6 Simple Homemade Oatmeal Face Packs With Pictures

“Beauty is only skin deep” said Sir Thomas,way back in the year 1613. We have been hearing this quote day in and day out but did we ever really think about it?

Close your eyes and ponder. Isn’t it true that the first step to beauty is your skin? Don’t you wake up every morning and look at yourself in the mirror wishing you could do something about that pesky skin of yours?

One might say that their skin is the most perfect that anyone can get. But deep down in our hearts we all crave for more. The ones with dry skin wish that their was a little oilier and the ones blessed with oily skin pray a dry texture on their skin. Isn’t it funny? But yeah, its a human head that always wishes for what we do not have?

One might wonder if they are any solutions to these problems . But here comes a boon we all would die for. Oatmeal.

Yes that’s right. We all know that oatmeal is the health food everyone vouches for. But did you know that oatmeal is a treat for your skin as well. Oh yes. You read it right. Oatmeal is indeed a boon for all your skin troubles. Oatmeal possesses these wonderful skin care properties because this has the best amino acid balance of all cereal grains and a high silica content, making it a great emollient that restores the skin’s natural moisture.

Oats are also said to be highly absorptive, hypoallergenic, and can be used to cleanse, exfoliate, soften and soothe the skin and the best part is that Oatmeal suits all skin types. No reactions at all. In fact, oats have been clinically proven to help heal dry, itchy skin.

In ancient Greece and Rome, people used to take Oat-Baths to cure skin ailments and allergies. In modern days, many people use oats to soothe the skin and ease the discomfort of skin irritations caused by rashes, abrasions, insect bites, poison ivy, and even chicken pox. Miraculous isn’t it? The benefits of homemade face packs with oatmeal are countless!

Oatmeal and its uses in various forms:

  • Homemade face packs with oatmeal and tomato for Normal to Oily skin
  • Homemade face packs with oatmeal and lemon juice for Oily skin
  • Acne Buster oatmeal face packs at home
  • Pore Reducing oatmeal face packs at home

And the list goes on and on.

If your wondering how to make oatmeal face pack, homemade at that, here are a few simple techniques!

Some of the Best Oatmeal Face Mask Recipes:

1. Homemade Oatmeal face pack with Honey for Dry Skin:

Oatmeal contains natural vitamin E which helps to soothe out the dry skin on your face. Honey, as we all know is a natural moisturizer for the skin. You can also add milk to this face pack to give your skin a subtle glow.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 2 Tablespoons Oatmeal ( Medium-fine ground )
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey ( try buying organic, it’s the best for your skin )
  • About 2 Tablespoons Milk ( Raw milk works best )

Method :

Oatmeal face packs with Honey for Dry Skin

Homemade Oatmeal face packs1.Take your powdered oatmeal in a small bowl. Make sure there aren’t any lumps in your oatmeal. Add the honey to it and mix thoroughly. Add the milk and make a paste of desired consistency ( not too thick not too thin ). Your oatmeal face pack is ready.

Acne Buster oatmeal face packs

oatmeal face pack naturally2. Apply the oatmeal face pack on your skin leaving out the eyes and lips. Let it dry naturally on your face ( usually takes about fifteen minutes ) and wash it off to discover softer moisturized skin. Repeat daily or as required. Regular usage of this oatmeal face pack combats dryness of the skin keeping it supple and moisturized.

Here is a video to guide you through it

2. Homemade Oatmeal face pack with Tomato for Normal to Oily Skin:

Ingredients Needed:

  • 2 Tablespoons Oatmeal ( Medium-fine ground )
  • 1 Small Tomato

Method :

Oatmeal face packs with Tomato

  •  Puree the tomato in a blender until you get a smooth paste. Take your Oatmeal in a small bowl and add the tomato puree to it. Mix well and see that you get no lumps in the paste. Make sure to add just enough tomato puree such that the oatmeal mask comes to just the right consistency ( you’ll know the right consistency when the paste doesn’t drip off your face when you apply it ). Your Oatmeal Tomato face pack is done.
  • Apply the oatmeal face pack on your face leaving out the eyes and the lips. Keep it on for ten minutes and wash off. Tomato helps in reducing tan and also is a very good oil absorbent. The fiber in the oatmeal soaks up the excess oil on your skin keeping the skin oil free yet not so much that it feels dry.

