How To Make A DIY Oat Mask For Acne (Easy Step-By-Step w/ Videos)

Do you suffer from acne breakouts and want something effective?

Have you thought of trying a homemade face mask to treat the acne?

Making an oats face mask at home is an effective and natural way to fight off acne.

Today we discuss why oats make such a great ingredient in removing acne. Also, we share a few DIY recipes for homemade oats face mask with simple and quick steps.

Why are oats good against acne? What can they do to care for the skin?

Oatmeal is a great natural ingredient from your kitchen that can help to prove very beneficial against fighting off acne from your skin. Using oats on your skin can actually have various benefits, such as cleaning and exfoliating your skin and also making it look and feel smooth, soft and clear.

Here is how oats can care for your skin and keep acne at bay:

benefits of oat face mask for acne
  • Oats can act as an astringent, which will help to pull out all the oil and dirt from your skin.
  • This will help to prevent bacteria from settling in, which can otherwise cause acne and breakouts.
  • Oats can also help your skin by absorbing all the impurities and making your skin look clean and reduce all signs of blemish.
  • Oatmeal contains an anti-microbial ingredient known as terpinen-4-ol which helps to keep your skin protected against bacterial infection.

Is using a homemade oatmeal mask a good way to treat face acne? How can you make one for yourself?

As oats are very good for your skin, they will make a super effective natural ingredient that you can use in a homemade face mask to take care of your acne prone skin.

You can make a face mask at home using oats as the main ingredient, and adding a few other ingredients to it if and as required.


How To Make A Homemade DIY Mask Using Oats To Treat Your Acne 


Try out these step by step instructions to make an oat face mask for acne at home.

1. Oats and honey face mask  

Ingredients 

  • 3 tbsp. of oatmeal
  • 1 tbsp. of boiled water
  • 1 tbsp. of honey

How to use 

  • 1
    Pour the boiled water in a bowl and add the oatmeal.
  • 2
    Mix the two well, so that the water and the oats are all blended in together.
  • 3
    Now add the honey to the mix in the bowl.
  • 4
    Keep mixing it again till all the ingredients dissolve together. The final mix should look like a thick paste.
  • 5
    Clean your face and apply this mix all over the face.
  • 6
    Let the face mask sit on your face for at least half an hour or so, so that it becomes completely dry.
  • 7
    Use warm water to gently rinse the mix off your face. You can also use a damp cloth or hand towel to wipe off the honey and the oats from the face.

2. Cooked oats face mask

Ingredients 

  • Oats
  • Water

How to use 

  • 1
    Place the oats in a pan and add water as required to cover the oats. For the amount, take as much as you would require for making about one serving of oats.
  • 2
    Now cook the oats over a low flame so that they become soft, just the way you would cook them for eating.
  • 3
    Once the oats are soft you can remove the pan from the heat and place it aside.
  • 4
    Let it cool down to room temperature before you proceed with the next step.
  • 5
    Now take the cooked oats and apply it all over your cleaned face.
  • 6
    Let it sit for about 20 to 30 minutes so that it becomes completely dry.
  • 7
    Now rinse off your face with warm water and pat it dry.

3. Cooked oatmeal with honey face mask

Ingredients 

  • Oats
  • Water
  • 2 tbsp. of honey (Manuka honey if possible)

How to use 

  • 1
    Place the oats in a pan and add water as required to cover the oats. For the amount, take as much as you would require for making about one serving of oats.
  • 2
    Now cook the oats over a low flame so that they become soft, just the way you would cook them for eating.
  • 3
    While the oats are still cooking and are hot, add the honey to the oats.
  • 4
    Stir it well so that the honey and the oats mix well together.
  • 5
    Now remove the oats from the heat and set it aside so that it can cool down to room temperature.
  • 6
    Once the oats are cool enough, apply the mask all over your clean face.
  • 7
    Let it sit for about 20 to 30 minutes so that it becomes completely dry.
  • 8
    Now rinse off your face with warm water and pat it dry.

Are there any other ways that oat masks can benefit the skin? 

Using oats in your face mask and skin care routine will not only remove the acne and prevent it from coming back, it will also do the following:

oat face mask for acne
  • Exfoliate your skin and improve your blood circulation.
  • Help the healthy layer of skin to come to the surface so that the skin on your face looks clean, clear, healthy, soft and radiant.
  • Remove other signs of impurities from your face such as blackheads and whiteheads.
  • Reduce the appearance of blemishes.
  • The anti-inflammatory properties in oatmeal will help your skin to heal faster and prevent infections and irritation as well.

Are there any other ingredients that you can add to these masks to make them even more effective?

While oats are really good in their ability to fight off any existing acne and also to prevent your skin against further acne and breakouts, here are a few more ingredients that you can add to oats to get even more effective results:

1. Honey: 

oat use for mask
  • Honey has natural antibacterial properties that will help to fight off the bacteria that cause acne and breakouts.
  • It also has natural skin healing properties that makes it great in helping your skin heal and to reduce the blemishes.
  • The antiseptic properties of honey make it effective in preventing the growth of organisms in your skin that could cause skin infection such as acne.
  • Honey can release small amount of hydrogen peroxide that helps to disinfect your skin and keep it healthy.
  • It also contains a high amount of natural sugars as well as has acidic properties that make it difficult for the bacteria to grow.
  • The anti-inflammatory properties in honey will prevent any redness, swelling or itching in the affected area.
  • It will also add moisture back to your skin and help to seal it in the skin, so that your skin remains hydrated for long and does not feel dry.

2. Yogurt:

oat mask for acne
  • Yogurt can help to calm down your skin and reduce existing acne, while also preventing it against any future breakouts and acne.
  • The healthy bacterial cultures present in yogurt kill the bacteria that cause acne on your skin.
  • It also contains lactic acid that will remove the dead skin cells and clean up your pores to help new and healthy skin to come to the surface.
  • The exfoliating properties of yogurt will also help to reduce any blemishes.

After you clean off the masks, make sure to apply your moisturizer to keep your skin soft and hydrated.

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