Oatmeal has gradually but significantly transformed into a magical manna for our health on the inside as well as for our skin on the outside. We could practically begin our day with oatmeal and call it a day right then. How is that you ask?

To be in good health on the inside, one needs to eat clean, and many people swear by oatmeal as a superfood that is helping them maintain good health. It is very nutritious, packed with antioxidants, important vitamins and minerals, and fiber. It also has anti-proliferative properties, which curbs bacterial growth and helps prevents colon cancer and coronary heart disease.

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diy homemade oatmeal face masks for dry and oily skin
List of DIY homemade oatmeal face masks for dry and oily skin woes

For the skin, oatmeal has anti-inflammatory properties that soothe irritated skin, treat acne-prone skin, has cleansing properties that remove dirt and oil, and contains fats that moisturize the skin. Infusing an ingredient like this into your face mask will not only keep your skin healthy but also make it look radiant and fresh.

We have jotted down a few face masks with oatmeal in it, for people with dry skin as well as oily skin. These face masks will come in handy to get perfectly glowing skin in the most inexpensive way possible.

#Face Masks for Dry Skin

Method 1: Oatmeal & Milk Mask

Combining oatmeal with milk and banana can do wonders for dry skin. Raw milk is rich in vitamin B, calcium, alpha hydroxyl acids and other antioxidants, which deeply nourish the skin and keeps it hydrated all day long. It cleanses pores clogged with dead skin cells and oil. It clears up acne and prevents flare-ups. It also has skin-tightening and lightening properties.

Oatmeal and milk together help get rid of the dry and flaky skin.

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Bananas are rich in potassium and vitamins E and C, all of which promote clear and radiant skin. It also soothes the skin.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make oatmeal and milk face mask for dry skin

  • Banana – ½
  • Ground oatmeal – 1 tablespoon
  • Milk – 1 tablespoon

Step 1. Mash half of a banana & add ground oatmeal and milk

whip a banana into pulp and add milk and ground oatmeal
Add ground oatmeal and milk to half a whipped banana pulp
  • Using a fork, mash ½ of a banana in a bowl until you have a lump-free pulp.
  • Grind some oatmeal into a fine powder. Add 1 tablespoon of it to the mashed banana.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of milk to it.
  • Mix the ingredients well.

Step 2. Apply it on your face & let it sit for 10 to 15 min

apply the paste to your face with dry skin
Spread the paste on your face evenly to treat a dry and sensitive skin
  • Wash your face with lukewarm water and pat your skin dry. Lukewarm water opens the pores, letting the skin better absorb the nutrients in the mask.
  • Apply the mask on your face using an applicator brush, and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with warm water. Do not use soap.
  • Splash some cold water onto your face to close the opened pores.

Use this pack once a week.

Method 2: Oatmeal & Honey Mask

Honey acts as a natural humectant. Humectants draw moisture from the air and help retain it in the skin for deeper penetration and long-lasting hydration. This property of honey makes it a perfect ingredient for people with dry skin. It also has an antibacterial property. The oatmeal and honey mask is beneficial for your hair and skin as well.

Milk cream is rich in fats, which helps moisturize the skin.

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Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make oatmeal and honey face mask for dry skin

  • Ground oatmeal – 2 tablespoons
  • Milk cream – 2 tablespoons
  • Pure honey – 1 teaspoon
  • Water – enough to make a paste

Step 1. Combine ground oatmeal, milk cream, water & honey. Mix well

combine ground oatmeal yogurt water and honey to make oatmeal honey face mask for dry skin
Mix ground oatmeal with yogurt, honey, and water
  • Put 2 tablespoons of ground oatmeal in a bowl.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of milk cream.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of honey as well.
  • Add enough water to the mixture to make a smooth paste.

Step 2. Apply the paste to your face & leave it on for 10 to 15 min

apply the paste to your face
Using an applicator brush spread the paste on your face to get a healthy and glowing skin
  • Wash your face with lukewarm water and pat your skin dry.
  • Apply a thick coat of the paste on your face with an applicator brush, using upward strokes.
  • Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with warm water, followed by a splash of cold water.

Use this face pack once a week.

Method 3: Oatmeal & Cocoa Mask

Cocoa powder is known to repair skin cells. It contains omega-6 fatty acids that heal scars and wounds. It also acts as a natural sunscreen and helps promote healthy blood flow to the skin, which makes it look healthy and younger.

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Coconut milk contains high levels of vitamin C, which helps maintain flexibility and elasticity of the skin. It also contains copper, which prevents sagging skin and wrinkles. It keeps the skin supple and soft by retaining moisture in the skin, which is beneficial for dry skin.

Oatmeal fights off the free radicals present on the skin and clears any clogged pores.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make oatmeal and cocoa face mask for dry skin

  • Cocoa powder – ½ tablespoon
  • Honey – ½ tablespoon
  • Ground oatmeal – 1 tablespoon
  • Coconut milk – enough to make a paste

Step 1. Combine all the ingredients and mix well

mix ground oatmeal cocoa powder coconut milk and honey
Blend ground oatmeal, cocoa powder, coconut milk, and honey together
  • Put 1 tablespoon of ground oatmeal in a bowl.
  • Add ½ tablespoon each of cocoa powder to it and honey to the mixture.
  • Pour in enough coconut milk to make a paste.
  • Mix all the ingredients well.

