Make Your Own Wedding Bunting
Colourful and pretty, bunting is all the fashion at the moment for all sorts of occasions. It is remarkably easy to make your own wedding bunting, in the perfect colour or style that you love. It has so many more uses than decoration as well – how about a bunting seating plan, a bunting guest book or quirky props for your romantic wedding photos.
How to make bunting
Paper bunting is probably quicker than making fabric bunting, and lends itself to decorative ideas which require writing on the pennants, for example if you are using the bunting as a wedding seating plan, naming guest’s chairs at the reception or as a bunting guest book.
All you will need is:
- A selection of paper in your chosen colours. Many craft shops sell ‘scrapbooking’ paper which would give you a great selection to choose from
- Double sided sticky tape
- Ribbon – ideally the ribbon should be wider than your double sided sticky tape
- A guillotine or scissors and pencil
Use a template to make sure that all of your paper pennants are the same size. Arrange your paper triangles in the order in which you want them to appear on the bunting. Stick double sided tape along the top front edge of each pennant and use it to fix each pennant to the ribbon (the ribbon should go along the front of each pennant, hiding the double sided tape).
There you have it, quick and easy home made bunting!
- Use a hole punch to punch two holes along the top of each pennant and thread ribbon through
- Pin your paper pennants to some wide patterned ribbon or binding tape, and sew them on
- Use different sorts of paper or material – how about lacy white doilies, or colourful oilcloth (oilcloth is what wipeable tablecloths are made from)
- Why stop at triangles? Bunting made from paper hearts, flowers or any shape that takes your fancy would add a splash of colour and fun to your wedding décor
Whichever method you use, you will need a selection of coordinating fabrics – remnants are great. Look for material that is coloured on both sides if you are not hanging your bunting against a wall, or you will have to sew two triangles together to make a double sided triangle. You will also need a triangular template cut from card to ensure your pennants are all the same size.
Method 1 – No sewing needed…
Pin your card template to the fabric and use pinking shears to cut out as many triangular pennants as you need. Cutting the edges with pinking shears will stop the material fraying as much. Use an eyelet setting tool to make two eyelets in the top of each pennant. Thread ribbon through the eyelets and hey presto, you have made your own fabric bunting!
Method 2 – A little bit of sewing…
For the methods involving sewing, you will also need:
- Lengths of bias binding. You can get a variety of colours if you do not want white
- Sewing machine (and someone who can use it!)
Cut out your pennants using pinking shears, as above. Sort the flags into the order you want them hanging in, and lay your binding tape flat on a table. Place your pennants evenly along the tape, about half way up. Fold over the tape to trap the pennant and pin. Using a straight stitch on your sewing machine, sew the flags to the binding tape, remembering to leave some tape at each end for hanging.
Method 3 – Lots of sewing…
For bunting that will last, you probably should consider making it from hemmed material triangles. Over time, paper bunting will tear and crease and un-hemmed material triangles may fray at the edges. Hemming your bunting triangles may take a bit longer but if you are handy with a sewing machine it should not be too much trouble.
Additionally, if want to hang your bunting so that both sides are on show and you have chosen one-sided material, you will need to sew two fabric triangles together to make a single double sided pennant.
Here are instructions for making hemmed fabric bunting.
Ideas for using your bunting
Of course, your bunting will look stunning hung around your reception hall or marquee. But why stop there?
Wedding seating plans
Have a look at our Pinterest board, where there are lots of fantastic examples of couples using bunting for their seating plans. I particularly like the bunting strung back and forth across a vintage picture frame, with table names and guests written on each pennant.
Paper bunting is ideal for a wedding seating plan, as you can easily write or print your table names and guests on the pennants before you cut them out.
Make some bunting flags from pretty paper in assorted light colours, and place them on a table with an assortment of pens. Instead of circulating a guest book, ask the guests to write their wedding messages on a pennant. Collect them up and make your very own, unique wedding bunting that will bring back happy memories every time you see it!
Have a look on our Pinterest board for some great ideas for using bunting to decorate everything from chairs and tables to marquees and wedding cakes! Bunting is also great as props for wedding photos – make some paper bunting spelling out L-O-V-E for the bride and groom to hold, or hang ‘Just married’ bunting above the happy couple.
Bunting images by County Marquees (the Bride made that bunting herself) and Wedding Paraphernalia were sourced via Flickr and used with permission under a Creative Commons License.
