15 Best DIY Oatmeal Face Masks for Flawless Skin

Besides being a great breakfast cereal, oatmeal is also a healthy treat for your skin. When mixed with some more ingredients, it can add up to the radiance of all skin types. Oatmeal is one of the least expensive ingredients for a homemade face mask that can enable you to realize your dreams of becoming a head-turner in no time. Loaded with anti-inflammatory properties, it helps soothe your skin. It has a lot of beauty benefits such as it brightens your complexion, and effectively treats eczema, acne, blackheads, etc. Here are some of the easy recipes to prepare oatmeal masks.

1. Oatmeal – Apple Exfoliating Mask (All Skin Types)

Ingredients

  • Rose water
  • Honey – 1tablespoon
  • Applesauce –  2 tablespoons
  • Oatmeal – 2 tablespoons

Method

Combine oatmeal, honey, a few drops of rose water, and applesauce (you can prepare applesauce by puree a ½ medium-sized cut and peeled apple). Keep it for 10-15 minutes. Wash off with tepid water.

2. Oatmeal – Baking Soda Facial Mask (For Acne-prone Skin)

Ingredients

  • Water (just enough to make a paste)
  • Baking soda –  1 teaspoon
  • Oatmeal – 2 tablespoons

Method

Blend oatmeal in a food processor or blender. Add baking soda and water to prepare a paste. Cleanse your face and pat dry. Then apply this paste. Let it sit for 10 -15 minutes and wash off with cool water.

3. Blemish Buster (For Flawed Skin)

Ingredients

  • Colloidal oatmeal – 3 tablespoons
  • White wine vinegar – 1 teaspoon
  • Fresh lemon juice – 1 teaspoon
  • Warm water – ¼ cup
  • Honey – 1 teaspoon

Method

Mix all the ingredients to form a paste. Smear on your face and massage gently in circular motions. Wash off after 5 minutes with warm water.

Note – Do not leave this mask for more than 5 minutes.

4. Oatmeal Mask for Combination/Oily Skin

Ingredients

  • Oatmeal (cooked) – ¼ cup
  • Honey – 1 tablespoon
  • Plain yogurt – 2 to 3 tablespoons

Method

Combine all the ingredients thoroughly. Smear it on your face. Keep it for 10-15 minutes. Wash with cool water.

5. Oatmeal – Egg Mask

Ingredients

  • Egg – 1
  • Cooked oatmeal (cooled) – ½ cup
  • Apple (mashed) – ½
  • Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon

Method

Mix all the ingredients. Spread the mask on your face and rinse off with warm water after 10 minutes.

6. Oatmeal Moisturizing Facial Mask (For Dry Skin)

Ingredients

  • Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon
  • Oatmeal – 2 tablespoons
  • Honey – 1tablespoon

Method

Combine together lemon juice, oats, and honey. Spread the mask on your face and leave it for some time. Use warm water to rinse off.

7. Oatmeal – Almond Oil Mask (For Dry Skin)

Ingredients

  • Cooked oatmeal – ½ cup
  • Banana (mashed) – ½
  • Honey – 1tablespoon
  • Egg – 1
  • Almond oil – 1 tablespoon

Method

Mix all the ingredients. Stir well. Apply on your face. Rinse off after 10 minutes using warm water.

8. Oatmeal – Tomato Face Mask

Ingredients

  • Ripe tomato (with seeds and skin) – 1
  • Oatmeal – 1 tablespoon
  • Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon

Method

Add oatmeal to chopped tomato. Mix lemon juice in it. Prepare a coarse paste by blending all the ingredients in a food processor. Cleanse your face and neck, and then, apply this paste. Remove it with a wash cloth after 10 minutes. Splatter warm water.

9. Olive Oil – Oatmeal Face Mask

Ingredients

  • Olive oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Egg white – 1
  • Oatmeal (cooked) – ½ cup
  • Lemon juice – a few drops

Method

Mix olive oil, egg white and cooked oatmeal. Stir well. Mix again after adding lemon juice. Use this paste on your cleansed neck and face with the help of your fingertips. Wait for 20 – 30 minutes. Remove it with a wash cloth. Rinse off with warm water.

