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DIY spa teatment - Face mask

Filed Under: in the kitchen, miscellaneous

mixing the facial ingredientsLast week I tested out a homemade deep conditioner. It was an avocado and mayonnaise concoction that had impressive results. Days later, my hair felt great!

This week I tested a homemade face mask. I tried out the Autumn Apple Face Mask. The results were a little less impressive, but I'll share the recipe and experience with you, and you can see for yourself.

The Autumn apple face mask
This seasonal mask is designed to combat dry flaky skin that tends to creep up on us with the changing season. The apple and oatmeal recipe helps you get rid of dead skin cells, invigorating your skin, creating a bright, fresh complexion.

Autumn apple facial mask(click thumbnails to view gallery)

IngredientsChop appleMixApply maskRinse

What you'll need
  1. 1/4 apple
  2. 1/2 tsp half and half
  3. 1 tsp honey
  4. 1 T oatmeal
  5. Fork
  6. Small mixing bowl
What to do
  1. In a small bowl, combine ingredients, and mash together - I diced the apple very small first so it mashed easily
  2. Apply to face
  3. Leave on for 10 min.
  4. Rinse
Take a look through the gallery for steps with pictures.

What I'd do different next time
  • I found this one awkward to apply, and as you can see in the picture, it was like trying to get apple juice and oatmeal to stick. I put in some extra honey to help it stay together more easily but it didn't really work.
  • Oatmeal does not rinse down the sink with ease. So, unless you want to come back to us and find out how to fix your sink, I'd advise against it.
After rinsing the mask off, my skin felt fresh, but no better than if I had just washed my face. I was a bit disappointed with this DIY spa treatment. Most face masks that I've tried before have had a yogurt base so that the mask is applied like a paste. I think next time I'll stick to some old favorite homemade face masks. I've found a simple mixture of yogurt, oatmeal and honey to work wonders.


  • Linda Hopper

    I recall an "Cooked" Oatmeal facial (that worked great) years ago (60's) when my children were growing up. Unfortunately; it became lost with time. I can only recall the oatmeal ingredient and/or if there was any other ingredient....I do recall I had no difficulty in the application to my face and it was for 20 min. Would welcome any recollections of this oatmeal mask as it was the best I ever tried.

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