In addition to my daily skincare regimen (which you can read about here), I do a moisturizing scrub at least once per month, especially when sudden weather changes affect the health of my skin.

This two ingredient scrub is simple but super effective! It’s great for gently exfoliating away dead skin cells, making the skin smoother and brighter, as well as healing dry and/or acne prone skin. Best of all, it’s super easy to make and only requires two ingredients you probably already have in your pantry: old fashioned rolled oats and honey.

DIY Oatmeal + Honey Scrub, Skincare, Beauty Tips by Tanesha Awasthi DIY Oatmeal and Honey Scrub by Tanesha Awasthi
DIY Oatmeal + Honey Scrub, Skincare, Beauty Tips by Tanesha AwasthiINSTRUCTIONS

1. In a small bowl, mix 2 tbsp finely ground oatmeal and 1 tbsp honey. (If you don’t have ground oatmeal on hand, use a coffee grinder or blender).

2. Add 1 tbsp warm water and mix thoroughly, so the mixture becomes a paste like consistency.

3. Apply scrub to entire face with fingertips and massage for one minute, then let sit for 4 minutes.

4. Rinse off with a washcloth and warm water.

Oatmeal and honey have amazing healing qualities separately, so using them together is magic! Oatmeal is full of anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, known for moisturizing dry skin, providing relief from itching, rashes and other minor skin irritations. Honey is a natural antibiotic, containing healing properties that soothe and clear up the skin.