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How to Make an Oatmeal Facemask?

December 25, 2022
How to Make an Oatmeal Facemask?

I'm sure you're familiar with oatmeal as a breakfast food, but did you know it can make an excellent facemask? Oatmeal is packed with antioxidants, which protect your skin from environmental damage. Its natural anti-inflammatory properties can help soothe and calm irritated skin. 

In this blog post, I'll show you how to make an oatmeal face mask that will leave your skin glowing like never before. So what are you waiting for? Keep reading to uncover this delicious skincare secret.

Oatmeal and Honey for All Skin Types

Colloidal oatmeal has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial qualities. It reduces itching and promotes the integrity of the skin barrier. As a result, it is an effective supplementary treatment for eczema patients since they have impaired skin barrier and altered skin microbiota components. 

Honey is an excellent humectant for hydration. It helps seal the skin moisture, and it also possesses antimicrobial characteristics.

If you want a quality facemask, prepare a warm bowl of oatmeal. Then add two tablespoons of honey to the mixture. After allowing the oatmeal to cool, apply it to your face. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

Milk & Oatmeal Face Mask

Oats' calming and softening effects make them an excellent complement to your skin care regimen. Combine these qualities with the lactic acid in milk, which exfoliates dead skin cells to expose smoother, cleaner skin underneath. This combo provides a fantastic formula for radiant, young, glowing skin.

Pour one tablespoon of whole rolled oats into a bowl for mixing. Then add two teaspoons of milk. Strew 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and stir well until the mixture is uniform and smooth.

To remove makeup and open pores, wash your face and neck with warm water using a cleanser that does not include oil. Apply the mixture on your face, neck, and chest for twenty minutes. After twenty minutes, remove the face mask with warm water. Softly pat your skin dry with a towel.

Exfoliating Apple & Oatmeal Mask for All Skin Types

Apple is high in antioxidants. It also contains malic acid, an AHA that dissolves dead skin cells. Rose water has anti-inflammatory effects, is beneficial for sensitive skin, and soothes inflamed skin. 

To make this unforgettable mask, add a few drops of rose water to two teaspoons of applesauce, one spoonful of honey, and two tablespoons of oats. Maintain for 10 to 15 minutes and rinse with warm water.

Yogurt and Oatmeal Mask


If you have oily or mixed skin, you understand how tough it is to find the ideal skin care products. You need to look no further! This yogurt and oats face mask is crazy good.

To make this, combine twelve cups of boiling water and thirteen cups of oats in a mixing dish. Ensure that the water penetrates the oats by stirring. The mixture should rest for two minutes.

Add two teaspoons of plain yogurt, two teaspoons of honey, and one egg white. The ingredients must be well combined until the yogurt, honey, and egg white are dissolved. If the combination is still warm to the touch, let it cool.

To remove makeup and open pores, wash your face and neck with warm water using a cleanser that does not include oil. Apply a little layer of the facial mask to your face, neck, and décolleté when it is ready. After allowing it to rest for 15 minutes, rinse it with warm water.

The Benefits of Oatmeal on Your Skin

Oatmeal isn't just delicious and nutritious for your gut. Here are some benefits it provides for your skin:


Oatmeal is rich in vitamins and supplement, making it beneficial for the body and skin. It contains vitamin E, which helps decrease facial inflammation, giving you younger-looking skin. Vitamin E is also an antioxidant, meaning it protects and moisturizes the skin.

Soothes Itchy Skin

If you suffered from chickenpox as a youngster, you likely took an oatmeal bath at some time to soothe your itchy, inflamed skin. There is a logic behind it!

Oatmeal includes anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities that alleviate irritation caused by dry, damaged skin. However, chickenpox is not the only ailment that causes itchy and dry skin. If you or your child have eczema, you know the itchiness that often accompanies the flare-ups.

Exfoliates Your Skin Gently

Dermatologists recommend exfoliating your face and body at least two to three times each week. Use oatmeal as an exfoliant to naturally get rid of dead skin cells and expose the smooth skin behind those oily, greasy buildup.

Shields The Skin

Oatmeal contains flavonoids, which protect your body from environmental toxins. They can also absorb UVA rays, but they are no replacement for sunscreen.  

Purifies Naturally

Oatmeal is a natural cleaner since it includes saponins, a plant-based carbohydrate. They are recognized for their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.

The saponins in oatmeal make it a mild but efficient cleanser since they do not rob the skin of its natural oils. This natural cleaner eliminates pore-clogging grime and oil.

Helps Several Skin Problems

If you have any chronic skin conditions, then you are no stranger to experimenting with various treatment options. If you have yet to try oatmeal, then you are missing out. Oatmeal is a friend to all skin types, including dry skin, sensitive skin, irritated skin, oily skin, and everything else.

Enhances Your Skin's Appearance

Everyone desires a flawless complexion. This is one of the benefits of applying oatmeal to the skin. If you have age spots, acne scars, or skin discoloration, try oatmeal (or oat proteins), which has been shown to eliminate blemishes.

Stimulates Collagen Production

Collagen is a naturally occurring protein that gives skin a lush, young appearance. It is a common element in many costly beauty products. Good news! Naturally, oats stimulate the skin to increase collagen synthesis.

Absorbs Excess Oil

Excess oil on the face may be a daily annoyance and contribute to acne breakouts. Because oatmeal is absorbent, it can quickly eliminate excess oil accumulation.

Final Thoughts

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If you're looking for a way to nourish and revitalize your skin, an oatmeal facemask is a perfect solution. This simple recipe is easy to follow and requires only a few ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen. So why not give it a try? 

We would love to hear about your experience with this facemask – feel free to leave us a comment below. And if you have other tips or tricks for making the perfect oatmeal mask, we would also love to hear those.

* All the information and content in this blog post are intended for informational purposes only. It should not be a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with a licensed professional before you follow anything you read in this blog post.

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Dr. Hilda Wong, MD

My name is Dr. Hilda Wong, MD, graduated from Avalon University School of Medicine. I have over 5 years of medical externship experience and a published researcher on PubMed. I'm also a health and nutrition enthusiast and have written several blogs and magazines in these areas. Forgot to mention that I own a Toy Australian Shepherd and a Betta Fish, and have an amazing zest for life, fashion, health, nutrition, and pets.

Dr. Hilda Wong, MD