Face Masks for Dry Skin

Oatmeal Face Mask

Oatmeal is useful in several ways for the skin. It is often used to make face masks and other skin care products. Usage of oatmeal face mask helps you to avoid several skin ailments and also adds glow to your skin. Also, this face mask enhances the texture of the skin and makes it plain and even. If your skin is damaged due to sunburn, it can be cured effectively with oatmeal bath. Below are some oatmeal face mask recipes and their uses.

Oatmeal Face Mask Recipes:

Recipe – 1:

To prepare an easy facial mask with oatmeal, take 5–6 tablespoons of ground oatmeal in a bowl and add water to make a thick and smooth paste. Spread the mixture on the face evenly and let it dry. Rinse it with cold water. You can also add milk instead of water to make your facial skin more nourished. This is the best oatmeal mask recipe for oily skin people.

Recipe – 2:

This oatmeal mask recipe is for people suffering from acne. This can be applied on alternate days and must be followed by moisturizing to eliminate acne. Take five drops of almond oil, juice of half lemon, an egg white and a tablespoon of oatmeal powder. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl to make a smooth paste. Add water if it is very thick. Apply it on the face and let it stay for 15–20 minutes. Wash it off with cold water.

Recipe – 3:

This is a best recipe for dry skin and it is also an excellent face scrub. This mask helps in exfoliating the skin and to flush out dead skin cells leaving soft and plain skin. Take a ripe banana and smash it. Take it into a bowl and add a cup of ground oatmeal to it. Mix it well and later add lukewarm milk. Stir it properly to make a smooth facial mask. Apply it over the face and leave it for 15 minutes. Wet your hands if it is dry else start scrubbing it directly to exfoliate the skin. Rinse it off with cold water. Pat dry and apply a toner, which is followed by moisturizer.

Benefits of Oatmeal Face Mask:

It is more beneficial than a healthy breakfast.

  • Oatmeal facial mask is the best face cleanser. It opens up the skin pores and flushes out dirt. This mask is suitable for all skin types. Hence, people with all skin types may use this to obtain its benefits.
  • It can be used to treat mild skin irritations.
  • If you have dry skin, try this face mask to obtain smooth skin.
  • Half dried oatmeal can be used as a scrub to exfoliate skin.
  • It also treats itching and is known for anti-inflammatory properties.

Surely oatmeal makes an excellent homemade face mask. If it is used regularly, it helps in providing the best facial skin care. The above mentioned recipes help your skin in many ways by making it wrinkle-free, pimple- free and completely healthy.

66 thoughts on “Oatmeal Face Mask

    1. z3I

      I love this mask. who cares what it looks like! Just don’t let anyone see you when you have it on, if you’re so insecure about it.

      For me it makes my skin feel healthy, smooth, and very calm. Helpful if you have sore puffy acne.

    2. Sarah The Bear

      Just because It looks gross doesn’t mean it isn’t effective, If you’d actually tried it, You might have a different opinion.

    3. Jenny McCaw

      You really need to shut the eff up Maggie…..bet your effing face looks like a bucket of s#it like your god forsaken cottage cheese ass !!!

      1. ChanelK

        Hey Jenny McCaw n Peter, why does it bother you two so much someone doesn’t like the mask as much as you guys? Do you have to get s so nasty? Is it because you guys really need it ? and I doubt you two are model material either. Hahaha ! Don’t b bitter, just cuz Maggie doesn’t like it. Instead of putting it on your faces , next time shove it in your mouths and eat it, i also heard it has a calming effect mentally. :) that goes for the rest of you bitter haters.

    4. Victoria Pham

      It might look gross but its amazing for your skin. I have itchy skin and i use oatmeal to exfoliate my skin. It does wonders. Try it :)

    5. Sharonah

      You need to get over the way it look and try it. I have used Oatmeal mask off and on for years. It may not look good but the results are good. I plan to use it regularly, I came to the site to see how often can it be used during a week.

    6. Kaylee W

      Just because it looks gross doesn’t mean it doesn’t work…it hydrates and softens your skin and gives it a beautiful glow.

    7. Jasmin

      I tryed the first one and my skin felt so soft after I washed it. I had to laugh so hard when I saw myself in the mirror. But I believe it helped my skin from breaking out as well.

    8. Jessie

      Haha all the recipe calls for is oatmeal and water…if you think that is so gross why are you on a page about oatmeal masks?

