11 Best Oatmeal Face Mask Recipes For Your Skin Problems

Try including this simple ingredient in face masks to get flawless skin naturally.

Medically reviewed by Dr. Monali PattnaikDr. Monali Pattnaik, MBBS, MD, DNB, MRCPSCE (UK)
By Kushneet KukrejaKushneet Kukreja  • 

Homemade oatmeal face mask can work wonders on the skin. Natural ingredients are becoming more popular to enhance hair and skin health. Many foods are rich in nutrients that promote a youthful, radiant appearance. However, there are so many options that it can be difficult to determine which one to choose. Your DIY face mask must contain only the best and most effective ingredients. If this sounds like you, stay tuned because we will show you a simple trick that can help you deal with most of your skin problems.

A simple, natural solution to your skin problems can be found in your kitchen: oatmeal.

There are no denying oatmeal’s health benefits. Oatmeal has numerous skin-friendly properties. It is a real blessing for our skin. Oatmeal is packed with many beneficial compounds and nutrients. This rich, exceptional nutritional profile gives it a wide range of benefits. The benefits of oatmeal for your skin include cleansing, nourishing, and healing.

Here are some simple tips on making a homemade oatmeal face pack that you are sure to love! Take a look below.

Homemade Oatmeal Face Packs

  1. Almond And Oats Face Pack
  2. Gram Flour (Besan) And Face Pack
  3. Oats And Buttermilk Face Pack
  4. Curd And Oats Face Pack
  5. Honey And Oats Face Pack
  6. Oats And Lemon Face Pack
  7. Oats And Multani Mitti Face Pack
  8. Oats And Milk Face Pack
  9. Papaya And Oats Face Pack
  10. Tomato And Oats Face Pack
  11. Oats And Turmeric Face Pack

The Best Oatmeal Face Mask Recipes

1. Almond And Oats Face Pack

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Ingredients Needed
  • 2-3 almonds
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon oatmeal
Method
  1. Crush the almonds and add them to the milk.
  2. Add the oatmeal to this and give it a mix.
  3. Apply as a face pack and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Rinse with water.
Best Suited For

This pack is suitable for de-tanning and skin brightening. Suits all skin types.

2. Gram Flour (Besan) And Oats Face Pack

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Ingredients Needed
  • 1 tablespoon gram flour (besan)
  • 1 tablespoon oats
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Rose water
Method
  1. Mix all the ingredients together with rose water to make a smooth paste.
  2. Apply on the face and let the face pack dry naturally for about 15 minutes.
  3. Rinse with water, pat dry, and moisturize your skin as usual.
Best Suited For

This pack can be used by all skin types for smoother and cleaner skin.

3. Oats And Buttermilk Face Pack

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Ingredients Needed
  • 2 tablespoons oats
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon honey
Method
  1. Mix all the ingredients together and apply on the skin.
  2. Scrub in circular motions for a few minutes and then leave the scrub on as a face pack for about 15 minutes.
  3. Rinse with water.
Best Suited For

This is an excellent way to remove adamant sun tan for all skin types.

4. Curd And Oats Face Pack

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Ingredients Needed
  • 2 tablespoons oatmeal
  • 1-1 1/2 tablespoons plain curd/yogurt
Method
  1. Take the oats in a small bowl and mix the curd into it making a smooth non-dripping paste.
  2. Apply the face pack onto your skin leaving out the eyes and the lips.
  3.  Leave on the oatmeal face pack for about 10-15 minutes or until the face pack starts to dry out.
  4. Wash off with cold water and pat dry.
Best Suited For

All skin types having large pores can use this pack to shrink them and have healthier skin.

5. Honey And Oats Face Pack

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Ingredients Needed
  • 2 tablespoons oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons raw milk
Method
  1. Add the honey to the oatmeal and mix thoroughly.
  2. Add the milk and make a paste of desired consistency.
  3. Apply the face pack on your skin and let it dry naturally on your face for about 15 minutes.
  4. Wash it off to discover softer, moisturized skin.
Best Suited For

Regular usage of this oatmeal face pack combats the dryness of the skin keeping it supple and moisturized.

Here is a video to guide you through this face pack –

6. Oats And Lemon Face Pack

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Ingredients Needed
  • 2 tablespoons oatmeal
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Olive oil
Method

1. To the oatmeal, add the juice of half a lemon. Add just enough olive oil so that it forms a moist paste.
2. Apply this homemade oatmeal face pack to your skin leaving out the eyes and the lips.
3. Leave it on for 10 minutes and wash off with cold water.

Best Suited For

People with oily skin can benefit from this oatmeal face pack.

7. Oats And Multani Mitti Face Pack

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Ingredients Needed
  • 2 tablespoons oatmeal
  • 4 tablespoons full cream milk (preferably raw milk) OR rose water
  • 2 tablespoons kaolin clay or multani mitti
  • Juice of half a lemon
Method
  1. Make a pack with a mixture of oatmeal, milk, clay, and lemon juice. Mix them till you form a smooth paste.
  2. Apply this on your face and leave it on for 20 minutes or till it starts to dry out.
  3. To remove, dampen cotton and wipe it off. Wash your face with cold water and pat dry.
  4. Follow with a light moisturizer.
Best Suited For

This face pack will make any skin type clearer and smoother.