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» Bunting Ideas For A Country Wedding
When you’re planning your big day, the wedding decorations that you choose really make all the difference. Bunting is the perfect option. We adore seeing our barns decorated with gorgeous lengths of wedding bunting but that’s not all it’s perfect for. You can use bunting in a myriad of ways and there are more style options that you might think. Here are some of our favourite wedding ideas that are ideal for your barn wedding at Upwaltham Barns in the heart of the Sussex countryside.
Wedding Bunting Ideas
Bunting is so popular at Upwaltham Barns and with good reason. The country, rustic, vintage feel of bunting works so well in this natural setting and we love seeing our barns dressed to perfection.
Whether you make or hire your wedding decorations, when it comes to bunting, you can use any colour or pattern that you like to create the atmosphere that you want. Pastel coloured or patterned vintage fabric gives a gloriously country vibe while neutral coloured bunting can be super elegant. Bright colours also look amazing and of course, the joy of bunting is that you can choose any combination you like!
Bunting is perfect hung in our barns but why not use it right throughout the venue too? Hang a length of bunting above the entrance to the courtyard to welcome your guests or use more to dress your ceremony too. Bunting hung over the doors to the East Barn will create a perfect backdrop for photos as you exit after your ceremony. Don’t forget the Stable Bar either because bunting here looks truly delightful.
We are incredibly happy to have a selection of talented and creative wedding décor companies on our recommended supplier list who can help make your wedding ideas come to life. These lovely people have so many ideas, props and details for you so please ask us for their details if you’d like their advice or assistance.
Alternative ideas for wedding bunting
Of course, you can do much more with bunting and using more details throughout your day gives a wonderful country look. These are some of the wedding ideas that we love:
Create a table plan with a bunting motif on your plan and other wedding day stationery.
Personalised lengths of bunting that spell out your new married names make brilliant chair back decorations for your wedding breakfast. Use mini bunting as a cake topper or to create your table names and numbers – attach the bunting to lengths of dowelling or even striped paper straws and insert them in your cake or tablecentres for DIY wedding decorations.
Add bunting to your wedding props to make them even prettier. It’s easy to attach bunting to cake tables, vintage bikes and much more.
Hang family photos of prints of you both from string or ribbon to create photo bunting. This is a fabulously alternative way to display your favourite pics at your ceremony.
Lengths of ribbon in various sizes and colours make a really vibrant form of bunting.
Tissue paper tassel garlands are another style of bunting that we love to see. You can make these yourself in any combination of colours.
Remember that you can make bunting from ANYTHING – how about pegging bags of sweets or crisps to some twine for deliciously edible bunting that turns your favours into fantastic decorations! This works particularly well in The Stable Bar.
If you’d like more ideas for wedding decorations or if you’d like some inspiration for decorating our wedding barns, why not take a look at our Instagram feed or our Pinterest boards.
How to make no sew bunting in 7 easy steps ~ KISS THE BRIDE MAGAZINE
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Bunting is a key trend at any celebration; it’s the perfect match for a rustic meets vintage theme. Here we show you how to make no sew bunting using hessian and decorated in whatever style you wish. The beauty about this is that no sewing skills are required for this simple wedding diy project.
We love the way you can use bunting and garlands to decorate your wedding venue, be inspired with this bunting haul we found on ETSY.
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What you need for this DIY
- Glue Gun/Strong glue
- Card stock (x2)
- Paint brush/sponge
- Lace trim
- Marker Pen
- Fabric Pins
Instructions how to make no sew bunting.
Print out your chosen words onto a sheet of card and cut out the inside of the letters to create a stencil using scissors or a crafting knife.
On another piece of card, cut out a triangle, (Length – 15cm, Length – 20cm)
Measure out your hessian. It should roughly be a multiple of 15cm, depending on how many triangles you will be creating. We are making 6 triangles, so our hessian is just over 90cm in length. Height wise, your hessian will need to be just over 40cm.
Fold the hessian in half. This will create strength in your bunting. To create a more noticeable crease, iron the material. Place your triangle template onto the hessian, with the fold at the top of the triangle. Draw around each template, leaving a small gap between each one.
Pin the two halves of the hessian together to keep it sturdy. Cut out each triangle, securing a pin into the corners of the newly cut triangles to keep them together.
Place the stencil on each triangle and paint over it. Another way to do this is by placing a template of each letter under the first layer of the hessian and tracing over with a marker. Allow each triangle to dry.
