Oatmeal is a naturally beneficial ingredient found in many DIY skin care recipes. Oats contain avenanthramides, which are anti-inflammatory, so oatmeal masks may help with skin issues like rosacea or eczema. Oatmeal also contains zinc, which can soak up excess skin oil. Since the cold weather season is upon us, we’ve rounded up four DIY oatmeal face mask recipes for whenever your skin needs a little TLC. These masks contain oatmeal along with other ingredients to boost your complexion.
We know putting applesauce on your face sounds odd. But this oatmeal, honey, and applesauce face mask can work as a great exfoliator for your skin. Pure applesauce contains malic acid, which is known to improve skin firmness and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Just be sure to purchase pure applesauce without any additives.
2 tablespoons oatmeal
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons apple sauce
Mix ingredients together in a bowl. Apply mask to face and leave on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off with tepid water.
This is one of our favorite DIY oatmeal face masks. The oats exfoliate, the honey moisturizes, and the yogurt contains lactic acid, which can brighten skin and help treat hyperpigmentation. Lastly, the strawberries are chock-full of Vitamin C, which boasts a plethora of skin benefits, including free radical protection.
¼ cup rolled oats
3 tablespoons yogurts
2 tablespoons honey
Blend the dry oats until they form a powder. Move the powder to a bowl. Next, puree the strawberries, then add them to the bowl along with the yogurt and honey. Let the mixture stand for about 10-15 minutes so that the ingredients saturate. Then, apply the mask to your face, avoiding the eye and mouth areas. Allow it to soak into your skin for 10-20 minutes before rinsing it off.
Avocados are packed with moisturizing ingredients. This DIY mask also has coconut oil, which touts antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, along with its moisture-boosting abilities. Note: We left lemon juice out of the original recipe because it can be irritating to sensitive skin. That being said, feel free to add it if you want!
1 tablespoon rolled oats
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 drops of your favorite essential oil (we love using lavender)
Start by mashing 1/2 an avocado with a fork in a bowl. Next, add the rolled oats to a food processor and coarse until they’re ground (roughly). Place the oats into a bowl with the mashed avocado and mix together well.
This oatmeal and egg face mask will help soothe stressed out skin.
½ cup cooked oatmeal
1 tablespoon almond oil
Whip ingredients together in a bowl. Apply the mixture to your face, and let it sit for ten minutes before washing off with warm water.