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Celebrate National Oatmeal Day on October 29th with #AveenoLovesOat

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Dontcha just LOVE oatmeal? The health benefits seem to be endless!

  • They are full of fiber – which helps lower cholesterol.
  • They are FULL of healthy minerals.
  • They are low in calories.
  • They reduce the risk of coronary artery disease.
  • They reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.
  • They lower blood pressure.

And that’s just what’s on the INSIDE!

Here are five ways to reap the beauty benefits of oatmeal:

  • Bath soak: For a truly relaxing bath, pour a cup of plain oatmeal into your tub as it fills up with warm water. Then add a few drops of lavender oil or a pinch of dried lavender. Soak in this aromatherapy solution for 15 to 30 minutes. The oatmeal will cleanse your skin and lock in moisture, while the lavender produces a calming, soothing scent.
  • Itchy skin remedy: According to the American Academy of Dermatology, “itchy, dry skin often has a high pH level, but oatmeal can help normalize your skin’s pH, which can relieve itchy, uncomfortable skin. Oatmeal baths also soften and moisturize your skin, which helps lock in moisture and protect skin from exterior irritants.”
  • Face wash: Oatmeal contains chemicals known as saponins that are characterized by their intense cleansing properties. Saponins are commonly added to shampoos and detergents for it’s emulsifying and foaming abilities that create a rich lather. Dr. Stuart believes this makes oatmeal ideal to use as a face mask, cleanser or soap for every skin type, especially sensitive skin. For a simple homemade recipe, mix whole oatmeal with warm water into a paste and add a teaspoon of honey. Rub the cleanser onto your skin in circular motions to cleanse face. The antibacterial action of honeywill also help to relieve inflamed skin and alleviate dryness.
  • Exfoliator treatment: If over-the-counter scrubs tend to leave your skin raw and red, try exfoliating with a do-it-yourself treatment with blended colloidal oatmeal, coconut oil, brown sugar and lukewarm water. You’ll get the same cleansing and buffering properties without all the unnecessary harshness. Plus, the coconut oil will give your skin a healthy-looking glow.
  • Dry shampoo: Just as oatmeal works wonders at removing excess dirt and debris from the body, it can also help to reduce the appearance of dirty hair. Blondes can brush through a light dusting of finely ground oats throughout their strands to soak up excess oils. Your homemade oatmeal dry shampoo will also help to relieve an itchy scalp.

Good thing Aveeno is here to provide all the amazing beauty benefits of oatmeal!!

Did you know that October 29th is National Oatmeal Day? In collaboration with Aveeno as an Ambassador, they provided me with this gorgeous Mochila Bag – and a bunch of goodies! #AveenoLovesOat!

How gorgeous is this hand-woven bag?

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Inside my Mochila bag was a bunch of Aveeno Goodies! I have their Daily Moisturizing Lotion – which is AMAZING. I’m super excited to try their soothing bath treatment which uses 100% natural oatmeal for soothing aching skin. I can’t wait to use it next time my son comes home from playing a long football game!

They also sent along a MixMyOwn.com oatmeal, in Aveeno’s special blend! YUM! I had never checked out MixMyOwn.com before – what a cool site! Go check it out!

What is your favorite oatmeal product? Hashtag your answers to #AveenoLovesOat!

Disclosure: I was not paid for this post – the products were sent for review purposes only. Opinions here are 100% my own.

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Get the Look: Jennifer Aniston looks FLAWLESS at TIFF!

Last night, AVEENO® Global Ambassador Jennifer Aniston showed off her glowing skin at the premiere of her upcoming film, Cake. Aniston’s make-up artist, Angela Levin, created the star’s natural look, which she debuted at the Toronto Film Festival, with the help of AVEENO® products. Read on for insider beauty secrets from Angela Levin to recreate Aniston’s effortless look!

