If you have oily or acne-prone skin, you are no stranger to a rogue pimple that makes an unwelcome appearance just before an important event.

Acne is a prevalent condition caused in large part by an excess production of sebum, a natural oil produced by sebaceous glands in your skin. The excess oil, along with dead skin cells and bacteria, clog your pores and the infected ones emerge as red, angry and often pus-filled pimples. They leave behind acne scar, a nightmare for everyone suffering from regular breakouts.

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This can be an embarrassing problem, especially if you continue to have breakouts into your 20s and 30s. To get rid of acne, you end up rigidly controlling your diet, cutting out all fried food and staring longingly at the plate of fries somebody dares to order in your presence.

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Learn different ways to use oatmeal face masks to get rid of acne

While eating healthy is always good for your health, one must have fries in one’s life, albeit to a limited extent. And while we are talking of food, oats lie at the opposite end of the spectrum. Not only are oats one of the healthiest foods you can eat for breakfast, they are also extremely beneficial for your skin and hair.

Oatmeal acts as a gentle exfoliant, removing impurities and dead skin cells to give you clear and even-toned skin. Additionally, it absorbs the excess oil from your skin without drying it out. It also has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that not only take care of your acne but also prevent future breakouts.

We have for you six oatmeal face mask to get rid of acne, and acne-prone oily skin, that will not only help you banish acne but also lighten scars, brighten your skin and tighten your pores.

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Method 1: Oatmeal & Cinnamon Mask

This face mask uses cooked oatmeal to soothe severe acne-breakouts with throbbing and painful pus-filled boils. It also contains cinnamon and lemon juice that work to reduce your skin’s oiliness and eliminate acne.

Note: As cinnamon can irritate sensitive skin, do a patch test before applying the mask. You will feel a mild burning sensation that is perfectly normal, but wash it off if it becomes unbearable.

Things you’ll need:

things you ll need to make oatmeal face mask for acne

  • Oatmeal, cooked (gentle exfoliant, absorbs oil) – ¼ cup
  • Cinnamon powder (antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory) – ⅛ teaspoon
  • Lemon juice (contains citric acid) – 2 drops
  • Water – enough to make a paste

Step 1. Make a paste with cooked oatmeal, lemon juice and water

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Combine oatmeal with water and lemon juice to make a paste
  • Put ¼ cup of cooked oatmeal in a container.
  • Squeeze in 2 drops of fresh lemon juice.
  • Add just enough water to make a smooth paste.
  • Mix well.

Step 2. Mix in cinnamon powder

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Add cinnamon powder and mix well
  • After mixing the basic paste, add about ⅛ teaspoon of organic, ground cinnamon powder to it.
  • Mix thoroughly to get an even blend.

Step 3. Apply the mask to get rid of acne

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Make your skin acne-free using this oatmeal face mask
  • Using a cosmetic brush, apply the mask all over your face except for the areas around your eyes and mouth, as they can be quite sensitive.
  • Leave it on for about 20 minutes, then wash it off using lukewarm water.
  • If your skin looks slightly red, cover your face with a cloth soaked in cold water. This will also help tighten your pores.

Apply this mask at least 2 or 3 times a week to eliminate acne. Do this on a regular basis to keep acne at bay.

Method 2: Oatmeal & Turmeric Mask

This oatmeal anti-acne face mask contains two other extremely powerful ingredients for fighting acne – turmeric and coconut oil. This mask is especially recommended for those with combination skin or if you have dry skin yet experience acne breakouts.

Turmeric is the miraculous spice that gives Indian curries their warmth and characteristic yellow color, but that’s not all. It also has antimicrobial properties that kill acne-causing bacteria and skin-brightening properties that help fade acne scars.

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The coconut oil consists of medium-chain fatty acids that moisturize your skin and help fight acne from within.

Things you’ll need:

things youll need to make oatmeal face mask for acne

  • Ground oatmeal (gentle exfoliant, absorbs oil) – 2 tablespoons
  • Organic turmeric powder (antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory) – ½ tablespoon
  • Extra-virgin coconut oil (antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory) – enough to make a paste

Step 1. Combine the three ingredients

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Put together the ingredients
  • Put 2 tablespoons of ground oatmeal in a bowl.
  • Add ½ tablespoon of organic turmeric powder.
  • Add just enough melted extra-virgin coconut oil to make a smooth paste.

Step 2. Mix well & apply the mask on the acne-prone skin

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Apply this face mask for acne free glowing skin
  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly.
  • Apply the paste all over your face using a cosmetic brush.
  • Keep it on for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Afterward, wash it off with warm or lukewarm water and gently pat dry your face with a soft towel.
  • You can follow it up with a non-comedogenic moisturizer.

Apply this mask at least 3 times a week to get rid of acne and acne scars. Use it on a regular basis to prevent future acne breakouts.

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Method 3: Oatmeal & Honey Mask

Honey has often been called the ambrosia of the gods and rightly so. Used in traditional medicine since ancient times to heal infected wounds and sore throats, this nectar has potent antimicrobial properties that can combat acne. Oatmeal rich in avenanthramides helps to fight with skin disorders.

