Masks using oatmeal and tomato in combination with various other ingredients are very widely (online at least) recommended for dry/blemished skin, but of course, I am too scared to try anything on my face, so I decided to use this as a foot mask!! I figured if it works as a skin lightening mask for the face, it should work my feet too, and if I get any rashes, at least no one would know :D
|I blitzed regular Quaker oats to get a coarse powder - about 1 cup.|
|Pureed 1 small tomato and added.|
|Added 2 tsps of olive oil.|
|The mixture was missing a LOT of moisture - so added milk to thin it out.|
|That's what the final product looked like when I ran out things to add :D|
I guess you realized by now that I was well on my way to a total disaster, but I just had to continue. Applied this generously over both feet, wrapped them in cling wrap, and waited 10 minutes. Washed off with warm water. Yes, my feet looked tiny bit brighter, but I don't know if it was just me hoping it was looking brighter.
And the errors:
- The bathroom floor looked like someone just threw up. And no, I could not leave it there for my maid to clean because not only would she come up with her own ideas on why I threw up, she would also give me a piece of her mind and quit. That's the reason why sensible people don't use this as a foot mask.
- Just splashing water does not get this off the skin. You have to keep massaging/rubbing to get this off. Leaving the oats whole or making a very coarse powder would make it easier to wash off.
- If you have sensitive skin, you might want to skip this. Tomatoes are acidic and can/may cause irritation to sensitive skins. But then again, if you just read this post, you might not try it anyway :D :D
- I would use this on hands - just massage the mixture on hands for a bit and wash off. And no messy bathroom floors either.