26 Jul Mild cleansing paste with red clay and oats
If a mild oil cleanser is not right for you, you should try this cleaning paste. Oats cleans the skin and soothes it at the same time. Grounded almonds and amaranth are light exfoliation tools and the red clay draws dirt deep out of the pores. The coconut oil contained in the paste ensures that the skin does not dry out. Since the paste does not contain water (it is only added during facial cleansing) it does not contain any emulsifiers or preservatives. With this cleansing paste, you can clean your face in a very gentle but thorough way.
Used Raw Materials
Although coconut oil has a low penetration capacity into the skin, it is often used in cosmetics due to its moisturizing and cooling effect. The oil is quickly absorbed into the skin, but only superficially. The oil relaxes the facial skin and gives a fresh complexion. For irritated skin areas or sunburn, care with coconut oil is a cooling, soothing relief.
The fat, carbohydrates, and proteins contained in oat flakes strengthen the skin and reduce transepidermal water loss. The skin, therefore, loses less moisture. Oats form a kind of protective layer with carbohydrates and proteins, through which water loss is prevented. The proteins also maintain the pH value of the skin.
The saponins help to clean the skin, while vitamins and flavonoids have a very soothing effect on the skin. Another special ingredient of oats is avenanthramide, a powerful antioxidant. It reduces the itching of neurodermatitis and reduces redness.
The anti-inflammatory and regenerating effects of oats help the skin to maintain or rebuild its natural and healthy skin barrier. Oat-based cleansing is particularly well tolerated by sensitive skin or allergy sufferers.
Grounded almonds and amaranth
The grounded almonds and amaranth provide a peeling effect. They remove dead skin cells and make the skin soft. This also promotes blood circulation and the skin glows and appears fresher.
The red mineral earth consists of volcanic dust and contains by far the largest amount of iron. It has a particularly antibacterial and cleansing effect. It is best suited for mature, dry, tired and stressed skin as well as skin that is plagued by acne. Attention: Red clay can stain!
Essential rosemary oil
Applied to the skin, rosemary oil creates a feeling of freshness and energy due to its ability to increase blood flow.
Essential lavender oil
The scent of lavender is considered an excellent stress reliever and mood stabilizer, while the oil has antiseptic effects on the skin, soothing irritated skin, and inhibiting inflammation. As lavender regulates the activity of the sebaceous glands, it also shows good results in the treatment of impure skin and acne.
Application and Shelf life
- Take a small amount of the paste with a spoon or spatula and grind it well between the palms with a dash of water.
- Gently massage the creamy mass onto your face.
- Then rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Provided that no water gets into the cleansing paste during the application, it has a shelf life of 3 months.
Mild cleansing paste Recipe
Ingredients for approx. 80 gr
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 6 tbsp oat flakes
- 2 tbsp grounded almonds
- 2 tbsp red clay
- 2 tsp amaranth
- 8 drops of essential rosmary oil
- 2 drops of lavender essential oil
- mortar, if the oat flakes are not yet finely grounded
- jar for storage
- Mix all dry ingredients together. If the oat flakes are still coarse, grind them with a mortar.
- Now mix the coconut oil and essential oils with the dry mixture.
- Then pour into a jar.
Liability: All stated effects are for information purposes only and do not replace a visit to the doctor. There is no guarantee for stated effects and skin compatibility of the raw materials and the end product. The production and application are at your own risk and responsibility.