  1. Debbie paterson

    i love to use masks but i never found one that i was really satisfied with….i have dry skin and i needed a treatment….i found the Antioxidant Berry Masque from http://www.ladysoma.com/ to be super helpful and i use it all the time now…i always recommend this to my friends..i’m very happy with them…

  2. Gragory

    THIS SUCKS! it got stuck all over my face. I spent an hour scrubbing my face in the toilet. although it made my face baby bottom soft, it wasn’t worth my face looking like an old mans with a skin problem. My mom said she doesn’t love me anymore I look sooo ugly!!!

  3. Demetria

    Recipe 1 is great! Although you look horrible with it on, the effects are miraculous!!!! Using this mask every other day along with a daily oral contraceptive cleared my acne in about 3 weeks. I stopped using this for about a month and the acne came back. LOVE THIS STUFF!

    1. Nukkels

      it did look really horrible. also it got hard….um wow but my face was really dry. after all, my acne was not so bad.

  4. samm

    its actually really good!! it got stuck in your face beacuse you put alot of honey..
    its 2 table spoons of oatmeal 2-3 of yogurt & one teaspoon of honey :)

  5. Emily

    So soothing. My face was really irritated because of pimples but this felt cooling and really good. Had a laugh when I saw myself in the mirror. :) I found it really easy to get off. Thanks for this!

  6. roni W

    I have tried almost every product on the market for my acne-prone skin. The ONLY PRODUCT that made me notice a significant reduction of acne was the Shielo Complexion Scrub.

    This scrub did leave my face feeling less oily and cleaner.

    I use it approximately 2-3 times per week after cleansing and it has yet to dry my face out. It’s not perfect, but I think it works about as well as some of the prescription treatments that i’ve used.

    If you have severe acne, I highly recommend it. I bought online at Shielo’s website, which also has free shipping.

  7. amber

    Recipe number one worked very good on me! When i was trying to put it on i immediately wanted to take it off, but ii did it and it left my skin feeling great! Recipe number one is very simple and less messy! Thanks for this!

  8. Lala

    Ive used the plain oatmeal mask a few times and its AMAZING. It made my skin softer, got rid of small blackheads around my nose, and reduced redness on the few breakouts on my face. I don’t know if it can stop acne, but I have dry skin, but a simple oatmeal mask made my skin feel and look so much healthier. Just try it!

  9. cxhrissy d

    As someone with blemish-prone, stress-affected, oily skin, I am always looking for new products to add to my skin care regimen. I have tried about a million different kinds of masques, but this is by far my favorite mud mask. It reduces oil on the skin without leaving it dry and flaky, which is the first challenge. It also reduces pore size. Aside from the immediate skin improvement, it also makes my skin more manageable over time. With regular use, this masque leaves my skin clearer and fresher and less prone to blemishes. I use it about three times a week (alternating nights with a hydrating mask) and this has really been an amazingly purifying regimen for my skin.

    Also, the “mint julep” part of this masque is just fantastic! It smells great – minty and fresh – while you are wearing it; leaves behind a subtle freshness when you rinse it off, and is tingly, cool and clean the whole time you are wearing it.

  10. Courtney

    I use oatmeal for my face daily. It cleared it up less than 2 weeks. Here’s how I did it: I grab a small handful of oatmeal. Close my oatmeal in a fist, then turn the fist to the side to run lukewarm water in it until fully saturated. Then I like to add a bit of water to squeeze the oatmeal’s milky liquid.
    Apply the liquid on my face, then put the oatmeal all over my face. Finally I rinse it off after I feel it’s clean. Last, immediately put your favorite moisturizer on. It works! Here’s a video link showing a girl named Bubzbeauty doing this:


  11. Arni

    here are the facts:
    it looks gross
    it takes forever to put on cuz it’s sticky
    and its cold

    BUT: it is amazingg!TRY IT!

  12. Lana

    This is really really great! I have been using it for a while now, and it is just wonderful. It really soothes the skin and brings out a healthy bright glow! It also makes my skin look better after a bad sunburn. My skin is so smooth and clear after using ground oatmeal mixed with water. I continue to wear the mask every day! Results may take up to a month for some, but its totally worth it. I love it! It’s not too harsh on my sensitive skin and nourishes it perfectly :)

  13. prettygirl

    It is simple and it feels great. A free treatment that works! It is NO worse than slathering on products with ingredients you can’t even pronounce. I just get a bowl and mix oatmeal w/warm water. Whatever I don’t use, I add brown sugar, cinnamon and eat it :-)

  14. Starr

    #1 (add honey… My secret) & 3 are by far the best for oily and acne prone skin types. I totally got of skin care regimen and my skin flared up again. Big mistake!!! Oatmeal mask three times a week (15 min) followed by an awesome moisturizer (and moisturizer w/ SPF during the day)…. Can you say glowing skin & tight skin. This is a double winner winner!!
    Tip: those having a tough time removing mask… Remove with a damp microfiber wash cloth. Mask will Glides right off and leaves skin looking polished.