As if that were not enough, honey also deeply moisturizes your skin and locks in the moisture to give you supple and radiant skin.

This oatmeal face mask will help you get rid of acne for dry as well as combination skin type.

Things you’ll need:

things youll need to make oatmeal face mask for acne

  • Ground oatmeal (gentle exfoliant, absorbs oil) – 1 teaspoon
  • Raw, organic honey (antimicrobial, humectant) – 1 teaspoon

Step 1. Mix equal amounts of ground oatmeal and honey

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Mix the ingredients together
  • Put 1 teaspoon of ground oatmeal in a container.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of raw, organic honey.
  • Mix well.

Step 2. Apply the mask to banish acne and acne scars

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Use this oatmeal face mask to get flawless clear acne free skin
  • Use a cosmetic brush to apply the mask on your face.
  • Let it sit for about 10 minutes or until it dries completely.
  • Wash it off with warm water and gently pat dry your face.

Apply this mask 3 or 4 times a week to reduce breakouts and get clear, glowing skin as an added bonus.

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Method 4: Oatmeal & Baking Soda Mask

A simple kitchen ingredient that can be found in any household is baking soda. While you may use it only for baking, this powder can be used for a wide variety of purposes, from whitening your teeth to removing hardened stains and even eliminating acne.

Baking soda acts as a mild exfoliant to cleanse your skin of the acne-causing bacteria. It is also an excellent absorbent and dries up the angry-looking acne considerably. It even helps you to get rid of blackhead and whiteheads.

Note: Baking soda can have a drying effect on your skin. Do a patch test before applying it on your face.

Things you’ll need:

things you ll need to make oatmeal face mask for acne

  • Ground oatmeal (gentle exfoliant, absorbs oil) – 2 tablespoons
  • Baking soda (exfoliant, absorbs oil) – 1 tablespoon
  • Water – enough to make a paste

Step 1. Combine the oatmeal, baking soda and water

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Mix the ingredients well
  • Put 2 tablespoons of ground oatmeal in a bowl.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of baking soda.
  • Add just enough water to make a smooth paste.

Step 2. Mix well & apply the mask on your face

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To get spotless acne free skin, apply this mask regularly
  • Mix the ingredients well.
  • Slather the paste all over your face.
  • Leave it on for about 20 minutes, then wash your face thoroughly and gently pat dry your skin.
  • Apply a light, oil-free moisturizer.

Apply this DIY anti-acne mask up to 3 times a week to keep acne in check.

Method 5: Oatmeal & Aloe Vera Mask

If you have extra-sensitive skin, this cool and soothing oatmeal anti-acne face mask can prove to be very beneficial.

Along with ground oatmeal, this mask contains cool cucumber paste and aloe vera gel that will soothe and heal the acne patches. Last but not least, this mask contains tea tree oil that eliminates bacterial infections in your pores.

Note: As tea tree oil is a strong ingredient, it may irritate your skin. Do a patch before applying this mask.

Things you’ll need:

things you ll need to make oatmeal face mask for acne

  • Ground oatmeal (gentle exfoliant, absorbs oil) – 2 tablespoons
  • Cucumber puree (contains vitamin C) – 1 small cucumber
  • Aloe vera gel (anti-inflammatory) – 1 tablespoon
  • Tea tree essential oil (antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory) – 2 or 3 drops

Step 1. Combine the four ingredients

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Add the ingredients to a mixing bowl
  • Put 2 tablespoons of ground oatmeal in a bowl.
  • Add 1 small pureed cucumber.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel.
  • Add 2 or 3 drops of tea tree essential oil as well.

Step 2. Mix well & apply the mask on your face

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Apply this cooling face mask to get acne free skin
  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly to get a smooth paste.
  • Use a cosmetic brush to apply the mask all over your face.
  • Let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes, then wash your face with warm water.
  • Gently pat dry your face using a soft towel and apply a light, oil-free moisturizer.

Apply this refreshing face mask every 3 days on a regular basis to get acne- and scar-free skin.

Method 6: Oatmeal & Apple Cider Vinegar Mask

Apple cider vinegar can be most deservedly termed a panacea for all ills. It can be used to treat and manage a wide array of internal and external health issues.

When it comes to fighting acne, apple cider vinegar acts as an astringent to dry up the infected pimples and also tighten and shrink large skin pores.

Things you’ll need:

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things youll need to make oatmeal face mask for acne

  • Ground oatmeal (gentle exfoliant, absorbs oil) – 2 tablespoons
  • Raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar (astringent) – 1 teaspoon
  • Apple juice – enough to make a paste

Step 1. Combine the three ingredients

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Blend in the ingredients together
  • Put 2 tablespoons of ground oatmeal in a container.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar.
  • Add just enough apple juice to make a smooth paste.

Step 2. Mix well & apply the face mask

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Apply this oatmeal face mask to get rid of acne
  • Mix the ingredients well to get a thorough blend.
  • Using a cosmetic brush, apply the blend on your face.
  • Let it dry completely.
  • Wash your face with lukewarm water and gently pat dry your skin.
  • Apply a light, non-comedogenic moisturizer.

Apply this face mask 3 or 4 times a week on a regular basis to banish acne naturally.

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