Order the triangles on a solid surface and measure out the twine. The longer the better. Unfold each triangle and place the twine in the crease of the fold. Run a line of glue down both edges of the triangles, leaving a gap at the top so the twine has room to move. Fold over the triangle.
Decorate your bunting however you wish. We have used a cute lace trim to match the white paint.
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Wedding Bunting Ideas, Bunting Decor, Stationery and Cake-toppers
With the whole craze for vintage, picnic style and generally less formal weddings over the last few years, traditional-style bunting has had a real renaissance, and become a key decoration at weddings. But over the last year or so bunting has gone through a bit of an evolution, moving away from the picnic and outdoor celebrations, moving inside and becoming more of a motif.
So while you may be having a hotel wedding you can bring some of that summer outdoor fete or picnic vibe inside by employing the bunting motif in a few simple touches. And the great thing about bunting is that it can be adapted to any colour palette or wedding style from vintage or retro Cath Kidston style to more minimalist sophistication in single colours. So we thought we’d prove the point with a little bunting inspiration post peppered with some wedding diy ideas…
Above bunting available to buy from Berry a la Mode
What could be cuter than mini-bunting on a wedding cake? Whether it’s wound round the cake or proud as punch on top as the cake topper, it adds that little bit of offbeat cuteness. And the good news is that a cake doesn’t have to be super expensive or styled to pull off the bunting (although you can if you want!) – the plainest white cake comes to life with a little cute coloured bunting cake-topper.
You can find lots of different styles of bunting cake topper on Etsy. But if you’d like to make your own then it couldn’t be easier with this diy bunting cake topper tutorial over on The Sweetest Occasion – it’s an ideal project for a wannabe diy bride with not a lot of time on her hands.
The bunting motif can be virtual as well as physical – a bunting motif in your chosen colour palette is a great way to jazz up plain white stationery. There are lots of beautiful examples of stationery like the ones above (from top left): How About Orange; A Bird and a Bee; A Bird and a Bee; Letter C Design via Etsy: Susan Dean via Southern Weddings; Studio Seed.
For a diy touch you could take plainer wedding invitations and stamp them with your own bunting motif in whatever colour you like (it would have to be one colour as you will be using an inkpad). Again, Etsy is a great bet for Bunting stamps. Alternatively just putting a little line of bunting on the placecards might add the desired effect and is super simple to do.
But as with everything, it’s always nice to have a little of the real thing – in terms of bunting as wedding decor this doesn’t mean having to bedeck your function room or marquee in swathes of the stuff. You could hang some on a feature wall, or above the guest book. Add a little to the chairs at the top table – or even just the bride & groom’s. Or a very cute idea that we’ve seen done by many of our couples such as Laura and Shane is to use a piece of bunting with lettering as the photograph for their thank you note.
So what other ideas do any of you have for including bunting in your wedding? We’d love to hear from you…
Cakes – Mo Hines Photography | Ginger Lily’s Tea via Flickr | The Cake Parlour | Kelly Prizel Photography| AveryHouse via The Sweetest Occasion | Emily Horak via Martha Stewart Weddings
Styling – Anthropologie | Our Labor of Love via Martha Stewart Weddings | Jose Villa via Snippet and Ink | We Love Pictures | Martha Stewart Weddings (DIY Template) | Ben Q Photography
How to Make Bunting | 3 Bunting Template Shapes
You can learn how to make bunting with this great tutorial that includes a free printable bunting template for 3 shapes. Bunting is a fun way to decorate kid’s rooms, market stalls and tables at craft fairs. And what garden wedding would be complete without pretty vintage-looking bunting in the background?
How to Make Bunting
Because the bunting created in this tutorial is stitched and double-sided, it can be washed and put away for future use.
How to Make Bunting: Supplies
- Fabric – Cotton fabric will always look crisp and nice. Check your scrap basket for all your leftover pieces and make your bunting cheaply! Make colorful choices – using several coordinating fabrics looks great.
- Bias – ½ inch (12mm) double-fold bias tape (how to make double fold bias) or 1 inch (5cm) wide ribbon. Cotton twill tape can also be a very economical choice when you have to make large amounts of bunting.
- Basic sewing supplies – your sewing machine, ruler, scissors, thread, iron (Beginners sewing kit on a budget)
Printable Bunting Template
No need to worry about making your own pattern – I have a printable bunting template with 3 shapes and 3 sizes for each. That’s an amazing 9 options for you to choose from.
