Oatmeal Mask
Homemade Face Masks

You want to know why an oatmeal mask should fit in your natural skin care regime. Even as long as 4000 years ago people already knew about the skin soothing and other skin care properties of oatmeal. How many years of research and development do you want? That's a loooong history of zillions of happy and healthy skins

And everyone, and that includes you, can enjoy a relaxing and satisfying spa experience right there in your own home with these oatmeal masks. It's all made clear; these face mask recipes are as simple as ABC, affordable or downright cheap and you probably have the ingredients already somewhere in your kitchen cabinets




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Why an oatmeal mask; what are the oatmeal benefits for me…or my skin?

Where to begin? Oats absorb and remove surface dirt and impurities, they deep cleanse your pores, they scrub and gently exfoliate, and finally hydrate and soften your skin

For many people a simple oatmeal face mask has also been a natural and effective way to treat many skin conditions, like oily or dry skin, acne, zits, blemishes, sunburn, razor burns, and even chicken pox. It has even been clinically proven to heal dry, itchy skin; and its gentle nature makes oatmeal also perfect for sensitive skin


If you want to find out more about oatmeal as an active ingredient in do-it-yourself facial masks visit our homemade facial mask basics page by clicking on the link. There you can also find out more about many other possible ingredients and ways to combine them into your own signature facial mask recipe



Some useful tips

Before applying any facial mask clean your face and neck with fresh water. Take off all cosmetics, creams, lotions, in short: everything. Use a non abrasive, non aggressive soap if necessary. When finished, pat your skin dry

Even better is to take a hot shower or a steam bath to clean and open up your pores. For some useful steam bath suggestions & tips check our steam bath page


When you have applied the oatmeal face mask of choice make sure you take your time to lie down, place a towel under your head and neck. Put 2 cucumber slices on your eyes; or use 2 used and cooled down chamomile teabags (our personal favorite!) or 2 cotton pads soaked in rose or lavender water


To make your face mask experience even more satisfying we suggest you check our quick facial tips page. These will smooth out your home spa experience just a little bit more





Homemade face masks
Oatmeal mask recipes


We got some deep cleansing and hydrating oatmeal mask recipes gathered here for you. These should keep you occupied and clean for a while ;-)

For these recipes you can grind rolled oats to flour in a food processor or coffee grinder for best results. You can also useunflavored and unsweetened instant oatmeal (although the natural skin care purists don't agree on using instant stuff!)

Another way is to cook some oatmeal or organic rolled oats as described on the package; if you do allow the oatmeal to cool slightly after cooking


Enjoy making and applying these homemade face masks all by yourself or with friends

It's now official home spa pampering time! Gather the ingredients, invite some friends over, turn off your phone, turn on your favorite music, pour that drink you love, shift your mind to the good things in life, put on a smile and most importantly:


Think positive, happy thoughts and relax...

this is actually half the secret of these recipes!




Enjoy and have FUN!



Homemade face masks

Basic Oatmeal mask


THE most basic exfoliating oatmeal mask ever, but don't be deceived by its simplicity, it sloughs off dry skin like it's going out of style…can't go wrong


What do you need:

  • 3/4 cup dry Oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup warm water


How to do it:

Mix the dry oatmeal with the warm water into a smooth sticky paste, add either more water or oatmeal to get the right consistency

Spread the paste gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck; keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on until it dries out. It's time to wash when you feel that your skin starts to be a bit itchy

Then wash it off with lukewarm water and end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer, this way you "seal" your skin to keep the water inside


Got this one down? It's easy; to move on from this basic oatmeal mask you can start adding your own ingredients. The combinations are endless and only your imagination is the limit. Just to give you an idea: Honey, Yogurt, Milk, Cucumber, Aloe Vera, Apple, Banana, Lemon juice, Egg whit, Egg yolk, Baking soda, Olive oil, Strawberries, these are just a handful of ingredients that make a good combination with oatmeal

Or just read on and get a good idea of what is possible




Homemade face masks

Honey, Lemon Oatmeal mask


The next step in oatmeal mask country, lemon exfoliates and honey is still the queen of skin care. Honey is a humectant which means it attracts and keeps moisture there where it should be: under your skin, it leaves you with silky soft skin


What do you need:

  • 2 tablespoons Oatmeal
  • 3 tablespoons organic Honey
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice


How to do it:

Warm up the honey until it becomes runny (not too hot!) by putting it in a small glass or metal bowl which is immersed in hot water (or a few seconds in the microwave)

Mix the honey and the rest of the ingredients in a mixing bowl until you have a nice and smooth paste that is consistent enough so it will stay onyour face without it running off

Smooth the paste gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck: keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 30 minutes

Then wash it off with lukewarm water and end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer, this way you "seal" your skin to keep the water inside

Tip: For a silky smooth skin try our honey face masks





Homemade face masks

Aloe Vera, Cucumber, Egg white Oatmeal mask


A perfect oatmeal face mask for oily skin, it will leave your skin soft and moisturized


What do you need:

  • 2 tablespoons Oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoons Aloe Vera gel
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 Egg White


How to do it:

Peel the cucumber and cut it in pieces. Put these in a blender and pure them until you have a nice smooth paste

Put the paste in a mixing bowl and add the oatmeal and aloe vera, mix this well. Then slowly whisk an egg white to this mixture using a whisk or fork until you have a smooth and even substance

