12.04.2012

Beauty DIY: Soothing Oatmeal Face Mask

It's around this time of year I start to get that itchy dry skin. Do you have that too? In addition to my lotions and potions, I like a weekly oatmeal face mask, like this one. Oatmeal is one of my favorite beauty DIY ingredients, and I use it in a variety of ways. I love using this mask on dry patches on my body too, and it's great for all skin types, including sensitive skin. It's been a lifesaver while traveling--you can get honey and oatmeal for free/cheap. Here's how to make this soothing oatmeal face mask:


I N G R E D I E N T S
  • 1/4 c plain oatmeal
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • a few drops of water to help the consistency

S T E P S




  • Optional first step: I like to grind up my oatmeal to a powder consistency to make application easier, but this isn't a requirement. If you want more of an exfoliating mask, don't grind the oats.
  • Add the oatmeal to the honey and mix. Add drops of water to the mix until a paste consistency is reached. This shouldn't drip from your face. If your mask is too drippy, add more oatmeal to thicken. 


  • Leave on face for about 15 minutes--it should dry a little--and then rinse away with warm water. Finish with your favorite skincare routine if needed.


T I P S
  • Oatmeal eases itchy, red skin, and softens. It also exfoliates dry skin.
  • Honey is antibacterial so it's great for acne-prone skin. It heals and moisturizes skin. 
  • I've used instant and traditional oatmeal and had the same results. It must be plain oatmeal, as flavored ones could have possible skin irritants.
  • This mask can be made in a minute and stored in the fridge for around a month (I usually will add a drop of vitamin E if I store it).
  • Want another oatmeal recipe? Try my Apple Face Scrub!


I'm also on Subliminally Smitten today!

26 comments:

  1. Love this DIY mask :) I use it all the time!

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  2. I love this mask and done it before but you just reminded me again. So thanks doll.

    <3 Marina
    Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

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  3. I can imagine this mask to be very soothing. I've also read that oatmeal is great for dry, itchy skin. It's super dry where I live and especially this time of year so this is one that I may just have to try. Thanks so much for sharing this.

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  4. I love it. I'm doing it tomorrow night. I'm totally sick and this will make me happy. Love'

    Shauna xoxox

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  5. This is my first time living in a cold climate, so I am experiencing this dry skin thing. I might have to give the oatmeal mask a go!

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  6. Cool DIY!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  7. Cant wait to try this!

    xo Rach
    rachiecakes-rachael.blogspot.com

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  8. I'm now going to look for oatmeal and honey in the kitchen cupboards. Great tip!

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  9. It sounds great and super easy to make!

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  10. Thanks for the don't used flavored oatmeal tip- I would be the one to do something like that!

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  11. what a great post!

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    Cheers!
    Anh

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  12. I love that you can use this on the body, too. My legs are SO dry right now- I think I'll put this scrub to good use!

    -Ashley
    http://lerougestylo.blog.com

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  13. I will definitely be trying this.

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  14. Ack....the kids and I have some sort of itchiness during the winter:( Hate it!

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  15. Really cool recipe and mask i want ty for exfoliate my face :)

    Xoxo

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  16. My mom always used this as a scrub in the shower (I imagine she still does).

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  17. ooo, totally favoriting this one because i have horrible, lizard-like dry skin the the winter! i'm also an eczema sufferer so this mask couldn't come at a better time. thanks for sharing!

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  18. My skins gets so dry in the winter. It is a constant battle. I will have to give this a try.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  19. i love at home facials!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    www.MOSAMUSE.com

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  20. Need to try this on the body for sure. Such dry skin this year!

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  21. I might have to try this on my legs--I get little red bumps that itch all the time so maybe this would help!

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