Download the printable bunting template
Alternatively, you can draw a triangle or flag shape of your choice and use the same sewing instructions included below. Don’t forget to add some seam allowance to the sides.
How to Make Bunting with Templates
How to Make Bunting: The Video
I’ve been busy this week making this video for you. It is just a few minutes long so have a look at how easy it is to make with your bunting template. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel for weekly sewing and craft videos.
Sylvia turns two this month, and the week leading up to her birthday, she talked non-stop about her party: the people who were coming and all the ‘treats’ she was going to eat. I wanted to decorate the house to help make her party special and festive, but I didn’t want to spend $$ on decorations that we may never use again.
We have a colorful paper stash in my blog room that I use for projects + Sylvie colors on. I have a love/hate with ‘stashes’. I love having materials on hand to craft–or in Sylvie’s case play with–but stashes also just seem to take up space in our small house. So I thought what better way to deplete the stash than make a colorful party bunting?
I also have a ginormous spool of baker’s twine leftover from my wedding 6 YEARS AGO, that I swear is bottomless, so I used that to string together the bunting. All in all, I spent zero dollar bills to make this project and man, that feels good!
Here’s the video tutorial on how to make the bunting. I hope you enjoy the bright blue socks that I’m wearing towards the end of the video. I forgot I was wearing them until editing the video hours later. #dangit
That said, check out my socks in the video, and then read on in this post for the detailed material list and step by step instructions.
- 8″x 11″ (or larger) paper in various colors–anything from cardstock to printer paper weight will work!
- String (I used baker’s twine)
- 4. 25″ x 5.5″ piece of cardboard to use for template
- Double-sided Tape
- Heavy duty tape or Command Hooks for installing garland
Create the Bunting Template:
- Mark the midpoint of one of the short edges of the cardboard rectangle.
- Use your ruler straight edge to draw diagonal lines from each of opposite corners to the midpoint.
- Cut along diagonal lines to form the triangle template.
Make the Bunting Flags:
- Fold a piece of paper in fourths.
- Align the short side of the triangle with the paper’s folded short edge.
- Trace template onto paper. Cut along traced lines to yield two folded triangle flags.
- Repeat several times depending on the party bunting length you’re after.
Assemble the Garland:
- Cut string to desired length.
- Apply double sided tape along the interior diagonal edges of the paper.
- Place string along interior fold of flag, and close the two paper layers together.
- Repeat with remaining bunting flags.
- Hang party bunting using Command hooks or strong tape!
If you’re either: A. in a pinch for affordable party decorations, OR B. need an excuse to deplete your craft paper stash, then hopefully you find this party bunting project to be just what you need for your next party. That’s it for today, I leave you with this snap of the birthday girl THOROUGHLY enjoying her “treat”!
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90,000 5 DIY wedding decor trends perfect for all skill levels
Whether you have a wedding designer planning every inch of your event or do it yourself, these wedding décor trends will personalize your day by adding unique flair. From small details like business cards and napkin rings to important items like a ceremony backdrop and a drink bar, you can literally take your wedding decor into your own hands with these stylish DIY ideas. If you don’t consider yourself a skillful bride or groom, don’t worry, there is something here for every skill level!
One of our favorite accents in a modern wedding is a piece of agate. Simply put, you can use a gold paint pen to write table numbers, guest names, and more. For intermediate craftsmen, use Gorilla Glue to attach the pieces to napkin rings. If you really like the look of the agate cut and have crazy DIY skills, create a backdrop for your ceremony by drilling small holes in the agate and tying them together in a sturdy arch.
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Of these five tendencies, immersion is perhaps the easiest to achieve and the most difficult to fail. Craft lovers can easily dip paper cards in a variety of dyes for an ethereal look, or fold coffee filters to create a backdrop for desserts. Craftsmen will love adding paint accents to glass milk vases or cloth napkins. Brides who have already had diving experience can create a piece of clothing for their bridal look (or even the bridesmaid!), Like the soft pink shawl below! Remember, the beauty of dye lies in the fact that each item looks different!
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What cannot be made of wooden pallets? Those who are not so comfortable carving wood can use the existing palette as a temporary wall, nailing art, oatmeal, and signage to it. Love hand lettering? Draw your wedding schedule or dinner menu on a wooden palette and lean it against the nearest tree. Progress in woodworking? Palette stripes are an incredible statement showcasing your skills. We can guarantee that your guests will love it!
