From coconut oil to brown sugar, there are all sorts of natural ingredients in our kitchen cupboards that can be utilised in skincare routines

But in a series of posts on her Instagram Stories, supermodel Karolina Kurkova divulged that she is actually a big fan of using leftover oatmeal from breakfast on her face.

“Oatmeal is a humectant. This means that it helps the skin retain any moisture added to it. When combined with skin hydrating ingredients such as honey, skin can take on a more glowing and dewy appearance,” she explained.

“Make your morning oatmeal with little honey and your milk if you like enjoy it and put some on your face. Rinse off after 10-15 minutes. This alone is great for treating inflammation and redness.”

Karolina’s mask recipe is very minimal, though it’s also possible to make a mask by mixing oatmeal with a little warm water, a dash of liquid honey or some natural yoghurt.

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However, if you are keen on reaping the benefits without the fuss, there are several beauty brands that have harnessed the power of the grain.

Read on for a round-up.

The Body Shop’s Mediterranean Almond Milk with Oats Instant Soothing Mask

Want to try a face mask but struggle with sensitive skin? This formula may be right for you. With a creamy, porridge-like blend of oatmeal from the U.K. and Community Trade organic almond milk from Spain, this mask gently exfoliates to leave the face softer and smoother.

First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask

Oatmeal is the hero ingredient of this hydrating mask, which is suitable for all skin types. Apply a decent layer to a freshly cleansed face and leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing off.

Summer Fridays’ Overtime Mask

For those with combination or congested skin, Summer Fridays’ Overtime mask is packed with pumpkin, apricot seed powder, vitamin E, as well as oat kernel protein to restore and refresh. This luxe choice sweeps away dead skin cells and leaves the complexion velvety soft.

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