ways to use oatmeal for oily skin and acne prone skin

17 Simple Ways To Use Oatmeal For Oily Skin

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Don’t you wake up every morning wishing you could do something about your oily skin issues?

You have come to the right place. Today I am going to let you in on a secret ingredient that will take care of all your skin woes.

The solution to all your problems is available right in your kitchen – oatmeal.

Everyone sings praises of oatmeal as a healthy food. But, did you know that oatmeal is also a great ingredient for your skin? Oh yes, oatmeal has wonderful properties that can heal your skin.

You can use oatmeal to soothe, cleanse, and exfoliate your skin. It can also be used to shrink large pores and reduce acne breakouts. Oatmeal baths can help treat skin ailments like eczema. Marvelous, isn’t it?

The benefits of oatmeal for skin are countless! In this post, we will look at some of the benefits of oatmeal for oily skin.

Read: Oily Skin Care Home Remedies

Is Oatmeal Good For Oily Skin?

Oatmeal can come in handy for a variety of skin and beauty needs of oily skin.

Due to its absorbent properties, it can soak up excess oil and help in treating acne. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help in getting rid of dead skin cells.

Oats also contain compounds called saponins, which are known to be natural cleansers. They help in removing the dirt and oil that clogs the pores and help exfoliate the skin.

Oatmeal is also very moisturizing. It tricks the skin into believing that it’s already producing oil, hence controlling the excess sebum production. Using oatmeal for skin care will reduce irritation and redness and soothe inflamed skin.

If you are wondering how to use oatmeal for oily skin, here are some of the ways to get started.

1.Oatmeal Scrub For Oily Skin

oatmeal scrub

Ingredients

  • ½ cup oatmeal
  • Water

Method

  • Soak ½ cup oatmeal in water for 5 minutes.
  • Apply all over your face and neck.
  • Massage with your fingertips in circular motions.
  • Leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  • Wash off with water.

How Often?

3 times a day.

2.Oatmeal And Apple Cider Vinegar Scrub

apple cider vinegar for oily skin

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Oatmeal
  • 1 tbsp. Brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice

Method

  • Mix all the ingredients together to make a paste.
  • Massage the mixture all over your face like a scrub for 2-5 minutes.
  • Wash off with cold water.

How Often?

Once a week.

3.Oatmeal And Honey Face Mask For Oily Skin

oatmeal and honey for oily skin

Ingredients

  • 2-3 tablespoon oats
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Method

  • Grind oats to make a fine powder.
  • Add some water to make a paste.
  • Add 1 tablespoon honey into this paste.
  • Apply this mask all over your face and neck.
  • Leave it on for 30 minutes.
  • Wash off with plain water.

How Often?

2-3 times a week.

4.Tea Tree Oil And Oatmeal Mask For Oily Skin

tea tree oil

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons powdered oatmeal
  • 2-3 tsp strong green tea
  • 1 tsp raw honey (you can try manuka honey for a more medicinal effect)
  • 2-3 drops of tea tree essential oil

Method

  • Add warm green tea to powdered oatmeal in a bowl.
  • Add honey to the mixture.
  • Add tea tree essential oil and mix the ingredients thoroughly.
  • Let the oatmeal soak for 5 minutes.
  • Apply this pack all over your face.
  • Leave it on for 20 minutes.
  • Wash off with warm water.

How Often?

2 times a week.

5.Yogurt And Oatmeal Mask For Oily Skin

yogurt for oily skin

Ingredients

  • 2-3 tablespoons oatmeal
  • 2 tablespoon yogurt

Method

  • Take oatmeal in a clean bowl and add yogurt to it.
  • Mix the ingredients properly to form a paste.
  • Apply this pack all over your face.
  • Leave it on for 30 minutes.
  • Wash off with lukewarm water.

How Often?

Everyday.

6.Oatmeal Face Wash For Oily Skin

oatmeal face wash

Ingredients

  • Quick oats
  • water

Method

  • Take some quick oats in your palm.
  • Add water slowly and mush the oats till you get a runny consistency.
  • Massage all over your face gently like a cleanser.
  • Wash off with water.

How Often?

Everyday.

7.Oatmeal And Lemon Face Mask For Oily Skin

 lemon for oily skin

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons oatmeal
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • water

Method

  • Grind oatmeal to form a powder.
  • Add lemon juice and water in the oatmeal powder to make a paste.
  • Apply this pack all over your face and neck.
  • Leave it on till it dries.
  • Wash it off with water.

How Often?

2 times a week.

8.Strawberry And Oatmeal Face Scrub For Oily Skin

oatmeal and strawberries for oily skin

Ingredients

  • 2 to 3 ripe strawberry
  • 2 tablespoons of oatmeal
  • 1/2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 medium-sized container or jar

Instructions

  • Mesh 2-3 strawberries.
  • Grind some oats to form a powder.
  • Put the mashed strawberries and ground oats in a container.
  • Add some lemon juice.
  • Mix all the ingredients well.
  • Apply the scrub all over your face.
  • Massage in small circular movements for 2-3 minutes.
  • Wash your face with tap water.

How Often?

Once a week.

9.Turmeric And Oatmeal Face Pack For Oily Skin

turmeric for oily skin

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Water

Method

  • Grind oatmeal to form a powder.
  • Add turmeric and nutmeg into the bowl containing oatmeal powder.
  • Add some water and mix the ingredients to form a paste.
  • Apply this pack all over your face and neck.
  • Leave it on for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Wash off with warm water.

