One of the most popular breakfast options after Cheerios and Corn Flakes is oatmeal. It is one of the top healthiest breakfasts among the adult population because it’s rich in essential nutrients like fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, folate, and potassium.

People around the world are also using oats as one of the ingredients in their face masks. Why is that, you ask?

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Well! Oatmeal has anti-inflammatory properties, which calms itching and burning sensations in the skin and helps treat eczema and psoriasis. It also has antioxidants that help repair skin damaged by ultraviolet (UV) rays, pollution and other chemicals that we use on a daily basis on our skin.

Many of us know the pain of getting rid of blackheads and whiteheads, a type of acne that invades our face, particularly our nose, cheeks, and chin. We know you’re nodding in agreement with us.

intro how to make oatmeal face mask for blackheads
Learn how to use oatmeal for blackheads and whiteheads

Worry not, because these acne breakouts can be treated easily and safely with the help of oatmeal and other skin-friendly ingredients.

We tested these five fantastic face masks that use oatmeal for blackheads & whiteheads. Be sure to wash and pat dry your face before applying any of the masks.

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Method 1: Oatmeal & Baking Soda Mask

Oatmeal can be combined with baking soda, a natural exfoliant that will remove the dry and dead skin from your face. It also has skin-lightening properties.

Note: Since baking soda is known for its acidic nature, although not particularly harsh, it’s a good idea to try a patch test on the nape of your neck just to be sure it doesn’t irritate your skin. If you have any unusual itchiness, rinse it off immediately. Do not apply the pack on a fresh cut or wound.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make baking soda and oatmeal face mask for blackheads

  • Oatmeal powder (exfoliant) – 2 tablespoons
  • Baking soda (exfoliant) – 1 teaspoon
  • Water, enough to make a smooth paste

Step 1. Combine the three ingredients in a bowl

mix baking soda and water to oatmeal to make oatmeal face mask for blackheads
Add baking soda and water to the oatmeal powder
  • Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to 2 tablespoons of oatmeal powder.
  • Add enough water to make a thick, smooth paste. Don’t add too much or it may cause the paste to become runny and not stay on your face.

Step 2. Apply the mask on your face

mix well and apply to make oatmeal face mask for blackheads
Blend well and apply the mask for 10 minutes
  • Apply the mask with an applicator brush.
  • Leave it on for 10 minutes, then rinse it off with cool water.
  • Pat your skin dry and apply a light moisturizer.

Apply this mask 2 to 3 times per week to use oatmeal for blackheads & whiteheads.

Method 2: Oatmeal & Activated Charcoal Mask

Just like baking soda, activated charcoal will help exfoliate your skin when used in a face mask with oatmeal for blackheads & whiteheads. Also, it is known to draw out toxins and impurities from the skin. This is a great detoxifying face mask. Cha-ching!!! Double goodness!

Things you’ll need:

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things you'll need to make charcoal and oatmeal face mask for blackheads

  • Activated charcoal (absorbs toxins from skin) – ½ teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder (lightens skin) – 1 teaspoon
  • Raw honey (antibacterial) – 2 tablespoons
  • Oatmeal powder (exfoliant) – 2 tablespoons
  • Water, enough to make a spreadable paste

Step 1. Combine all the ingredients

Add activated charcoal and turmeric to oatmeal to make oatmeal face mask for blackheads
Add turmeric powder and activated charcoal to oatmeal powder
  • Put 2 tablespoons of oatmeal powder into a bowl.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder to it.
  • Add ½ teaspoon of activated charcoal.
Add honey and water to make oatmeal face mask for blackheads
Add honey and water
  • Add 2 tablespoons of raw honey as well.
  • Add water to the mixture.
  • Mix it well to make a smooth paste.

Step 2. Apply the paste as a face mask

mix well and apply to make oatmeal face mask for blackheads
Apply a thin layer of the mix all over your face
  • Use an applicator brush to apply the paste as a face mask.
  • Leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with warm water and pat dry your face with a soft towel.
  • Follow with an oil-free moisturizer.

Use this remedy 2 to 3 times per week to treat blackheads and whiteheads.

Method 3: Oatmeal & Yogurt Mask

If you have an oily or combination skin type, you have to be picky about which face masks to use. This is the perfect mask for you!

