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Friday, July 23, 2010

Natural Honey and Oatmeal Mask

I love the smell of this mask. It reminds me of a day in fall with warm scents and color. It works well for my skin and is one of my favorite masks that I make here in my own home. I mix in 1/3 banana to the mixture for the extra touch. Enjoy! x

Did you know?! The most popular home made mask is an oatmeal mask It is a simple, completely safe mask, and it works perfectly for people with oily skin.

1/3 cup of regular or fast cook oatmeal (1-3 minutes)
¼ cup of honey
½ cup of water

How To & Facts:
Mix the water and the oatmeal together, and cook. Then, set the oatmeal aside to cool and thicken. As it is cooling, mix in the ¼ cup of honey. Once the mask is well mixed and cool, apply a thin even layer to the skin.

Be careful when applying this mask around the eyes. Though completely safe, the oatmeal can cause slight eye irritation. Better yet, place a used tea bag over the eyelids to reduce any redness or eye irritation.

The way this mask works is simple. The oatmeal in the mask is the primary “active” ingredient. It works to absorb excess oil on the skin and in the pores. Oatmeal will also help remove excess skin cells, and exfoliate the skin. The honey is simply there to turn the oatmeal into a pasty, sticky consistency that will adhere to the skin.

Another all natural skin treatment is to use lemon juice to help exfoliate and freshen the skin.

Lemon juice is a fruit acid, AKA Alpha Hydroxy Acid. It works in a similar fashion to salicylic acid, except that it is 100% all natural. It will help exfoliate the skin by reducing the “glue” that causes dead skin cells to stick to the skin.

This is one the simplest masks you can make, and is actually more of a “rinse” than anything. The only ingredients needed are water and lemon juice. Mix 1 part water to 5 parts lemon juice, and massage the solution onto your face. Then, rinse your face with cool water. Make sure to rinse well, because it can cause skin irritation if left on too long.


  1. This is great thans for both these homemade recipes hunni!

  2. I used to love this mask too! it really brightened my skin :)

  3. I'm going to try this today! Thanks for the great idea! xox

  4. ooooh, i should go buy oatmeal and try this. thanks for sharing! :)

    <3, Mimi

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  7. Great post, I'm going to try this!

  8. This is better than those commercially available masks. No chemicals to harm the skin or trigger allergic reaction. Just all natural!

    I will try this at home

  9. Wow, thanks for the recipe! I think I will try this at home :)

  10. Thanks for this recipe. I love honey and oats! will definitely give this a try. :)