In our skincare journey to finding the BEST routines, I’ve decided to try out an oatmeal mask for a week. I share the results here and how I’ve felt about it and notices of anything during the week. There are two types of oatmeal you can use; colloidal and whole oats. Colloidal oatmeal is the powdered form so it can be drained with less worry than whole oats.
I find that colloidal is much easier to apply but for this trial, I’ll be using both to experience whether one is better.
How to make the oatmeal mask
- 50 grams oatmeal if colloidal then make sure to skip the processing step
- 2-3 tbsp milk
- Add the oats to a food processor then grind into smaller parts; if you can turn it into colloidal oat meal.
- Mix with two tablespoons of warm milk and add honey if wanted. If its too dry to spread; add another tablespoon.
Oatmeal Mask – Day One
There were not many results on the first day, but the mask didn’t feel bad on my face. It did feel a bit heavy, but it eventually hardens, and you can wash it off after 15 minutes. I have a few pimples on my face, which were still really annoying and red there.
Day two see’s some better results! My face starts to clear up and well it feels smoother! Also another thing for this blog, since this day I’m only using really basic cleansing and moisturising products to make sure that the results are more accurate instead of a large amount of skincare products that we typically see bloggers use.
On day three, you can see how my face got clearer slightly, despite the change of lighting. Though I still have some pimples lying about it’s generally getting much better. One to note is that I did get a new simple on my moustache area but results are generally okay so I dismissed that.
Nothing much really changed on day four except that I felt a bit more smaller pimples rather than the bigger ones. I guess some people may react differently to this than others. I also had two new big pimples on my cheek as well. The face mask got a bit itchy that day so I believe it might not really be for me.
I guess I had a short breakout on the fifth day, the pimples got less red and well they cleared a bit. Though I found pimples on the bottom side of my jaw which wasn’t nice. The mask helps to stave off the severity of my outbreaks though!
This day is when the mask felt really itchy on my skin and I was unsure if I had an adverse reaction to the mask and oats. It occurred to me that when you make oat milk you are supposed to soak them to remove the antinutrients. Perhaps they are what’s causing me to outbreak a bit? I’m not a scientist so I can’t confirm this.
Oatmeal Mask – Day Seven & Conclusion
I’m going to be honest I’ve not really had a good week with this oat mask. I saw some improvements here and there but really, I broke out. You can see on my jaw that it kind of got quite bad. It’s just not for me.
If you want to see me try other face masks I did the banana peel rubbing mask.