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How to Make an Oat & Lime Juice Facial Mask

Learn how to make an oat and lime juice facial mask from licensed esthetician Joanna Vargas in this skin care video from Howcast.

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I get asked a lot about what are the best ingredients to help handle unwanted pigment. The best thing that I could recommend for the skin is lime juice and oatmeal as a mask. So that's what we're going to make now.

I'm just going to cut my lime, and you want the lime juice from the whole lime. So I'm going to put that into my oatmeal. It actually smells amazing together. Don't worry if you get a little bit of pulp from the lime into the oatmeal. So we're going to use the juice from the whole lime. Now I'm just going to blend it.

The best thing about this mask is how easy it is to use. I always find that masks that contain oatmeal are really easy for someone to use at home because of the consistency. It applies really easily to the surface of the skin, and it's so nice and soothing that people really love it.

So the purpose of the lime juice is really because it lightens the skin. That's really the active ingredient in this mask. The oatmeal takes out inflammation, so the acidity from the lime won't really bother the surface of your skin too much. You don't want it to really burn. You certainly wouldn't put this around the eyes. But you do want to apply this everywhere. If you look at how I'm just applying it now it's super easy to apply to the surface of your skin.

You want to leave this on the skin for 20 minutes. If you have a lot of unwanted pigment and you want to do a series of these masks I would do this mask for 30 minutes once a week. And definitely stay out of the sun in between. You don't want to get more pigment during the week and then have to fix it every Sunday when you're doing this mask.

But if you leave this on for 20 minutes, rinse it off, you're going to really be surprised at how bright, clear, and beautiful your skin really looks. It's going to be amazing.

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