Everyone’s skin is different and so is it's sensitivity toward different allergens. However, oatmeal is one natural ingredient that can serve all skin types when you have an allergic reaction; unless you are allergic to oats itself.

A skin allergy is typically your immune system’s response to a foreign body or substance that manifests in the form of itching, swelling, redness or a rash. It can be pretty bothersome if the rash appears on your face.

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Oatmeal, being rich in avenanthramides (a group of phenolic alkaloids), works as an anti-inflammatory to bring down the swelling and irritation in a rash. Oatmeal also contains saponins that work as natural skin cleansers.

oatmeal face maks for rashes and allergies
Use the best oatmeal face mask for rashes and allergies

It is for this reason that colloidal oatmeal or oatmeal extracts are used in lotions, scrubs and face masks, especially those for sensitive skin. Oatmeal can also bring immense relief from skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and hyperpigmentation.

However, you need not invest in pricey products when you can whip up your own anti-allergic face pack. All you need is some colloidal oatmeal (finely ground oats) and a couple of skin-soothing and nourishing ingredients.

If you are troubled with a nasty rash on your face or dealing with any allergic skin diseases,  our five best oatmeal face masks for rashes and allergies can help return your skin to normal. (And these packs are not just meant for the face, they can be used anywhere on your body to soothe irritated skin.)

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Notes:

  • Before applying a face mask, remove all your makeup and wash your face with a mild cleanser. Pat your skin dry and then proceed with the mask.
  • When applying a face mask, avoid the area around your eyes.
Caution: Do not use these face masks if you are allergic to oatmeal. If you are unsure, do a patch test first on your inner arm to check for any adverse reaction.

 Method 1: Oatmeal & Egg White Mask

Egg whites are great for your skin. Being rich in vitamins and minerals, they help replenish your skin with nutrients for a faster recovery. Egg whites also help shrink the pores and tighten your skin to make it appear younger.

A combination of oatmeal and egg whites helps form a protective barrier on the irritated skin and bring down the inflammation quickly.

This oatmeal face mask for rashes and allergies also contains olive oil that deeply moisturizes itchy skin and contains antioxidants that help fight free-radical damage.

Things you’ll need:

things you ll need to make oatmeal face mask for rashes and allergies

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  • Colloidal oatmeal (anti-inflammatory) – 1 tablespoon
  • Egg whites (forms a protective barrier) – 1 egg
  • Olive oil (antioxidant) – 1 tablespoon

Step 1. Whisk up the whites from 1 egg

wisk one egg white to make oatmeal face mask for rashes and allergies
Whisk one egg white in a bowl

Step 2. Mix in the oatmeal and olive oil

Mix the ingredients to make oatmeal face mask for rashes and allergies
Mix all the ingredients well
  • Add 1 tablespoon of colloidal oatmeal to the egg whites.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil as well.
  • Whisk up everything to get a smooth blend.

Step 3. Apply the mask daily

apply oatmeal face mask for rashes and allergies
For best results apply the mask once daily for 4 to 5 days
  • Use an applicator brush to apply an even layer of the blend on your face.
  • Leave it on for 15 minutes, then rinse it off with cold water.
  • Apply a light moisturizer.

Repeat once daily for 4 or 5 days, or until your skin condition improves.

Method 2: Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Mask

Another soothing mask, especially for sensitive skin, is a combination of milk, honey and oatmeal.

While the oatmeal helps reduce the skin irritation, the milk works as a natural cleanser to remove any impurities on the skin. The lactic acid in the milk also kills any microbes that may be causing the rash.

The honey helps moisturize your itchy inflamed skin without turning it oily. Upon contact with skin, it also releases hydrogen peroxide that further disinfects the skin to control the allergic reaction.

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Things you’ll need:

things you ll need to make oatmeal face mask for rashes and allergies

  • Colloidal oatmeal (anti-inflammatory) – 1 tablespoon
  • Raw honey (moisturizes and disinfects skin) – 2 teaspoons
  • Milk (cleanses skin) – enough to form a paste

Step 1. Combine the three ingredients

combine all ingredients to make oatmeal face mak for rashes and allergies
Combine colloidal oatmeal, honey and milk
  • Put 1 tablespoon of colloidal oatmeal in a bowl.
  • Add 2 teaspoons of raw honey to it.
  • Add enough milk to form a spreadable paste.

Step 2. Mix well & apply the face pack daily

Mix well and apply oatmeal face mask for rashes and allergies
Apply this mask daily upto 5 days to get relief from irritated skin
  • Blend all the ingredients thoroughly into a smooth paste.
  • Use a clean applicator brush to apply the blend on your face.
  • Wait 20 minutes, then wash it off with warm water and a mild cleanser.
  • Apply a light moisturizer.

Apply this mask once daily for 4 or 5 days to soothe your irritated skin.