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Do you prefer plants to flowers? Add a touch of naturalness to your indoor wedding with this unique idea! Terrariums can be as simple or complex as you like. Fill a glass ball, bell, or geometric box with many of your favorite plants and foliage. Get creative with small vignettes inside from books, plastic animal figurines, chews and more!
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We will never get tired of the elegant look that the mirror gives to the wedding design! A handwritten menu, seating chart, or welcome sign looks incredibly stylish in a gold frame, and will also be useful on your wedding day. Not confident in your handwriting abilities? Decal stickers look just as pretty even with a little effort!
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Oatmeal with milk recipe – European cuisine: Breakfasts.
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1 Heat milk in a saucepan.
2As soon as the milk has boiled, add salt and sugar.
3Pour in flakes or whole cereal grains.
4 Next, cook the porridge over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cooking time depends on the selected type of oatmeal. For rolled oats, it will take 10 minutes after boiling, for whole grains, 30 minutes.
5When the porridge is ready, add the oil, stir and let stand for another 5 minutes.
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Everything is delicious, only 1 portion is not enough even for 1.I think one should make at least 2 servings (if an adult), or even more.
According to the recipe, I made half-and-half water-milk. Boiled the flakes for 20 minutes so that the thickness was normal. Apparently a lot depends on the quality of the oatmeal.
My advice is to do it on the water, in a 1k2 ratio. And after boiling, add milk to taste, right into the serving. And it will not be so hot, and you can adjust the taste.
This is your “taste” – priceless.Any recipe can be shortened to “heat the water, add the ingredients to the eye, add salt and sugar to taste and cook until tender”
Someone likes sweet porridge, someone – salty.
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care, the result “before and after”, recipes for the face of oatmeal from acne, reviews of cosmetologists
Every woman dreams of having healthy, beautiful skin. Shop shelves are crammed with a variety of gels and cleansers that promise perfect skin.Unfortunately, not all of them are really effective. When looking for a good cleanser, don’t forget about the well-known natural home remedies. One of them is oatmeal.
The oatmeal washing procedure has been known for a very long time and still does not lose popularity due to its effectiveness. In most cases, after using the product, you can expect an amazing effect.After the procedure, the skin becomes soft and velvety. Perhaps this effect can be achieved only after salon procedures. The skin becomes so attractive that sometimes there is no need to use decorative cosmetics and foundation.
Such washes are very useful for the face, they should be used by owners of dry and oily skin, those who are struggling with acne and age spots. A positive effect can be achieved if you wash your face with oatmeal for age-related skin changes.
All cosmetologists unanimously say that proper daily home care is the basis of skin health. Washing with oatmeal is beneficial because it contains a huge amount of substances that have a positive effect on the skin.
Oatmeal has a high content of important minerals:
- zinc helps to remove toxins and other harmful compounds from the skin;
- the presence of iron has a beneficial effect on the general condition of the skin;
- manganese content promotes rapid healing of small wounds, helps relieve redness and inflammation;
- The presence of sodium ensures the renewal of the skin, while improving blood circulation.
Oatmeal contains vitamins of group B, which are important for the skin, thanks to which it receives sufficient nutrition and hydration, gets rid of age spots. The presence of vitamin E in the product is very important, which protects the skin from the negative effects of the environment.
Oatmeal contains the necessary components, thanks to which the integument is rejuvenated and the aging process slows down.
Indications for use
Washing with oatmeal is a very effective remedy for problem and oily skin. With this wash, you can get rid of acne, blackheads and irregularities. Of course, the effect after application will be if the cause of the problem skin is not due to diseases of the body. In this case, it is necessary to cure all ailments inside the body, and then to improve the external condition. Otherwise, the effect will be short-lived.
One of the most important properties of oatmeal is its ability to draw out impurities, sebum, and toxins from the pores. Thanks to this product, the skin is perfectly cleansed, the pores are narrowed, due to the cleansing of the pores, the number of acne is reduced, and inflammation disappears. The face does not shine, as oatmeal has a beneficial effect on the proper functioning of the sebaceous glands.
This treatment is perfect for all other skin types. After washing, the skin becomes moisturized, since it does not dry out, as it happens when washing with soap. Oatmeal is capable of tightening the skin, improving its tone. In the fight against the first small wrinkles, this tool will be an excellent effective assistant.
Oatmeal perfectly protects the skin from an aggressive environment, helps to quickly get rid of dead cells.
It is worth noting that you rarely hear about contraindications for this procedure. Occasionally, an increase in skin rashes may occur. This is a reaction of the skin to cleansing, because impurities come out of the inner layers of the skin. Slight peeling is sometimes observed after the procedure.
