Oatmeal Face Mask for Acne & Scar Treatment
DIY Face Mask

Oatmeal Face Mask for Acne & Scar Treatment

Oatmeal is used for much more than just breakfast food. Since 2000 B.C. oatmeal has been used to heal and treat all types of skin conditions. 

As quoted in an article by Sharecare.com from NYC Dermatologist Amy Weschsler, oatmeal is great for your skin for the following reasons:

  • To naturally moisturize and keep your skin to keep it hydrated, softer and firmer
  • Oatmeal contains natural cleansing agents that will keep your pores unclogged
  • To prevent and treat dry and itchy skin
  • To preserve the natural protective barrier that prevents harsh chemicals from penetrating your skin
  • To restore your skins natural pH

What else does oatmeal treat?

In addition to combating acne related skin conditions, the oats in oatmeal are very effective in treating other problems such as poison ivy, diaper rash and chicken pox. 

In fact, the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidants properties found in oatmeal are one of the Oatmeal Face Mask main ingredients found in products for eczema.

This is one of the main reasons why oatmeal baths (and products used containing oatmeal for bathing and showers) are highly recommended for individuals with eczema since it has a calming effect on the skin. 

Dry & Itchy Scalp

In the case of dry and itchy scalp, oatmeal is an active ingredient found in a wide assortment of shampoos, conditioners and other hair care products used to treat this condition.

In fact, Aveeno one of the most popular skin care products on the market uses oatmeal in a wide range of their Active Naturals skin care line. 

Exfoliation & Sensitive Skin Treatment

For blemished skin, exfoliation should be an essential element of your skin care regimen.  As mentioned throughout this site, exfoliation removes dead skin cells to make way for healthier and fresher looking skin. 

In addition, exfoliating your skin on a regular basis can help minimize the appearance of acne scarring and blemishes.

3 Fantastic Oatmeal Face Masks Recipes

I’ve rounded up a list of 3 fantastic oatmeal facial mask recipes that you should try.

Oatmeal Face Mask for Acne

What you’ll need:

  • 2 Tbsp Oatmeal
  • 1 Tsp baking soda
  • Water (enough to make a paste)
  • Small Bowl
  • Blender

Directions

  1. Grind the 2 Tbsp of oatmeal in your blender. Next, add oatmeal to a small bowl.
  2. Add baking soda and water to bowl. Mix well until it is a paste
  3. Apply mixture to your face. Leave it on for approximately 10 minutes.
  4. Rinse mixture off with warm water. Pat dry.
  5. Moisturize your face.

OatmealOatmeal Face Mask for Blemish & Dark Spot Removal

What you’ll need:

  • 3 Tbsp colloidal oatmeal
  • ¼ cup of Water
  • 1 Tsp raw honey
  • 1 Tsp white vinegar
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Juice
  • Small bowl

Directions:

  1. Add all of the ingredients to small bowl. Mix into a paste
  2. Apply mixture to your face. Massage gently into your skin
  3. Leave mask on for approx. 5 minutes
  4. Rinse off with warm water. Pat dry
  5. Moisturize your skin

Exfoliating Oatmeal Face Mask

What you’ll need:

  • 2 Tbsp Oatmeal
  • 1 Tsp baking soda
  • Small bowl
  • Water (to make paste)

Directions:

  • Add all of the ingredients to small bowl to make paste
  • Apply the paste to your skin; Massage into your skin
  • Rinse off mixture with warm water. Pat dry.
  • Moisturize your skin
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