Step 2. Apply the paste on your face & let it sit for 10 to 12 min

apply the oatmeal and cocoa paste to your face to treat dry skin
Using an applicator brush apply the paste to your face for a hydrated and supple skin
  • Wash your face with lukewarm water and pat your skin dry.
  • Apply the mask to your face and leave it on for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water, followed by a splash of cold water.

Use this pack once a week

#Face Masks for Oily Skin

Method 1: Oatmeal & Apple Mask

Apple contains vitamin C, which takes care of excess oil produced by the skin and unclogs the pores. This reduces the frequency of acne flare-ups. It also helps build collagen under the skin.

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Apple has high levels of copper, which helps the production of melanin. Melanin is responsible for the color of your skin and helps protect our skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Apples also have retinoids, in small amounts, which are skin-brightening agents.

Oatmeal has antioxidants that curb excessive oil production. The honey in the recipe also benefits the oily and acne-prone skin. It moisturizes the skin without making it look oily.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make apple and oatmeal face mask

  • Ground oatmeal – 2 tablespoons
  • Honey – 1 tablespoon
  • Apple puree – 2 tablespoons
  • Rose water – enough to make a paste

Step 1. Combine all the ingredients and mix well

misx ground oatmeal apple puree rose water and honey
Mix ground oatmeal with pureed apple, rose water and honey
  • Put 2 tablespoons of ground oatmeal in a bowl.
  • Puree enough of an apple to get 2 tablespoons and add it to the mix.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of honey and enough rose water to make a paste.
  • Mix everything well.

Step 2. Apply the mask on your face & let it sit for 15 min

apply the paste to your face to treat oily skin
With the help of an applicator brush, spread the paste on your face evenly to get rid of oily skin
  • Wash your face with lukewarm water and pat your skin dry.
  • Apply the paste to your face and neck.
  • Let it sit for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse the mask off with lukewarm water, followed by a splash of cold water to close all the open pores.

Use this face mask once a week for an oily and sensitive skin.

Method 2: Oatmeal & Orange Mask

Fruits like orange and lemon are citric in nature and contain high levels of vitamin C. It acts as a natural bleach, rejuvenates dull skin and treats acne. Apart from this, it strengthens the collagen, which helps in tightening the skin and fighting the signs of aging.

The collagen is the skin’s cement and is made of fibrous protein, which is present in egg whites. Hence, using egg whites in your face mask is a great idea to improve the texture of your skin.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make oatmeal orange mask for oily skin

  • Ground oatmeal – ¼ cup
  • Egg white – 1 egg
  • Orange juice – enough to make a paste

Step 1. Put ground oatmeal & orange juice into the whipped egg white

mix whipped egg white ground oatmeal and orange juice
Add ground oatmeal and orange juice to whipped egg white
  • Break open an egg and separate the whites from the yolk. Check out our tips on how to separate egg whites from the yolk.
  • Whip the egg whites using a whisk or an electric frother.
  • Add ¼ cup of ground oatmeal to the whipped egg whites.
  • Pour in 2 tablespoons of orange juice. You can replace orange juice with lemon juice.
  • Blend all the ingredients well.

Step 2. Apply the paste on your face & let it sit for 15 min

spread the paste evenly on your face to get rid of the oily skin
Spread the paste evenly on your face to get rid of the oily skin
  • Apply the paste to your face after washing it with lukewarm water.
  • Let the mask sit for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse the mask off with warm water, followed by a splash of cold water.

Use this pack once a week. The shelf life of this face mask is 1 week if refrigerated, so you can make it in advance if you wish.

Method 3: Oatmeal & Clay Mask

Clay has anti-inflammatory properties much like oatmeal and helps remove toxins from the skin, which allows the skin to heal. It basically acts as a magnet to draw out all the dirt and oil from the skin.

Using therapeutic lavender oil is known to relax your nerves and body. The lactic acid in yogurt fights the acne-producing oil and deeply moisturizes the skin.

Things you’ll need:

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things you'll need to make oatmeal and clay mask

  • Face clay powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Ground oatmeal – 1 tablespoon
  • Lavender essential oil – 2 or 3 drops
  • Yogurt (milk Kefir cultured buttermilk) – enough to make a paste

Step 1. Combine all the ingredients and mix well

mix groud oatmeal clay lavender essential oil and yogurt together
Mix all the ingredients and blend well
  • Put 1 tablespoon of face clay powder in a bowl.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of ground oatmeal to it.
  • Add enough yogurt to make a smooth paste.
  • Add 2 or 3 drops of lavender essential oil to the mixture.
  • Mix all the ingredients well.

Step 2. Apply the pack on your face & leave it for 5 to 10 min

apply the face mask to your face to get an oil free skin
Spread the face pack evenly on your face to get an acne free and oil-free skin
  • Wash your face with lukewarm water and pat your skin dry.
  • Apply the face mask and leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Rinse off the mask with warm water, followed by a splash of cold water.

Use this pack once a week. If you have extremely oily skin, you can use it twice a week.

Tips

  • Use a ripe banana for face masks, as it is rich in potassium and a great source of nutrients for the dry skin.
  • Pull your hair back into a ponytail to avoid getting the mask in your hair.
  • Applying a face mask might get a little messy, so wear a neck robe, towel or something similar to avoid the paste dripping onto your clothes.
  • Opt for skim milk for oily skin and creamy milk for dry skin.
  • If your face feels too dry after using a face mask, apply a little bit of olive oil to moisturize your face.

 

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