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DIY Dry Skin Oatmeal Milk and Honey Sugar Scrub Recipe

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Keep your skin silky smooth with this oatmeal milk and honey sugar scrub! This DIY dry skin oatmeal milk and honey sugar scrub recipe will leave your skin feeling moisturized and hydrated this winter.

You only need 4-ingredients to make this hydrating sugar scrub recipe. If you are in need of a way to keep your skin from feeling chapped and dry or even to help with exfoliating eczema, this sugar scrub is a must for you.

honey sugar scrub in a mason jar with oil in the background

I tend to have dry skin in the colder months the most. I will find dry patches on my knees, elbows, and my hands get chapped from time to time.

Having soothing oatmeal milk and honey scrub really helps lock in moisture so when I am out in the elements they don’t just suck all the moisture out of my skin (or so it feels). If you too want silky smooth skin and want a homemade exfoliant, here is a straightforward and easy recipe to follow for a homemade sugar scrub.

Use this oatmeal sugar scrub for the pubic area. It may help after hair removal around the bikini area. The bikini line is full of sensitive skin that are prone to ingrown hairs.

The olive oil or you can use coconut oil I great for locking in moisture, which makes this oatmeal scrub also great as a facial scrub. Just gently massage the oatmeal face scrub into your skin. Then rinse with warm water and dry.

Oatmeal Milk and Honey Sugar Scrub

oatmeal honey scrub in a mason jar

Each ingredient in this oatmeal milk and honey sugar scrub recipe offers different components to help protect your skin from the harsh elements. You can use this sugar scrub recipe all year round. I will break down what each ingredient brings to the scrub, and how it will help your skin.

  • Sugar | Sugar when finely ground (you can do this in a food processor) acts as a gentle exfoliant. As you massage this sugar scrub into your skin, the sugar granules will help pull away any dry skin and exfoliate the skin to really help soften your skin. You can also substitute brown sugar.
  • Olive Oil | Olive oil will help protect and hydrate your skin. Olive oil is also great to use to help protect your skin from the sugar granules in the scrub. If you didn’t have a lubricant like olive oil it would be harsh on your skin.
  • Honey | Honey can help soothe irritated skin, offer moisture to your skin, and can even help treat puffy eyes and eczema. It offers a soothing aspect which is nice. Raw honey is better.
  • Skim Milk | Using milk in your sugar scrub is a must. The lactic acid in your milk will help remove dead skin cells and leave your skin feeling super smooth and soft. A little milk is needed but goes a long way. The alpha-hydroxy acid in the milk is why it is so effective for your skin.

 Is An Oatmeal Body Scrub Good For Your Skin

top view of oatmeal sugar honey scrub with spoon full of oatmeal and honey

Sugar scrubs offer different benefits than say a salt scrub. Sugars offer natural humectant properties, which will result in a more hydrated skin after, vs salt.  This sugar scrubs also don’t strip your skin of the natural oils, so it is better to use a sugar scrub over a salt. Sugar acts as a natural exfoliant for your skin.

How to Make Your Oatmeal Milk And Honey Sugar Scrub Recipe

sugar honey oatmeal scrub in a mason jar

How Often Should I Use The Sugar Scrub

Sugar scrubs are not something you want to use every single day. This milk and honey sugar scrub can be used 2-3 times a week.

Just rub in circular motions for the areas you are wanting to exfoliate and hydrate. You can also use it as a body scrub. If you are using this on your face though, be aware of your eyes.

The reason you do not want to do this daily is the abrasive aspect of the sugar. If you are always scrubbing your skin it can actually damage your skin over time. Limit it to a few times a week, and go from there. If you feel you need this more often, leave the sugar out of the recipe and soak in the tub with the milk and honey.

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Keep your skin silky smooth with this oatmeal milk and honey sugar scrub! This DIY dry skin oatmeal milk and honey sugar scrub recipe will leave your skin feeling moisturized and hydrated this winter.
Yield: 1 jar

DIY Dry Skin Oatmeal Milk and Honey Sugar Scrub Recipe

This DIY dry skin oatmeal milk and honey sugar scrub recipe will leave your skin feeling moisturized and hydrated this winter. 

Ingredients

  • Empty container with airtight lid something like this will work.
  • 3 cup of regular white granulated sugar
  • 2 tbs Olive oil
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 2 tbs skim milk
  • 1 cup oatmeal

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients together, mix well. 
  2. Apply to your dry face in a genital circular motion. Rinse with warm water.

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This DIY dry skin oatmeal milk and honey sugar scrub recipe will leave your skin feeling moisturized and hydrated this winter.

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sandra

Friday 19th of November 2021

can yoy use powder milk

liz

Wednesday 30th of June 2021

This seems like it would be very scratchy and abrasive for facial use, with oats and sugar. Also, the milk would make it have a super short shelf life, like maybe a few days if refrigerated. I'd recommend at least grinding the oats to a powder in a coffee grinder, and either using powdered milk or eliminating this ingredient, and possibly adding a bit to the amount you are using (you'd need to take some out of the jar and put into a small bowl to mix in fresh milk for a single use).

sanj

Friday 4th of June 2021

can i use full fat milk

Jamela Payne

Tuesday 8th of June 2021

You sure can.

Tasha

Tuesday 5th of January 2021

I only had reduced fat milk, is this ok?

adaobi maryclaret ntomchukwu

Friday 18th of September 2020

Can I add a preservative to it if I want to make a larger quantity?

Jamela Porter

Monday 21st of September 2020

Honestly, I am not sure how that may change it.

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