Oatmeal Face Masks to Treat Various Skin Issues [Acne, Eczema, Blackheads & More]

Oatmeal isn’t just restricted to your morning meal. You can also include oatmeal in your beauty routine to treat several skin issues. It comprises of various amino acids that helps to rebuild tissues and enhance healing. Oatmeal is also an excellent source of vitamins and nutrients such as vitamin B, E, omega 3 fatty acids, copper, zinc, selenium etc. which are essential for healthy skin condition. It also has an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

With all these properties, oatmeal definitely has the potential to cure several skin related issues and below we have mentioned top 5 oatmeal face masks. It’s easy to make, all natural, safe and effective.

1. Oatmeal face mask to treat dry, flaky skin

Oatmeal acts as a natural moisturizer and exfoliator that helps to remove the dead skin cells restore moisture to your skin. Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties help to reduce inflammation or infection that leads to dry skin condition.


Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of oatmeal  powder
  • Water 

Directions:

  • Make an oatmeal paste by adding the required amount of water in oatmeal powder.
  • Apply the paste all over your face.
  • Leave it for about 20 minutes.
  • Then rinse it off with cool water and pat dry.
  • Apply a mild moisturizer.
  • Repeat 2-3 times a week for best results. 

2. Oatmeal face mask to treat acne

Oatmeal face mask is great to treat acne prone skin as it helps to eliminate excess oil that lets to form acne, pimples or zits. In addition to this, this face mask also works as an exfoliator that unclog the pores and maintain pH level of the skin.

Ingredients: 

  • 2 tablespoons of oatmeal
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • ½ tablespoon of lemon juice

Directions:

  • Mix both oatmeal and honey in a bowl.
  • The add lemon juice to it and mix well.
  • Apply the mixture on your face using circular motions.
  • Allow the mask to dry.
  • Rinse it off with warm water.
  • Repeat twice a week for best results. 

3. Oatmeal face mask to treat blackheads

Blackheads are formed due to the accumulation of dead skin cells and clogged pores. Oatmeal acts as a natural exfoliant that helps to scrub off dead cells from your skin which as a result helps to take away blackheads.

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons of oatmeal powder
  • 2 tablespoons of yogurt
  • 2  tablespoons of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of green clay powder

Directions:

  • Put the oatmeal powder in a bowl.
  • Then add green clay powder, plain yogurt and honey to it.
  • Mix all the ingredients and make a fine paste.
  • Apply the paste to your face.
  • Leave it for about 15 minutes.
  • Then, rinse it off with warm water and pat dry.
  • Apply a mild moisturizer.
  • Repeat twice a week for best results.

4. Oatmeal face mask to treat suntan 

Rich in amino acids, oatmeal face mask can treat suntanned skin and lighten marks, skin discoloration and dark spots. It also helps to exfoliate dead skin cells and brightens your skin. 

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons of oatmeal powder
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of honey

Directions: 

  • Mix oatmeal powder with milk to form a smooth paste.
  • Add lemon juice and honey to the paste and mix well.
  • Apply the mixture on your tanned face.
  • Let it sit for about 20 minutes.
  • Then rinse off with cold water.
  • Repeat once or twice a week for best results.

5. Oatmeal Face Mask to treat eczema

Eczema is accompanied with redness, inflammation, itchy, painful and dry skin condition. And since oatmeal has an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, it has a soothing effect to deal with eczema related skin issues. 

Ingredients: 

  • ⅓ cup of oatmeal powder
  • ½ cup of warm water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt

Directions:

  • In a bowl, put ⅓ cup of oatmeal and pour in ½ cup of warm water.
  • Mix it well then add honey and yogurt to it.
  • Mix all the ingredients well.
  • Apply the mixture on the affected areas.
  • Let  it sit for about 30 minutes.
  • Then use a damp cloth to remove the mask.
  • Afterwards, wash your face with warm water, pat dry and moisturize.

So, next time when you face any of the above skin related issues, then simply seek for oatmeal powder in your kitchen. It’s safe and easy to use.