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June 14, 2013

DIY Oatmeal and Honey Face Mask

DIY oatmeal and honey mask

For todays DIY I have a special recipe, how I healed my stressed out skin with a DIY oatmeal and honey face mask. I wish I had a before picture but those kinds of things don’t always occur to me before I start a new project.

April and May were very stressful months for me for a lot of reasons. I was traveling, I started working more hours, I didn’t have time to exercise, there was a few weeks of really bad eating, I started trying a lot of new things, working on secret projects (they are still a secret, hopefully I can tell you soon!) etc. My skin just freaked out. It was bumpy, red, very dry, and more sensitive than usual.

After some research and trying different recipes, I came up with this easy oatmeal and honey recipe.



  1. One tablespoon oatmeal/rolled oats
  2. One tablespoon raw honey (Mine is from, get 20% off with my affiliate code Kindness)
  3. A few droplets of water

Just combine all ingredients and leave on your face for at least 20 minutes. I often leave it on for 40 minutes. For the first 10 minutes or so you need to be laying down because the mask can drip off your face and make a mess. Take off the mask with warm water since it can be pretty sticky.

I kept the left over and used it on my face for three mornings. I wouldn’t recommend keeping it for more then three days because the texture changes. I’d also recommend refrigerating it.

Oatmeal is great for calming down the skin. It helps people with Eczema/Atopic Dermatitis, Psoriasis, and Rosacea. It is very anti-inflammatory. Honey is very moisturizing and has a good amount of skin helping. Together they are a super food!

What is in your skincare arsenal?

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  • Lyndsay

    Thanks for sharing this awesome, simple recipe! I’m going to try it out this weekend! :)

    Lyndsay xxx

    June 15, 2013 at 8:29 am Reply
    • rebeccakelsey

      Let me know how it goes!

      KIndness is the best accessory,

      June 15, 2013 at 9:20 am Reply
  • Zoe

    This is a great DIY! I don’t have oats around because of my celiac disease and I also have oily skin so not sure if this would be perfect for me, but I love the idea of making something yourself instead of always purchasing expensive skin masks :) I hope you’re less stressed these days!

    June 17, 2013 at 8:57 am Reply
    • rebeccakelsey

      I have no clue how gluten will effect the skin when you have celiacs so I wouldn’t try it. I love making masks. My fiance thinks it’s hilarious how often I have food on my face. Maybe try avocado and honey? I think that would feel great and avocado is great for the skin. a good exfoliant for oily skin is coffee grounds.

      Kindness is the best accessory,

      June 20, 2013 at 2:20 pm Reply
      • Zoe

        Oh no! I definitely wouldn’t put gluten on my skin, just that there are gluten free oats available I could use :)

        I LOVE avocado. Not sure I’d be willing to give up eating one even for a face mask haha. I want to finish up a few scrubs I have but I should give coffee a try. Does it have to be any special kind of coffee? I don’t actually drink it myself but wouldn’t mind putting it on my face! Thanks for all the suggestions Rebecca :)

        June 21, 2013 at 9:34 am Reply
        • rebeccakelsey

          It definitely isn’t easy to save an avocado! I’m sure organic and local coffee would be better but I honestly just use whatever grounds are left after Chris and his Dad make their morning brew.

          Kindness is the best accessory,

          June 21, 2013 at 9:45 am Reply

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