ago
Beauty & Style
by Katie Stanovick | 10 days ago
Beauty & Style
by Katie Stanovick | 14 days ago
Beauty & Style
by Nikki Brown | 17 days ago
Beauty & Style
by Nikki Brown | 18 days ago
Beauty & Style
by Nikki Brown | 19 days ago
Beauty & Style
by Nikki Brown | a month ago
Beauty & Style
by Nikki Brown | a month ago
Beauty & Style
by Patricia Conte | a month ago
Beauty & Style
by Patricia Conte | a month ago
Beauty & Style
by Nikki Brown | a month ago
Beauty & Style
by Katie Stanovick | a month ago
Beauty & Style
by Nikki Brown | a month ago
Beauty & Style
by Style N/A | a month ago
Beauty & Style
by Nikki Brown | a month ago