Method 3: Oatmeal & Coconut Oil Mask

Oatmeal can also be combined with coconut oil and applied as a face mask to get rid of toxins causing an allergic reaction and flare-ups in skin conditions.

Coconut oil is a natural antibacterial and antifungal agent that kills microbes and forms a protective layer on the skin. The saponins in oatmeal help cleanse the skin pores. Being one of the best oatmeal face masks for rashes and allergies, it helps restore the moisture to your skin and promote faster healing.

Things you’ll need:

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things you ll need to make oatmeal face mask for rashes and allergies

  • Colloidal oatmeal (anti-inflammatory) – 1½ tablespoons
  • Extra-virgin coconut oil (antimicrobial, forms a protective barrier) – ½ tablespoon
  • Warm water – 2 tablespoons

Step 1. Combine the three ingredients

combine ingredients to make oatmeal face mask for rashes and allergies
Combine warm water, coconut oil, colloidal oatmeal
  • Pour 2 tablespoons of warm water into a bowl.
  • Add ½ tablespoon of extra-virgin coconut oil.
  • Stir until the oil melts completely.
  • Add 1½ tablespoons of colloidal oatmeal.

Step 2. Mix well & apply it as a face mask daily

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Apply the mask daily to soothe skin inflammation
  • Mix well to form a lump-free paste. Let it sit for 1 to 2 minutes to cool down completely.
  • Use a clean applicator brush to apply the blend on your entire face.
  • Leave it on for 15 minutes, then massage the blend in circular motions for 5 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water. Splash some cold water on your face afterward to seal the skin pores.
  • Pat your skin dry and apply an oil-free moisturizer.

Apply the face mask once daily until your skin is restored to normal.

Method 4: Oatmeal & Aloe Vera Mask

Combining oatmeal and fresh aloe vera gel makes an extremely soothing face mask for rashes  and allergies.

The clear gel derived from aloe vera leaves helps cool down the skin and forms an antimicrobial layer on it to prevent any rash from spreading. Aloe vera is also loaded with minerals and vitamins that aid faster recovery and help revitalize dull skin. Here's how you can store fresh aloe vera gel and use it to make this simple oatmeal face mask for rashes and allergies.

Things you’ll need:

things you ll need to make oatmeal face mask for rashes and allergies

  • Colloidal oatmeal (anti-inflammatory) – ½ tablespoon
  • Fresh aloe vera gel (antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory) – ½ tablespoon

Step 1. Combine the two ingredients

combine the two ingredients to make oatmeal face mask for rashes and allergies
Combine colloidal oatmeal and aloe together
  • Put ½ tablespoon of colloidal oatmeal in a container.
  • Add ½ tablespoon of fresh aloe vera gel. If you need help, check out our article on how to extract fresh aloe vera gel.

Step 2. Mix well & apply the blend daily

Mix well and apply oatmeal face mask for rashes and allergies
Apply this daily to get rid of inflammation
  • Use a spoon to blend the ingredients well.
  • Use a clean finger to massage the blend over the affected area, or apply it over your entire face.
  • Leave it for 5 minutes, then rinse it off with water.
  • Pat your skin dry and apply a light moisturizer.

Use it once or twice every day until the inflammation subsides.

Method 5: Oatmeal & Apple Cider Vinegar Mask

No home remedy list is complete without some apple cider vinegar in it. Even when it comes to dealing with skin allergies, apple cider vinegar can be combined with oatmeal to form an effective face mask for rashes and allergies.

Apart from its benefit for beautiful skin and hair, it's anti-inflammatory properties help bring down the inflammation in the affected skin. It is also antimicrobial and will take care of any invading microbe that is causing the allergic reaction or flare-up. Apple cider vinegar also helps normalize your skin’s pH.

This face mask also uses unsweetened apple juice that helps further moisturize your skin.

Things you’ll need:

things youll need to make oatmeal face mask for rashes and allergies

  • Colloidal oatmeal (anti-inflammatory) – ½ tablespoon
  • Raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar (normalizes the skin’s pH) – ½ teaspoon
  • Apple juice, unsweetened (moisturizes skin) – enough to form a paste

Step 1. Combine the three ingredients

combine ingredients to make oatmeal face mask for rashes and allergies
Combine all ingredients in a bowl
  • Put ½ tablespoon of colloidal oatmeal in a container.
  • Add ½ teaspoon of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar to it.
  • Add enough unsweetened apple juice to form a paste.

Step 2. Mix well & apply it on your face twice a week

mix well and apply oatmeal face mask for rashes and allergies
Apply paste over the rashes to soothe irritated skin
  • Use a spoon to blend the ingredients well.
  • Apply a thin layer of the paste on your entire face.
  • Let it sit until the paste dries completely.
  • Wash it off with lukewarm water and pat your skin dry.
  • Apply a light moisturizer.

Use this mask 2 or 3 times a week to treat your inflamed skin.

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