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How to Make a DIY Oatmeal Face Mask For Irritated Skin

Learn an easy DIY oatmeal face mask recipe including how to use it and what oatmeal can do for your skin.

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If your skin is acting up and feeling red and irritated, the last you thing you want to do is put some makeup on it to rush out to the store and buy some fancy calming face mask.

So, we have a great DIY at-home recipe that you can use to make your own calming facemask using a pantry staple that you probably already have in your kitchen - oatmeal.

Read on for an easy DIY oatmeal face mask recipe as well as details on how to use it and what oatmeal can do for your skin.

Also Read: The Best Homemade Hair Masks For Hair Growth

DIY oatmeal face mask recipe


  • 2 tbsp rolled oats
  • 1-2 tbsp water


  1. Add 2 tbsp of rolled oats to a small bowl. You can leave them whole or you can crush them up in a food processor or pestle and mortar first for a more scrubbing face mask.
  2. Mix in 1-2 tbsp of water to your mixture to form a paste. Use less water for a thicker face mask and more water for a thinner face mask.
  3. Stir together and let the mixture sit a room temperature for a few minutes.
  4. You will see that the liquid turns white and the oats and are now softened.
  5. Apply the mask to your face and allow to sit for 10-15 minutes to help soothe and soften your skin.
  6. Rinse off with cool to lukewarm water and go about your normal skincare routine.

Optional add-ins:

  • Honey
  • Yogurt
  • A few drops of lemon juice
  • Pureed cucumber
  • Coconut oil
  • Almond oil
  • Bananas

How often to use an oatmeal face mask

Oatmeal face masks are very soothing and only mildly exfoliating, so they are gentle enough to use every day if you want.

If you are using an oatmeal face mask regularly, be sure to still mix up a fresh mixture of oatmeal with each use to make sure it stays fresh and does not encourage any bacterial growth into the mixture.

What can an oatmeal face mask do for your skin

Oats are a skin powerhouse and can do a lot while being extremely gentle about it. Oats can help soak up excess oils on the skin, while also helping to lend moisture back in.

Using an oats face mask is great for red and irritated skin because it can help calm redness and irritation and normalize your skin pH to help reduce any itching.

Oats have a mild exfoliating effect that can help slough off any extra dead skin cells to make your skin feel soft and exfoliated without being too harsh, irritating, or drying.

In addition, oats contain molecules called saponins, which are essentially nature’s soap that can help clear out dirt and oil from pores. Oats face mask may be beneficial for anyone dealing with acne, dryness, too much oil, irritation, itching, or redness on the face.

Read Related: How To Reduce Redness on Face: 10 Ways To Help Fade the Flush

Is your facial redness rosacea?

Persistent flare-ups of redness and irritation of the face along with tiny pimples can be a sign of rosacea - a skin condition that causes the vessels under the skin to over-dilate and sometimes small pustules to form.

If you are dealing with redness on the regular, you could have this common skin condition.

While oatmeal masks are good for rosacea, they are unlikely to keep the condition at bay for good and may be difficult to fit into your schedule throughout the day.

Strut Rosacea Formula contains 2 prescription rosacea medications that help reduce the overactive vessels under the skin to reduce the redness, and help clear excess bacteria on the surface of your skin causing the small pimples.

Have a 10-15 minutes free online consultation with our U.S. licensed doctors today to see if our Rosacea Formula is a good match for your skin goals.

If you are a good candidate for treatment, your rosacea medication can be sent to your front door with our free shipping. Try using the medicated cream (along with regular oatmeal facials) to see just how calm your skin can be.

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