Me-Time Luxuries: Yogurt and Oatmeal Facial Mask


I’ve always loved natural products.  Homemade ones are even better.  So I decided to try making my own facial mask a few days ago…after all, how difficult could it be?

Back in the days when I still pampered myself with regular facials at the salon, my facialist advised me to use a suitable mask on my face at least twice a week.  Now that I don’t do salon facials anymore, I need my own mini facials at home too.  I usually put my mask on after I use a face scrub on my face.

This time, I’ve decided to try a simple yogurt and oatmeal mask, purpotedly suitable for sensitive skin.

Here’s what I used:

  • Half a cup of plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp oatmeal/rolled oats

What I did:

Mix ingredients together until a paste-like mixture is obtained.  Apply onto cleansed face and leave for 10-15 minutes.  Then rinse off and dab dry.  I like to apply my mask before my shower and wash it off in the shower itself.

On my first attempt, I had some problems making the mask stay on my face, because the oatmeal bits kept falling off!  I added a little bit more yogurt but that didn’t help either.  So since I had half a cup of yogurt left, I tried a different approach the following day.  Using my dry mill, I ground the oatmeal into a somewhat powder form and then mixed the yogurt in.


Ah…success!!  The result was a more pasty consistency, which was easier to apply and it adhered better to the face 🙂



I loved the cool feeling of the chilled yogurt mixture on my face, and it smelled great too (if you like yogurt, it will smell great).  Washing off the mask was a breeze and it did not feel too sticky.  I would have loved to leave the mask on for longer though, but even after 15 minutes, the result was a very smooth and moisturized face.  I loved it!

Half a cup of yogurt yielded enough to apply the mask on my neck too, so that’s precisely what I did. 🙂

Look at the difference in texture between the ground oatmeal mask and the non-ground oatmeal.  The ground oatmeal mask (on the right) produced a more evenly spread mask.


That’s me looking kinda scary, eh? 😛

And after washing off the mask, here’s what I look like (sleepy and sans makeup…!!).  I apply a mask during my nightly shower before bed anyway:


Have you tried making your own facial masks and do you have any other facial mask recipes to share?

Me-Time Luxuries features special things I pamper myself with once in a while.  Being a SAHM does not allow me a lot of me-time, but I make do with what I have and try to have those few minutes to myself as a form of *reward*.  I try to keep it simple, no-fuss and as best as I can, frugal.  After all, if I look and feel good about myself, I’d make others feel good too, yes? 🙂

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2 Responses to Me-Time Luxuries: Yogurt and Oatmeal Facial Mask

  1. I think if I do this mask at home I will end up licking my face! LOL I looooove yoghurt!!!

    The Giddy Tigress says: LOL…and that is not such a bad thing eh? You get to kill two birds with one stone 🙂

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