DIY: 6 Oatmeal Masks for 6 Skin Types


6  Oatmeal Masks for 6 Skin Types

Turn your Cereal into Spa Treatments with homemade Oatmeal masks. This nutrient dense grain is loaded with avenanthramides antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds to help soothe dry, itchy, or irritated skin.

Its natural oil absorbing properties, makes it an ideal for acne prone skin. So don't toss those leftover oats, spread them on your face! Read on for 6 oatmeal mask recipes for 6 different skin types that you can pull from the pantry.

red haired girl with oatmeal mask

1. Basic Oatmeal Mask for ALL SKIN TYPES

Instant Oatmeal will do for this quick and easy mask ( it should be flavor and additive free). Oatmeal is great for treating inflammation and skin redness.

Colloidal oatmeal, which is a fine powder of whole ground oats, can improve the skin barrier, and enhance moisturization. Often used for dry skin and eczema because of it's anti-inflammatory properties.


Cook one serving of oatmeal. Allow to cool (you can also use slightly warm, but never hot). Apply to the affected areas. Leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with cool water.*

honey in a bowl

2. Basic Honey Oatmeal Mask for ALL SKIN TYPES

Oatmeal has been used for decade to treat a variety of skin conditions. Because colloidal oatmeal  promotes a healthy skin barrier, it has been shown to be helpful as adjunctive therapy in eczema patients who often have compromised skin barriers and altered skin microbiome composition

Honey is a natural antibacterial, humectant and can hydrate the skin and seal in moisture.
  • 1 serving oatmeal
  • 2 tablespoons honey


Cook one serving of oatmeal. Add two tablespoons of honey to hot oatmeal. Allow the oatmeal to cool and then apply to the face. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with tepid water.
apples red

3. Apple & Oatmeal Exfoliating Mask for ALL SKIN TYPES

Antioxidant rich apples contain an AHA called malic acid, which removes dead skin cells. Rose water has anti-inflammatory properties that aid in soothing irritated and sensitive skin.

  • 2 tablespoons oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons applesauce
  • Few drops of rosewater
Mix 2 tablespoons applesauce, 1 tablespoon honey, and 2 tablespoons oatmeal together, with a few drops of rose water. Leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with tepid water.

4. Oatmeal Face Mask for Acne-Prone Skin

Baking soda is often used to gently exfoliate dead skin cells, and may also help open and deep cleanse pores, clearing away blackheads and absorbing excess oil from the skin.

  • 2 tablespoons oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Water (just enough to make a paste)
Grind two tablespoons of oatmeal in a blender or food processor.
Add one teaspoon of baking soda to the oatmeal with enough water to make a paste. Apply the oatmeal paste onto clean, dry face. Leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse with cool water.
5. Oatmeal Face Mask for Oily Skin

Lemon is an astringent, and rich in skin brightening vitamin C for diminishing dark marks from acne and skin discolorations. The acidity and antiseptic properties of Vinegar helps to gets rid of bacteria and restore the skin’s pH balance. Some people use white distilled vinegar or apple cider vinegar, but white wine vinegar is milder.

  • 3 tablespoons colloidal oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Combine ingredients into a paste. Apply to clean face, massaging gently in circular motions. Leave on no more than five minutes. Rinse with warm water.
6. Oatmeal-Yogurt Face Mask for Oily/Combination Skin

This mask will work best with colloidal oatmeal specifically, which is perfectly safe to use yourself. "Colloidal oatmeal is FDA approved for over the counter skin care. The side effect profile is minimal, and it is rare to have an allergic reaction to colloidal oatmeal," she says.

  • ¼ cup cooked oatmeal
  • 2-3 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey


Mix the yogurt, oatmeal, and honey. Apply to face and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with cool water.

Now i know this was messy but believe me, your skin will thank you!  Self-care is the best care, and usually ten minutes is all you need…so take it! You’re totally worth it!



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