10. Oatmeal – Chamomile Mask

Ingredients

  • Old fashioned oats (pulsed a few times in food processor) – ½ cup
  • Chamomile tea (strongly brewed) – 2 tablespoons to ¼ cup
  • White sugar (optional) – 2 tablespoons
  • Baking soda – 1 teaspoon
  • Honey – 1 tablespoon

Method

Brew 1 cup of chamomile tea. Combine honey, baking soda and oats in a small bowl. Now add 2 tablespoons of tea to oat mixture. Put it aside for 5 minutes. If the paste is too dry, you can get the desired consistency by adding a small amount of tea. Add white sugar and mix well. Apply the mask to cleansed, damp face. Rinse off after 5-7 minutes. Massage with a moisturizer.

11. Natural Bentonite Clay – Oatmeal Mask

Ingredients

  • Calcium bentonite clay (powdered form) – 1 tablespoon
  • Tea tree oil – 2 to 3 drops
  • Oatmeal – 1 teaspoon
  • Water – 1 tablespoon

Method

Mix oatmeal, bentonite clay and water. Then add tea tree oil. Combine all the ingredients thoroughly. Apply a thin coat of mask on your face. Leave it on for 8-10 minutes. Remove off with warm water.

Note – Just after removing the mask, you may notice slight redness on the skin. It will fade away within ½ an hour. Before using it on your face, you can choose to spot test elsewhere on your skin.

12. Cucumber – Oatmeal Face Mask (For Acne-prone Skin)

Ingredients

  • Cucumber – ½
  • Ground oatmeal – 2 tablespoons
  • Honey
  • Lemon juice

Method

Blend together all the ingredients. Apply on the clean skin. Let it sit for 15 – 20 minutes. Wash off with warm water.

13. Oatmeal Mask for Tightening the Skin

Ingredients

  • Hot water – ½ cup
  • Plain yogurt – 2 tablespoons
  • Egg white – 1
  • Honey – 2 tablespoons
  • Oatmeal – 1/3 cup

Method

Mix oatmeal and hot water. Put it aside and allow it to thicken. Combine egg white, honey and yogurt in a separate bowl. Add this mixture to oatmeal mixture and stir well. Cleanse your face and neck, and spread the mask with the help of your fingertips. After 10-15 minutes, remove it with a wash cloth or warm water.

14. Oatmeal – Cinnamon Mask

Ingredients

  • Ground oatmeal – 1 cup
  • Ground rosemary  – 1 teaspoon
  • Ground cinnamon (optional) – a dash
  • Milk (for normal skin), purified water (for oily skin), or cream (for dry skin)

Method

Mix all the ingredients properly in a small bowl. Store it in an airtight container. Keep it away from light or extreme heat. Gently smear on your face and neck whenever required. Wait for 20 minutes and wash with warm water. Then, rub your favorite moisturizer.

15. Oatmeal – Honey Mask

Ingredients

  • Oat flour – 1 tablespoon
  • Honey – 2 tablespoons
  • Milk – 1 tablespoon

Method

Combine honey and oat flour. Add milk and stir till you get the desired consistency. Apply for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. It is the best mask for sensitive skin.

 

Why Facemasks Are Great

Self Care

This term may seem like one that is extremely catch-phrasey and corny, but it is so much more than that. This word means keeping yourself healthy, taking care of yourself, and loving yourself through the ways you care for your body and mind. Doing a facemask is great because it allows you to unwind, relax, and get pampered a bit. But you can practice self-care without breaking the bank, right in your own home.

Detoxifying

So many toxins just sit around under your skin without ever being drawn out. They wreak all kinds of havoc to your skin and specifically your face, but without drawing them out, this will not stop. Face masks allow for deep under the skin cleaning that helps you to have good, clear skin because you're drawing out the bad stuff and cleaning out the pores. You will not only feel better when you finish with the facemask, but you will look better.

Glow Enhancer

You can get every type of cleaner out there, but if it does not go any further, you will not have a regimen that makes your face more beautiful and glowing. The facemasks are great for allowing your skin to feel great because it will be moisturized and in turn will help it to shine.

Fun With Friends

It's fun to do facemasks during a girls night in or at a sleepover! Self-care is especially fun with friends. You can DIY your own mask and tweak it to have whatever mask has the best ingredients for your personal skin and the skin of your friends. Throw a party where you make your own. Get a whole spread of ingredients and go wild. Health, self-care, and glowing skin are the best things to do with friends.

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