I have okay skin but from time to time I break out with little colonies of acne of my face. When I was in high school I would use an oatmeal soap that almost immediately cleared up my acne. So recently just for the heck of it (and because I had a breakout on my forehead) I tried to make a oatmeal mask.
Here are the basic ingredients:
  • 1/4 Cup Oatmeal (must be finely ground)
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 2 Teaspoons of Honey (helps remove bacteria)
  • Vitamin E Oil (for dry skin)
  • Egg Whites (for sagging, loose or wrinkled skin)
The first recipe I found failed to mention the importance of using ground oatmeal to avoid huge chunks of oatmeal falling off your face and everywhere. So that is why my first attempt looks less like a mask and more like a food fight aftermath. So, the next time I will try grinding the oatmeal up in a blender (or coffee grinder).

I heated my water and added enough to the ground oatmeal to achieve my desired consistency, which was gooey. Then I added honey and slathered on my face once the mixture had cooled. Let sit for as long as you like but try to leave it on for at least 15 minutes. Rinse and you are done!