Pure oatmeal (not the flavored artificial stuff) is one of the most basic yet beneficial natural ingredients found in DIY skin care recipes, and it packs tons of skin benefits. Oats contain avenanthramides, which are anti-inflammatory, so oatmeal masks are an ideal choice for those who suffer from irritated skin issues like rosacea or eczema. It’s also great for acne sufferers because thanks to the zinc, which is believed to soak up excess oil from your skin. We’ve rounded up five DIY oatmeal face mask recipes to treat yourself to whenever your skin needs a little boost. These masks all include oatmeal along with other ingredients that will boost your complexion.
We know the idea of 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 as well as 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 to make because it’s multifunctional: 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 protection from free radicals.
¼ cup rolled oats
3 tablespoons yogurts
2 tablespoons honey
Blend the dry oats until they turn into 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.
We’ve previously shared the beauty benefits of avocados (we’ve also covered how to grow them in your apartment). Avocados are packed with beneficial nutrients that can moisturize skin and give your winter complexion a much-needed boost. Plus, it’s got coconut oil, which touts antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, along with it’s well-known moisturizing abilities. Note: We left lemon juice out of the original recipe because we’re not a fan of putting it on our skin — 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.
Let’s be real: 2020 has not been easy. The stress of this year has inevitably taken a toll on our bodies — skin included. This oatmeal and egg face mask will help soothe your 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 it off with warm water.
Turmeric is well-loved for its anti-inflammatory benefits, as is oatmeal. With this DIY face mask, you’ll get a double-boost of skin smoothing benefits. This mask can also fight acne and bright your overall skin tone.
Want more skin care recipes? We got ’em. Check out these five skin care recipes for fall right here.
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