You can also throw in some coconut oil and make another face mask.

8. Oats And Milk Face Pack

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Ingredients Needed
  • 2 tablespoons oatmeal
  • Water or milk
Method

1. 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, here’s how to do it –

  • If you have half a cup of oats, take one cup of water or milk.
  • Pour the mix into a pan and cook for about 10 minutes on a medium flame until the oats are kind of gooey and soft.

2. Apply the cooked oats while it is still lukewarm onto your acne affected areas. Be careful not to burn yourself.
3. Leave it on for about 10-15 minutes and wash off with tepid water.
4. Pat dry and moisturize.

Best Suited For

Acne prone skin will start clearing up soon after you start using this face pack.

9. Papaya And Oats Face Pack

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Ingredients Needed
  • A small piece of raw papaya
  • 2 tablespoons oats
  • 1 teaspoon almond oil
  • Water
Method
  1. Mash the papaya and mix it with the oats and almond oil.
  2. Add enough water to make a paste that will be easy to apply on the face.
  3. Apply an even layer of this on the face and neck.
  4. Keep it on for 15 minutes before rinsing with water.
Best Suited For

All skin types can use this face pack for rejuvenated and glowing skin.

10. Tomato And Oats Face Pack

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Ingredients Needed
  • 2 tablespoons oatmeal
  • 1 small tomato
Method
  1. Puree the tomato in a blender until you get a smooth paste.
  2. Add the oatmeal to this tomato puree. Mix well and see that you get no lumps in the paste.
  3. Apply the face pack. Keep it on for 10 minutes and wash off.
Best Suited For

Normal to oily skin benefits from this pack for tan removal and to get oil-free skin.

11. Oats And Turmeric Face Pack

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Ingredients Needed
  • 2 tablespoons oatmeal
  • 1-2 pinches turmeric
  • Rose water
Method
  1. Mix all the ingredients together to get a coarse paste.
  2. Apply this on the face and scrub in gentle circular motions for a minute or two.
  3. Keep the pack on for another 10 minutes and then rinse with water.
Best Suited For

This pack will give a natural glow when used on any skin type.

Stylecraze Says
Mix 2 teaspoons of oatmeal in 50 ml of hot water and grind it to a fine paste. Mix this paste with your face wash twice a week and use it for gentle exfoliation.

 

All the face packs mentioned above are targeted to sort out a specific skin issue. Use the face pack that suits your requirements at least twice a week to notice results. The benefits of this grain are many. Find the ones that will give you flawless, glowing skin below.

Benefits Of Oatmeal Face Mask

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! A peek into a few of those uses…

  • It has the best amino acid balance compared to other cereal grains and also a high silica content, making it a great emollienti  XThe property of moisturizing and softening skin-care components that also relieve itching and flaking. that restores the skin’s natural moisture.
  • Oats are also said to be highly absorptive and also hypoallergenici  XThe property of products or formulations that, according to the makers, are less likely to produce an adverse reaction than others. , 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.
  • Oats can be used to cleanse and exfoliate the skin. This removes all the impurities that are clogging the pores and softens and soothes the skin. They help in maintaining the balance of your skin, keeping the dead cells away.
  • Oatmeal contains natural vitamin E which helps to soothe out the dry skin on your face.
  • Oats can also be used to shrink large open pores and reduce acne breakouts.
  • Oatmeal baths are recommended by doctors for treating skin ailments like atopic dermatitisi  XAn inflammatory skin condition that usually manifests as a rash on the arms and behind the knees in early childhood. , psoriasisi  XA non-communicable, autoimmune condition that produces scales and dry, itchy, thick patches of skin. , and eczema, as oatmeal is soothing for the skin and reduces itching and inflammation as well.

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 (1, 2).

Stylecraze Says
Amaranth can be an alternative to oatmeal for use in face packs. It is also known for its moisturizing and hydrating properties.

Infographic: 7 Reasons To Add Oatmeal To Your Skin Care Regimen

The above-mentioned oatmeal face masks can provide multiple benefits to your skin. However, you can use oatmeal as much more than a face pack to reap its amazing results. Check out the infographic below to know why it deserves a place in your skin care routine and how it may help your skin.

reasons to add oatmeal to your skin care (infographic)

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Oats have been used since ancient Greece and Rome to treat a wide range of skin ailments. Today, oatmeal is used as a common ingredient to make homemade face masks that soothe and rejuvenate the skin. The high nutritional content in oatmeal face masks makes them ideal for skin hydration, removing dead skin, and the management of skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. You can combine oats with ingredients such as almonds, curd, tomato, turmeric, or papaya to nourish and improve your overall skin health.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we use the oats face pack daily?

Yes, you can use the oatmeal face pack daily if you are not allergic to oats.

Does oatmeal darken skin?

No, oatmeal does not darken the skin but helps brighten it.

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