Yogurt contains lactic acid, which exfoliates the skin. It also has calcium that helps with skin regeneration, and vitamin B, which is high in antioxidant. The zinc in yogurt also helps treat acne-prone skin. As a bonus, yogurt lightens skin blemishes, has anti-aging properties and tightens large skin pores.

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Honey contains iron that helps scars heal quickly. It also has skin-tightening properties that will help reduce wrinkles.

Clay is an excellent ingredient for oily and acne-prone skin.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make yogurt and oatmeal face mask for blackheads

  • Oatmeal powder (exfoliant) – 4 tablespoons
  • Plain yogurt (cleanses skin) – 2 tablespoons
  • Clay (absorbs impurities from skin) – 1 tablespoon
  • Honey (antibacterial) – 2 tablespoons

Step 1. Mix the four ingredients into a fine paste

combine the ingredients to make oatmeal face mask for blackheads
Combine oatmeal with clay, honey, and yogurt
  • Put 4 tablespoons of oatmeal powder in a bowl.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of clay.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt to it.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of honey as well.
  • Mix all the ingredients into a fine paste.

Step 2. Apply the face mask

mix well and apply to make oatmeal face mask for blackheads
Apply the blend to your skin and let it work for 15 minutes
  • Using an applicator brush, apply a thin layer of the mixture on your face.
  • Leave it on for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with warm water and pat your skin dry.
  • Apply a light moisturizer.

Apply this face mask 2 to 3 times per week to use oatmeal for blackheads & whiteheads.

Method 4: Oatmeal & Egg White Mask

A blackhead or whitehead is nothing but a widened hair follicle filled with dead skin cells, sebum (natural skin oil) and bacteria. When you use an astringent, it pulls all this accumulated gunk out of your pores and off your face.

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Egg whites are a natural astringent, without any side-effects. They have albumin and protein, which help tighten the skin and minimize the skin pores.

You can use this face mask to treat or prevent blackheads and whiteheads.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make egg white and oatmeal face mask for blackheads

  • Oatmeal, cooked (exfoliant) – 2 tablespoons
  • Egg whites (astringent) – 1 egg

Step 1. Mix the oatmeal and egg whites

add egg white to cooked oats to make oatmeal face mask for blackheads
Combine cooked oats with egg whites
  • Put 2 tablespoons of cooked oatmeal in a bowl.
  • Crack an egg and separate the yolk from the whites. You can check out our hacks to separate egg yolks and whites.
  • Add the egg whites to the soft-cooked oatmeal.
  • Mix the two well.

Step 2. Apply the face mask

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Whisk well and apply an even layer to your skin
  • Use an applicator brush to apply the paste on your face.
  • Leave it on for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with cool water and pat dry your skin.

Applying this face mask 2 or 3 times a week should help eliminate blackheads & whiteheads, as well as keeping oily skin at bay.

Method 5: Oatmeal & Lemon Mask

Lemon contains citric acid. It’s a kind of alpha hydroxy acid that removes dead skin cells, boosts collagen, so your face is wrinkle-free, protects the skin from sun damage, removes suntan, increases blood flow to the skin and removes impurities of the skin.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make lemon and oatmeal face mask for blackheads

  • Oatmeal, cooked (exfoliant) – 2 or 3 tablespoons
  • Lemon juice, freshly squeezed (cleanser) – 2 tablespoons

Step 1. Combine the two ingredients in a bowl

add lemon juice to oats to make oatmeal face mask for blackheads
Combine cooked oats with lemon juice
  • Put 2 or 3 tablespoons of cooked oatmeal in a bowl.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Step 2. Apply the mask on your face

mix well and apply to make oatmeal face mask for blackheads
Mix well and apply the blend to your face to get rid of blackheads
  • Mix the two well.
  • Apply the paste on your face with an applicator brush.
  • Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with water and pat dry your skin.

Apply this face mask 2 times per week to use oatmeal for blackheads & whiteheads.

Caution: Do not go out in the sun immediately after using this face pack. The lemon can cause a phototoxic reaction, leading to sunburn.

Tips

  • Before applying the mask, tie up your hair in a ponytail to prevent your strands from sticking to the face mask.
  • Lean over a sink when applying the mask to collect the initial drippings.
  • Do not try to squeeze out the blackheads with your fingers as the impurities present on your skin can enter the pores and make your skin worse.
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