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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Review: DIY Oatmeal Cleanser

I was browsing on YouTube one morning and came across an interesting DIY cleansing treatment using oatmeal. Intrigued, I started to look specifically look into that and was surprised to see so many videos of many other girls using the same method!

After my tot woke up, we went grocery shopping and luckily he reminded me that he ran out of cereal so we went to the cereal aisle and the thought to get oatmeal came to my mind so I grabbed a tub and brought one home.


After doing much research, I was amazed to see so many benefits from the use of oatmeal! Tell me you aren't amazed after you read the below list:

  • Treats acne
  • Removes dryness
  • Skin moisturizer
  • Relieves itchiness
  • Skin brightener
  • Treatment of poison ivy and Chicken Pox
  • Natural cleanser
  • Skin protectant
  • Treatment of dry and itchy scalp
  • Removes excess dirt and oil from scalp
  • Combats hair loss
  • Can be used as a dry shampoo

What You Need

A tub of Old Fashioned Oats. Plain and simple!

What to Do

Just to warn you, it can get a bit messy and you may possibly clog your drain so be careful and have some Drano on standby! To prevent clogging, you can grind up the oatmeal in your blender with just a few press of the Pulse button.

  1. Grab a handful of oats and with a clenched fist of the oats in your hand, run your hand under water to get the oats wet.
  2. Slowly open up your hand and add a few more drops of water to the wet oats and you'll see a milky water substance from the oats, don't drain that from your hand! It's the good stuff so apply that milky water all over your face first. 
  3. Once done applying the milky water, take the wet oats and start applying to your face - the oats will act as the exfoliant - exfoliate for about a minute, pressing the oats into your skin to squeeze out the excess water onto your face.
  4. Rinse off and pat dry.


Immediately I noticed how bright and soft my skin was! What really got me hooked was seeing how small the bumps and pimples on my face had gotten!

This oatmeal cleanser doesn't actually get rid of my acne - it just soothes them when they decide to act up.

I really do like this oatmeal cleanser and use it on days when my complexion is really irritated. With the change in weather, my complexion has its good days and its bad. The oatmeal helps saves my skin tremendously in terms of soothing my acne and providing some moisture.

Similar Products

I have a few boxes of the Aveeno Soothing Bath Treatment (which is made of 100% Colloidal Oatmeal) that I put in my tot 's bath - primarily in the winter (when his eczema acts up at its worse) and never thought to give it a try on my own face!

But to save a few bucks, I know now that I can just get a regular tub of oatmeal from the cereal aisle instead of the fancy packaged stuff from the Med Aisle!

Have you tried this DIY oatmeal cleanser? If so, what do you think of it and your experience on it?


  1. I have heard of people using this, but I personally have never tried it. Sounds like a winner!! :)

  2. Thanks so much for visiting love! I never would have thought about using oatmeal as a cleanser, now it's become a staple in my bathroom! lol

  3. I have used the Aveeno Bath treatment years ago for sunburn and some skin allergy reaction and it worked great but never have tried it on my face. Thanks for sharing this info love this is some great skin info to know for sure!

  4. I'm glad to know that you used this to help soothe sunburn! I'll definitely keep that in mind for the next time I get sunburn (which happens mostly in the summer time lol). I'm happy that this was helpful to you love! xo

  5. This sounds easy enough. I've heard of this, but never really looked into it. I think this will be a great treatment for dry, flakey skin in the winter.

  6. Right Lauren! I definitely recommend you giving it a try (let me know how it works for you if you give it a go!). I plan to use this more often now that it's getting colder (my skin's getting more dry). Thank you for visiting! xx