Spread the paste gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck: keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes Then rinse it off with cold water; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer





Homemade face masks

Egg, Olive oil Oatmeal mask


Another basic oatmeal mask, the egg feeds and tightens your skin while the olive oil is a gentle and rich moisturizer


What do you need:

  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup Oatmeal
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin Olive oil


How to do it:

Mix all the ingredients until you have a paste that is consistent enough so it will stay on your face without it running off

Spread this gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck: keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes

Then wash it off with alternately cold and warm water and end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply amoisturizer


Tip: Skin tightens more with our egg white masks





Homemade face masks

Strawberry, Apple, Honey Oatmeal mask


A simple and fruity oatmeal face mask for all skin types; it will make your skin light up


What do you need:

  • 1/4 cup Oatmeal
  • 1/2 ripe Apple
  • 1/2 cup ripe Strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons organic Honey


How to do it:

Core an apple and cut one half in pieces (the other half you eat.) Put this together with the strawberries, honey and oatmeal in a food processor and blend it into a nice smooth paste that is consistent enough so it will stay on our face without it running off

Spread this gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck; keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 30 minutes

Then wash it off with cold water; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer


Tip: More fruity masks? Visit our fruit mask recipes page





Homemade face masks

Yogurt, Honey, Cucumber Oatmeal mask


With this typical oatmeal face mask you can hydrate the driest skin, will soothe and smooth your skin


What do you need:


How to do it:

Peel the cucumber, and cut it into pieces. Put these together with the yogurt, honey and oatmeal in a food processor. Mash and mix it until you have a smooth paste that is consistent enough so it will stay on your face without it running off

Put it in the fridge for about 15 minutes to let it cool down

Spread this gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck: keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 30 minutes

Then wash it off with alternately cold and warm water and end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer





Homemade face masks

Cream cheese, Lemon juice Oatmeal mask


A nice combination oatmeal face mask that will make your skin shining and smooth. The lactic acid in cream cheese shrinks the pores and cleans your skin. The citric acid in lemon exfoliates and can lighten your skin. The oatmeal swells up the skin between the facial expression wrinkles


What do you need:


How to do it:

Mix all the ingredients until you have a smooth paste that is consistent enough so it will stay on your face without it running off

Spread this gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck: keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 15 minutes

Then wash it off with lukewarm water and end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer




Homemade face masks

Baby milk powder, Egg white, Orange Oatmeal mask


Baby milk powder a slightly unusual oatmeal mask ingredient? Maybe, but not less efficient, milk powder is perfect for dry skin


What do you need:


How to do it:

Mix all the ingredients until you have a smooth paste that is consistent enough so it will stay on your face without it running off

Spread this gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck: keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 20 minutes

Then wash it off with alternately cold and warm water and end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer


Tip: Want to cure your dry skin? Try our home remedies for dry skin or more specific face masks for dry skin





Homemade face masks

Egg white, Lemon Oatmeal mask


Another simple yet effective oatmeal mask variation. Both lemon juice and egg white are astringent which means it seriously tightens up your skin. This mask will also help removing excess oil from your skin, which will be helpful if you have blackheads or blemishes


What do you need:


How to do it:

Fluff up the egg with a whisk and slowly add the oatmeal and lemon juice. Mix it until you have a smooth paste that is consistent enough so it will stay on your face without it running off

Spread this gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck: keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask to dry. You know when it is time when your face starts to itch slightly from the drying oatmeal

Then wash it off with alternately cold and warm water and end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer


Tip: Find more natural toners on our homemade facial toner page





Homemade face masks

Milk, Apple, Cucumber, Honey Oatmeal mask


Milk and cucumber are both great moisturizers. This oatmeal face mask will help to reduce redness, draw out oil and blackheads


What do you need:


How to do it:

Cut the apple and cucumber in pieces and put them together with all the ingredients in a blender and mash and mix it well until you have a smooth substance

Smooth the paste gently and equally with your finger tips on your clean face and neck; keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 20 minutes

Then wash it off with lukewarm water and end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer


Tip: In your fight against acne try our acne face mask recipes

Tip 2: Blackheads are uncool; try our home remedies for blackheads





Homemade face masks

Chinese clay, Milk powder Oatmeal mask


A very effective oatmeal face mask for dry skin. White Kaolin Clay also known as China or White Clay is the mildest of all clays and even suitable for sensitive skin. It stimulates circulation to the skin while gently exfoliating and cleansing it

Both the milk powder and oatmeal are known to help dry skin. The combination only strengthen this


What do you need:


How to do it:

Mix the clay, milk powder and oatmeal with enough water until you have a smooth and sticky substance that will stay on your face without it running off

Smooth the paste gently and equally with your finger tips on your clean face and neck; keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes

Then wash it off with lukewarm water and end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply one of our moisturizers




Some words of Caution

A lot of fruits contain citric acid. Lemon, lime and orange (juice) in specific. When you use them in a skin treatment always be careful with how much you use. Too much can cause acid burns. Also if you have sensitive skin be extra aware with these ingredients

Same goes for all essential oils, this is really powerful stuff; be very careful what and how much you use

Because you can never be too careful when it comes to your skin, always do a patch test on a small piece of skin (e.g. behind the ear) to see how your skin reacts to separate ingredients



Dry skin, or simply looking for more
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