DIY Beauty: Vegan Oatmeal Mask

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Posted January 19, 2011 by peta2 staff

Mmmm, boy do I love me some oatmeal (especially for brekkie with sliced bananas and vanilla almond milk)… I also love using oatmeal as part of my beauty regimen. 🙂

Did you know that oatmeal works wonders for oily, acne-prone skin? Oatmeal absorbs excess oils, combats bacteria, helps exfoliate dead skin cells, and tightens up pores. It also has soothing properties that can reduce skin irritation.

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What you’ll need:

  • 3/4 cup of plain oatmeal
  • 1 cup of filtered water
  • 1 teaspoon of agave (optional – it has nice soothing and healing properties)
  • A few blueberries or strawberries (optional – high in anti-oxidants)
  • A few drops of tea tree oil (optional – it’s a great antiseptic)

Put the oatmeal and water in a pot and bring to a boil. Cook the ingredients for 1 to 3 minutes, and then remove from heat and allow it to cool. Next, add your optional ingredients and mix everything together into a nice paste.

Apply your mask to clean skin and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Feel free to use this time to snack on leftover oatmeal, pluck your eye brows, paint your toe nails, shower your furry fartsicorns with lots of snuggly poos, read this week’s peta2 blog posts, etc. 🙂 Now, rinse off the mask with warm water and pat dry with a towel. Use this mask once a week for a month and you’ll start to see improvement in you skin.


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  • mia

    1871 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    where can we find this agave and tea tree oil

    • 1787 days ago

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


      Mia, you can find agave at your local supermarket, it’s usually by the honey or down the baking aisle.
      Tee tree oil can be found at your local health food store, I’m sure. If not, look for it online.

  • 1984 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    If you’re too lazy to make your own, I’m sure Lush sells something similar!

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