I love taking some me time with an at-home spa day—a nice shower or
bath, applying a face mask, painting my nails, and just taking some time to
relax. For face masks, such as the below DIY Oatmeal Anti-Acne Mask, I
typically like to make my own using natural ingredients—they’re quick to mix up
and I usually already have the ingredients on hand.
In the past few months, I have discovered the wonders tea tree oil has
been working on my chin acne—better than any spot treatment or anti-acne
product I have ever used. I have learned about other natural ingredients that
contain anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help with acne and
breakouts as well, including oatmeal and honey. Who knew?
This honey oatmeal mask is gentle enough to use a couple times a week
and is good for all skin types, including sensitive skin, leaving skin soft and
helping to clear acne. I do recommend trying a patch test first to see how your
DIY Oatmeal Anti-Acne Mask
½ tbsp.. Lemon Juice (fresh)
3-5 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
To grind oats, put in a blender or food processor and pulse.
In a bowl, mix together the ground oats, honey, lemon juice and tea tree oil. Now,
dig in- yum, yum. Kidding!!
Start by cleansing your face and gently patting it dry. Standing over the sink (this could get messy!), apply the
mask to your entire clean face and around your eye area. If you have any extra, you
can store in the refrigerator. Leave the mask on for about 10-15 minutes and
relax—do your nails, catch up on emails, or like me, edit the photos for this post.
To remove, wash off the mask using cold water and a washcloth. I recommend doing this over a trash can or sink with garbage disposal as the thick mask could clog sinks.
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