How Often?

Twice a week.

10. Papaya And Oatmeal Face Pack For Oily Skin

papaya for oily skin

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ripe papaya cubes
  • 2 tablespoons oatmeal

Method

  • Mash the papaya cubes to form a paste.
  • Grind oatmeal to make a powder.
  • Mix oatmeal powder and papaya paste together with the help of a spoon.
  • Apply this mask all over your face.
  • Leave it on for 30 minutes.
  • Wash off with water.

How Often?

3 times a week.

11. Rose Water And Oatmeal Face Pack For Oily Skin

rose water for oily skin

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons oatmeal
  • 4 tablespoons of rose water

Method

  • Take oatmeal in a bowl and add rose water.
  • Mix the ingredients together.
  • Let the oatmeal soak for 5 minutes.
  • Apply the pack all over your face and neck.
  • Leave it on for 20-30 min.
  • Wash off with water.

How Often?

3 times a week.

12. Apple, Egg, And Oatmeal Face Mask For Oily Skin

apple

Ingredients

  • ½ cup cooked oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • ½ mashed apple

Method

  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl to form a paste.
  • Apply this mask all over your face.
  • Leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  • Wash off with warm water.

How Often?

Once a week.

13.Green Tea And Oatmeal Mask For Oily Skin

green tea

Ingredients

  • 2 green tea bags
  • ½ cup oatmeal

Method

  • Prepare a cup of green tea by soaking green tea bags in a cup of hot water for 10 minutes.
  • Add green tea to oatmeal placed in a bowl.
  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly.
  • Let the oatmeal soak for about 5 minutes.
  • Apply this pack all over your face and neck.
  • Leave it on for 20-30 minutes.
  • Wash off with water.

How Often?

2-3 times a week.

14.Oatmeal And Baking Soda Mask For Acne Prone Skin

oatmeal and baking soda

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Water

Method

  • Grind oatmeal in a grinder to form a powder.
  • Add baking soda to the bowl containing oatmeal powder.
  • Add enough water to make a paste.
  • Apply this paste all over your clean, dry face.
  • Leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  • Wash off with cold water.

How Often?

Once a week.

15.Tomato And Oatmeal Face Mask For Oily Skin

tomato and oatmeal mask

Ingredients

  • 1 medium-sized tomato
  • 2 tablespoons oatmeal

Method

  • Grind oatmeal to form a powder.
  • Blend the tomato in a blender to make a paste.
  • Add tomato juice to the oatmeal powder and mix thoroughly to form a pack.
  • Apply this pack all over your face and neck.
  • Leave it on for 20-30 minutes.
  • Wash off with water.

How Often?

2-3 times a week.

16.Milk And Oatmeal Mask For Oily Skin

milk and oats for oily skin

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of oatmeal

Method

  • Take oatmeal in a bowl and add milk to it.
  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly.
  • Let the milk soak for about 5 minutes.
  • Apply this pack all over your face and neck.
  • Let it sit for about 20-30 minutes.
  • Wash off with lukewarm water.

How Often?

3-4 times a week.

17.Multani Mitti And Oatmeal Face Pack For Oily Skin

multani mitti

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Multani-Mitti
  • 2 tablespoon oatmeal

Method

  • Grind oatmeal to form a powder.
  • Add multani-mitti to the bowl containing oatmeal powder.
  • Add water to the mixture and mix all the ingredients to form a paste.
  • Apply this pack all over your face and neck.
  • Leave it on for 15-20 min.
  • Wash off with lukewarm water.

How Often?

2-3 times a week.

About The Ingredients

  • Apple Cider Vinegar – is rich in acetic, citric, malic, and amino acid and also contains a host of vitamins, enzymes, and mineral salts, all of which are beneficial for your skin.
  • Honey –  has antibacterial and antiseptic properties, which make it one of the best oily skin remedies.
  • Tea Tree Oil – has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, that help get rid of oily skin and breakouts.
  • Yogurt – has zinc content that regulates oil production and works as a mild astringent.
  • Lemon Juice – helps in removing oil from your skin, getting rid of dark spots from your skin, and brightening it over time.
  • Strawberry – is acidic in nature and this is effective to remove excess oil from your skin.
  • Turmeric – has antibacterial and antiseptic properties, which help to clear the skin of bacteria that cause acne and breakouts.
  • Papaya – helps to increase the collagen production in the skin, making it appear soft and supple.
  • Rose Water – has anti-inflammatory properties that help to get rid of irritated skin, and is a great cleanser for oily skin.
  • Apple – is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and copper, all of which are skin-friendly nutrients.
  • Egg whites – are high in collagen and Vitamin A, due to which a remedy containing egg whites will help you get rid of problems like acne, large pores, and rashes.
  • Green Tea – has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties that make it an effective treatment for people with oily skin.
  • Baking Soda – has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, which helps to treat oily skin.
  • Tomatoes – have cooling and astringent properties, which help in soothing the skin and preventing any inflammation on the skin.
  • Milk – helps to draw out excess sebum from skin pores and tighten skin pores. 
  • Multani Mitti – lightens up your skin tone and helps in lightening blemishes and dark spots. It tightens the skin as well.

Do try to use these oatmeal home remedies for oily skin. Let me know your thoughts and suggestions in the comments section below 🙂

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