3. Homemade Oatmeal face pack with Lemon Juice for Oily Skin:

Ingredients Needed:

  • 2 Tablespoons Oatmeal ( Medium-fine ground )
  • Juice from half a Lemon
  • Olive oil to make a paste

Method :

  • Oatmeal face packs with Lemon Juice Take the Oatmeal in a small bowl and add the juice of half a lemon to it. Add just enough olive oil so that it forms a just moist paste ( make sure to not get the paste too loose, just add enough olive oil to coat all the dry Oats ).
  • Apply this homemade oatmeal face pack to your skin leaving out the eyes and the lips. Leave it on for ten minutes and wash off with cold water. The lemon juice and oats work on removing the oil on your face while the olive oil keeps the skin nourished and smooth.

4. Make Acne Buster oatmeal face pack with Milk:

Tired of seeing the pesky acne pop up again and again and you can’t seem to find a way to get rid of them without scarring. I have come across so many people stating that the more stubborn acne doesn’t respond to any medication. So I took it upon me to find a solution that works with regular use. And the answer was again Oatmeal.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 2 Tablespoons Oatmeal
  • Water or Milk to cook it in

Method :

oatmeal face pack witl milk

  •  If you have Oily skin, cook the Oats in water. For Dry and Normal skin, milk works best for cooking the Oats. If you haven’t cooked Oats before, do not panic, it’s pretty easy to do. Oatmeal cooks in double the amount of water or milk. This means that if you have one cup of oats, take two cups of water or milk. All you need is a pan, pour mix and cook for about ten minutes on a medium flame until the oats are kind of gooey and soft. Voila you’re done
  • Apply the cooked oats while it is still warm ( but please don’t burn yourself ) onto your acne affected areas. Leave it on for about ten to fifteen minutes and wash off with tepid water ( not too hot not too cold ). Pat dry and repeat every day. Regular usage definitely improves skin tone and reduces the appearance of acne.

5. Pore reducing Oatmeal face pack with curd:

Oats can also be used to treat large open pores quite easily. We can use curd and oats in one simple face pack to reduce pores.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 2 Tablespoons Oatmeal ( medium to fine ground )
  • One to one and a half tablespoons of plain curd

Method :

Oatmeal face packs benefits

  • Take the oats in a small bowl and mix the curd into it making a smooth non dripping paste.
  • Apply the face pack onto your skin leaving out the eyes and the lips. You can either cover your entire face or just the areas with large open pores. Leave on the oatmeal face pack for about ten to fifteen minutes or until the face pack starts to dry out. Wash off with cold water and pat dry.

All the face packs mentioned above are targeted to sort out a specific skin issue. But what if you need such a face pack that can tackle everything at once? What if the targeted action is not what you require but an overall smooth and glowing skin? If that is what you need then let me tell you that there is a perfect solution for this too

A video to guide you through

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqHsEmrExd8

6. A skin balancing oatmeal face pack:

Maintaining the balance of your skin and keeping the dead cells away is probably one of the most challenging tasks of our skin care routine because most of the moisturisers can’t do away with the dead cells and most of the scrubs dry out the skin. So here we can use an Oatmeal face pack which will do both jobs at once.

Ingredients Needed:

  • Two tablespoons Oatmeal
  • Four Tablespoons full cream milk ( preferably raw milk
  • Two tablespoons kaolin clay or multani mitti
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • One mashed avocado ( butter fruit )
  • Ten almonds ( ground )

Method :

skin balancing oatmeal face pack

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skin balancing oatmeal face pack remedies


By Ji-Elle (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

  •  Make a pack with a mixture the almonds, oatmeal, milk, clay, lemon juice and the mashed avocado. Mix them till you form a smooth paste.
  • Apply this on your face and leave it on for 20 minutes or till it starts to dry out. To remove, dampen cotton with cold milk and wipe it off. Wash your face with cold water and pat dry. Follow with a light moisturizer. Repeat once a week for clear, smooth, glowing skin.
  • Oatmeal is considered to be a very beneficial grain that has, over centuries, firmly established itself as the harbinger of health. It forms an essential part of almost any health care regimen in today’s lifestyle.

You can throw in some coconut oil and make this face mask!

So go on and try these effective homemade oatmeal face masks and let us know how it worked for you! Here’s a video on how to make homemade oatmeal face packs, in case you have any doubts.

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