I started the day by prepping Jen’s skin with AVEENO® POSITIVELY RADIANT® Skin Brightening Daily Scrub. It’s very gentle and leaves the skin feeling clean and fresh, making it a perfect surface for makeup application.

I proceed by applying AVEENO® POSITIVELY RADIANT® Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 on her face and neck. Jen loves this moisturizer – it feels light on the skin and is very effective in keeping it hydrated and toned throughout the day.

I then applied a light coat of foundation by CHANEL Perfection Lumière Velvet, in two colors – 60 Beige on her neck and outer areas of her face and 50 Beige in the center. By doing that it makes the eye area, lips and cheeks slightly brighter.

I then used CHANEL Les Beiges in N50 as a bronzer on her forehead, chin and cheek using the brush that comes with the compact. I love this product because it’s matte and I can build the application to heavier or lighter.

For her checks, I mixed CHANEL Cream Blush in Chamade with Make Up Forever Cream Blush 335 and gently applied using my fingers, creating a sun kissed natural look.

After applying all the creams and powders I focused on her eyes and used a combination of Revlon Eye Shadow Chocolate and Melon and Edward Bess Prismette Eye Shadow Quad in Cosmic Bliss. They are all rich warm colors that really bring out Jen’s gorgeous blue eyes. I always finish the eyes with the one and only inimitable intense CHANEL mascara in black – no eye liner was used for this look.

To finish the look I slightly filled her eye brows with Senna Sketch-A-Brow pencil in light taupe.

#Aveenosun has you COVERED this summer!

Trends come and go but healthy skin is always in! AVEENO® offers a wide range of sun care products with superior broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and exclusive ACTIVE NATURALS® ingredients for healthy, beautiful skin.

What I appreciate about Aveeno – is that I don’t have to worry at all about not being protected. Their sunscreen is by far the ONLY sunscreen I use daily, and keep in my purse!

The sun is finally here in Oregon – and it is HOT! We were in the sun this holiday weekend from Thursday all the way through Sunday, without much of a break. To keep myself and the kids protected during our 90 degree days, I kept us lathered up in Aveeno’s sunblock. I love their face sunblocks because I don’t have to worry about it clogging my pores.

Saturday afternoon I took my boys to a local pool, where I sat on the side, reading a book. I recently downloaded “A House in the Sky” on my Kindle, and I am tearing through it! The kids swam, and I sat in the sun, reading a book. It was heaven, not gonna lie.

#Aveeno sent along a goodie bag full of summer must-haves! I got a pair of Wildfox Sunglasses, Aveeno Sun Block, and a beautiful gold Make a Wish bracelet! What’s in your summer must-have bag?

Dermatologist Dr. Jeanine Downie has included these Sun Tips to remember when outdoors:

Choose a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.

Sunscreen protects against harmful UVA/UVB rays. It prevents and slows down the aging process.

Make sure to use 1 oz. of sunscreen on all exposed skin. Pay careful attention to face, neck, ears, back of neck & hands.

Spread the word and encourage others to protect their skin too.

Make Her Up is an Aveeno blog ambassador. We are not paid for this post, products were received in exchange for this post.

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AVEENO Teams Up Jennifer Aniston to Debut “The Beauty of Nature” Video Series

We’re excited to share some oat-standing news. Drumroll please… the debut of “The Beauty of Nature,” a series of video narratives celebrating ingredients found in nature and their potential to help enhance one’s natural beauty. The first digital short (below) is narrated by Brand Ambassador Jennifer Aniston and highlights the compelling farm-to-formulation journey of the AVEENO® Brand’s first ACTIVE NATURALS® ingredient: oat.

“I’ve used AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Lotion since I was in my 20s but working on this project and learning everything that goes into their skincare products – how they are conscious of the ingredients chosen, how they’re grown, how they’re formulated – has given me a whole new appreciation for the Brand. I realize that what makes all the difference is actually the story behind the products so it’s great to be able to help share that story,” – AVEENO® Brand Ambassador Jennifer Aniston

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