Milk and Honey Oaty Face Mask

milk and honey oaty face mask

During the winter months the wind, low temperatures and central heating really take their toll on my skin leaving it dry, tired and red. I love whipping up a thrifty homemade face mask, especially when they leave my face feeling soft, supple and smooth.

This simple thrifty face mask costs mere pence and gives your skin a lovely glow.
What you will need
(Makes enough for 2 masks – will keep in the fridge for 2 days)
30g porridge oats
10ml milk
2 1/2 tbsp runny honey
How to make and use
1. Pour the milk into the oats and stir to form a thick porridge like consistency.
2. Add the honey to the mixture and stir thoroughly.
3. Leave to thicken for around 5 minutes then give it a slow stir.
4. Apply to a freshly cleansed face and leave to become firm.
5. Use a warm, wet flannel to slough off the face mask.
6. Gently moisturise with a moisturiser containing SPF.
Will you be giving this easy and thrifty store cupboard face mask a go on your beautiful face?
I tried to take some ‘serious’ photographs of the face mask but they all ended up being daft, so here are some outtakes.

oat face mask

Oh and my hair? I started a new job this week which has involved lots of photo shoots (not nearly as glam as it sounds, I promise you) and my hair has been backcombed into a mess which 1.) I can’t get out properly and 2.) has left me looking like a freshly hatched chick.


P.S. The things I do for this blog, eh?


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  1. Not sure I’ll be trying this (I much prefer to eat my porridge (; ) but it’s look like you had a laugh!
    and congrats on the new job! xx

  2. Oooh sounds lovely! I will definitely try this :)

  3. I did one of these the other day! Very brave of you to post a photo haha xo

  4. Mmmm. Yummy! Definitely trying this out haha. x

  5. haha, you are too cute! I love this idea. My face gets terribly dry in the winter. St Louis is usually very humid but our winter air is so dry and bitter cold. I must try this today!

  6. Love this I always make these when I’m on a budget otherwise origins all the way! Loving the photos too haha XO

    Please check out my blog if you get a chance, I’ve just started out and any comments or followers would mean the world to me <3

  7. Will be making this tonight! My skin is playing havoc with the weather and central heating :(

  8. This looks great, I prefer homemade masks because I have sensitive skin :)

  9. Will be trying this after I run out of a Lush face mask I have on the go! Congratulations on the new job :) xx

  10. love this idea! will definitely be trying it out. I made a honey and apple face mask, which I posted on my blog, and it was such a messy experience! But I’m sure it did my skin some good. I hope your new job goes swimmingly :) xx

  11. Oats are so good for dry skin. I use them in a face pack, mixed with yogurt, and also put them in the bath (tied up VERY securely in something like an old pair of tights, or else in bungs up the plug hole!).

  12. Will definitely be giving this a try soon

  13. Congrats on the new job! I love how thrifty this face mask is, I will def be nipping to the presses to try this out this weekend…

  14. Love the pics! So far I have not tried making my own home made mask, but will never say never! :0)

  15. Thats exactly what I have for my breakfast! maybe I’ll smear some on my face at the same time :)

  16. Never mind the facemask! I recognise the dish. I think my mother got some of these little dishes free with soap powder or something in the 60s/70s!

  17. For once I have all these ingredients at home! :)

    ▲▲ HYENA

  18. A perfect mask for the colder weather. Good job, and thanks for the recipe.

  19. I love these DIY beauty treatments that you post – keep meaning to get round to trying some out.

    Looking at making 2013 a frugal year for me and my family and so as soon as I run out of all the treatments in my cupboard I’ll have no choice but to start giving this kind of thing a whirl!

    Congrats on the new job :-)

  20. Great idea! Will have to try this out :) xxx

  21. I tried this the other day and it left my skin feeling lovely. My boyfriend walked in the bathroom whilst I was putting this on and quietly backed away with a rather concerned look on his face 😀

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