As a rule, such reactions pass quickly enough.But later it will be possible to fully enjoy the desired effect. If the inflammation persists for a long time, then it is possible that there is an individual intolerance to the product. In this case, you should stop using and consult a specialist.
How to wash
First, thoroughly cleanse the skin. It should be remembered that washing with oatmeal is not a substitute for removing makeup. Therefore, if there is cosmetics on the skin, you should get rid of it. Micellar water or another mild cleanser will work well.
For those with dry skin without makeup on their face, a simple cleansing with clean water is often sufficient.
Method No. 1
When the skin is free of make-up, you can start washing.
To do this, you need:
- take one spoonful of oatmeal;
- two spoons of water.
Oatmeal can be used naturally or grind in a blender or coffee grinder. The effectiveness of the procedure will not change from grinding, but the crushed flakes have a more gentle effect on the skin. For sensitive skin, it is recommended to use crushed oatmeal or prepare a mixture based on oatmeal.
Mix oat flakes or flour with water and stir until a thick creamy mass is obtained.The mixture should be applied to the skin of the face with light circular massage movements. It is not necessary to wash off the mass immediately, it is recommended to leave it on the face for a few minutes, after which the mask must be washed off. A small drawback of this procedure is its inconvenience in everyday life. The fact is that oatmeal can clog the drain. To avoid this, you should use a special mesh for the sink or use another method of washing with oatmeal
Method No. 2
Another way is to wash your face with gauze.To do this, prepare the mixture according to the previous recipe, then carefully put it on cheesecloth and wrap it. Slightly squeezing the resulting bag, you need to wait until enough mucus from the oatmeal is released through the gauze. It must be applied to the face and, after waiting for a few minutes, rinse with warm water.
In this case, there is no need to worry about flakes clogging the downpipe.
Method No. 3
There is another recipe for preparing a product that is also very convenient for home use.Moreover, it will not clog the pipes.
To prepare it, pour a glass of oatmeal with warm water. The amount of water must be such that the flakes are completely covered. A glass with poured cereals must be refrigerated for 24 hours. After a day, the mixture is filtered, the liquid is carefully squeezed out of the flakes. The flakes remaining after straining are no longer useful, you can get rid of them. The resulting liquid should be sent back to the refrigerator for the same amount of time.It is with this liquid that washing will be performed. After washing your face, apply a cream suitable for your skin type.
The classic oatmeal wash is great for getting rid of acne. If you add other ingredients to the mixture, you can successfully get rid of other disadvantages. To achieve a whitening effect, add a small amount of lemon juice and baking soda to the oatmeal mixture. The resulting mass is able to effectively fight age spots, blackheads, acne marks.
You can make the mass more nutritious by adding a small amount of honey to it. This product can enrich the skin with a huge amount of nutrients and significantly improve its appearance. The main rule in the use of this remedy is the absence of allergy to honey.
Fruit is a great addition to this cleanser. Apricots and apples are the best choices. Peel, chop the fruit and add to the water and oatmeal mixture. Fermented milk products can also be an excellent addition to this mixture. This tool is able to effectively fight skin pigmentation. For dry skin, it is recommended to add olive, castor or almond oil to the mixture.
There are various variations of the product for oily and problem skin. For example, a mask with added clay. Blue or white clay removes oily sheen and helps to achieve a matte effect.To increase the effectiveness of the mask, a small amount of milk can be added instead of water. However, the milk must be fresh and of good quality.
For sensitive skin it is recommended to use crushed oatmeal. Burnt sugar can be added to enhance the exfoliating effect.
In combination with whole oatmeal, a fairly hard peeling is obtained.
Reviews of cosmetologists about this procedure are different. It is almost impossible to meet extremely negative feedback, since the procedure is usually suitable for everyone. This product cleanses and dries oily and combination skin, saturates dry skin with useful substances. Most experts approve of this procedure and agree with its effectiveness. Moreover, even many cosmetologists use this remedy.
Some experts argue that there are much more effective and modern cosmetics and recommend using them.Which option to choose is an individual matter. But it is better to try this remedy before you stop using it.
Customer reviews of this tool are often very good. In most cases, such washing helps to achieve an even, beautiful skin tone, get rid of acne and blackheads, improve complexion, reduce the number of fine expression lines and acquire healthy, radiant skin.
You will learn more about washing with oatmeal in the following video.