3 Oatmeal Beauty Essentials To Love

23 February 2016

Since oatmeal is already part of my daily life, whether it be in the form of this amazing fruit and oatmeal bake or in a homemade mask (below) once a week, it was a no-brainer that St. Ives new oatmeal infused line would be a major win in my book. I mean, oatmeal anything is a win-win thanks to it's energy boosting and nourishing properties. Also, who can resist the fact that it doubles as a beauty essential - those heavenly oatmeal baths when I had the chicken pox, or all the times I've gotten poison ivy, made me a lifetime user of the golden grain.

As I've said before, this weather has made my skin in dire need of oatmeal's exfoliative and moisturizing powers, so I couldn't help but love St. Ives Nourished and Smooth Body Scrub and St. Ives Nourished and Soothe Oatmeal and Shea Butter Body Lotion. The body scrub is gentle enough for daily use and doesn't feel overly rough or coarse during application making my sensitive winter skin the perfect contender. Post scrub/shower the Nourish and Soothe Oatmeal and Shea Butter Body Lotion soothes my newly exfoliated skin and keeps things looking smooth and radiant, even in the middle of winter. Both are paraben free and made with 100% natural exfoliants and moisturizers, so I feel good about what I'm putting on my body. 

To make things even sweeter, my St. Ives mailer came complete with the spoils of their most recent collaboration with ny-hot spot OatMeals eatery. Each jar of the unbelievably delicious St Ives Radiance Boosting Bowls was more than enough for two servings: one for my morning pick me up and one to treat myself to a little spa-day action at home. Of course, I picked out the dried fruit & nut goodness because heaven forbid I let any of that go to waste. {Mask recipe below.}

Hydrating Oatmeal Face Mask
1/2 of very ripe banana, mashed
1/4 C. Oatmeal 
1 Tsp. Honey
3 Tbsp. Milk 

 Combine ingredients in a small bowl and apply to face. 

Let sit for 15-20 minutes and rinse with warm water. Pat dry. 

A mask good enough to eat, and you can ;).

How do you do double duty with your oatmeal? 
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of St. Ives. The opinions and text are all mine.