    All smiles here!

  15. Yumiko Otagawa

    Before i have an oily skin, i used to look haggard, i mean i need to retouch every hour. But then I tried recipe 1, oatmeal , water and then i put 1 softgel of VITAMIN E, i mean the liquid inside of it . Now, im having my facial mask everyday or whenever im not busy. I dont need to retouch every hour. :)

  16. Julia Elwell

    Im 55 and when was in my teens I tryed a OTC mud mask that burned my skin. My best friends mother told me about oatmeal for a facial mask and I’ve been using it ever since. Try putting it in a blender to make a powder out of it, you can use crushed fruit in it too.Check the internet about what fruit is best for your skin type.

  17. Carolyn

    I have used this when I was young about 12 and found it left my skin clean and incredibly soft. I also wanted it off immediatly. Persist though it feels yucky. If it dries out and can’t come off, get in the shower and use a warm face clothe to steam it off.
    Thanks for the recipe’s and trip down memory lane.

  18. madc

    the oatmeal recipes are SOOOO good!
    who cares if you look horrible and gross while your doing it, your just gonna wash it off anyway. anyways, it makes your skin super smooth and amazing. all the people that said it was weird, they are the weird ones! this is amazing. everyone should try it.

  19. suganya

    its realllllly very good facial mask i tried the 1 mask oats with water it gives me the excellent result .. i can see the result in very first day

  20. Rashmi

    Oatmeal +gram flour+ honey+ milk
    Most essential a pinch of turmeric
    Left for an hour
    To soak
    N applied
    Works awsome for my skin
    M an indian
    It relieves me from sunburn
    But also gives soft supple skin fair tone to me
    Oats r simply incredible all skin types
    Even if dey dnt taste good :)

  21. Shey

    Um, fyi masks AREN’T supposed to look “pretty”. They’re a mixture of ingredients put onto your face for several minutes. Upon drying, of course it’s not going to be the most appealing. I’ve been using Ground Oatmeal with water for years and it keeps my skin soft, radiant, and pimple-free. Never mind the so called look of the mask. It works wonders.

  22. Mea

    I don’t get why people don’t like this just because it “looks gross”. face masks aren’t meant to look nice, they’re meant to make your skin feel better, aren’t they?
    Anyway, i found this amazing. i used the first method and with milk – yes i looked horrendous, especially when the milk started to dry and crack, but my skin feels so good right now. the small blackheads around my nose appear to be slightly smaller, and my nose feels so smooth!

    I think this is great and everyone looking for an easy, home made face mask should try this. i fully recommend it!

    1. Cindy

      This really does work. If you can at least try to do it every other day, it’ll help a lot. Also, if you add a little honey to the mask, it’ll make you feel hydrated, but not at all oily.

  23. Gez

    Wow, there’s people saying this recipe “sucks” and doesn’t work because it “looks gross”? How the fuck does that have anything to do with whether it’s effective or not? It’s a face mask, it’s not supposed to make you ~sexy~ WHILE you’re wearing it..!
    For the record, this worked in calming my skin and reducing redness.

  24. rahimah mustafa

    ive been using this mask for8 years now and no one can tell me it dosent work. for those of u that has troubled skin try adding about 3 drops of lavender essential oil to the recipe and lets see what u have to say. for those who just want to keep the skin clean and glowing .just use water but everyone please ,grind the oats in a small coffee grinder for beeeeautiful results.after you remove when dry , use almond ,grapeseed or jojoba oil to moisturize or shea butter .you can also put the oats in a white sock with ginger powder or juice in the bath, use the sock to scrub wit,if u have acold exxxxcellent,for sluggish skin the bomb.

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  27. SammyJane

    The oat meal one works like a charm. I have very dry skin and felt really great afterwards… And it just made me feel pretty to do somthing like that ( I have a birth defect which makes my ears stick out strait instead of folded back. Getting otoplasy done! wis me luck. ;) ) And if your a kid it WILL work. Ima 10… Its just really soothing and being bullied by my appernce ( ears ) it made me feel pretty. Highlight of my day.


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