Easy Homemade Face Packs for Dry and Oily Skin

by Jane on April 8, 2010 · 50 comments

Oats PackI love pampering myself at beauty salons with different kinds of facials. It is so relaxing and therapeutic to me. But with salon prices sky rocketing, I don’t feel like shelling out big bucks these days for a simple routine that I could probably do it myself. If you notice, all they do in the beauty salons is cleanse, tone, moisturize and apply a face pack. And if you add an additional service like exfoliating they will charge you more! Thanks, but no thanks! My Boutique’s Papaya scrub gives me awesome results every time I use it. I also like a lot of commercial face packs like Boutiques fruit pack, Shahnaz Husain’s Gold pack (I should do a review on this soon!). But I also love mixing and experimenting with kitchen items to create my own face packs. I feel like a magician mixing my own concoctions ;-) But believe me this face pack is kind of a magic potion to me. Try it for yourself and let me know if it worked for you.

This is by far my favorite face pack that I have made at home. It gives me immediate results. My skin always feels baby soft and looks radiant the day I use this. Isn’t that enough reason for you guys to try this one out?

The main ingredients in this face pack are:

Oats Face PAck

1) Oats (Avena Sativa) is seen in a lot of skin care products owing to their soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. They also help heal dry, itchy skin by retaining moisture.

One of my all time favorite moisturizer is Aveeno’s and most of their products have oats as their main ingredient. Nothing has ever worked so well on my dry skin as good as Aveeno has worked.

Almonds Face Pack

2) Almonds are a rich source of Vitamin E and they help soften and nourish the skin.

3) Honey as we all know is known for their anti-microbial properties, helps treat minor irritations and sunburns. It also helps retain the skin’s moisture. Honey can also be used as a spot treatment to treat blemishes and burn marks. This is tried and tested and has worked wonders on my many “heat burns due to cooking”.

4) Yogurt has natural bleaching properties and also softens skin.

With all these awesome ingredients, you are sure to notice how smooth and radiant your face feels after using this pack.

Ingredients for the face pack:

  • Oats – 2 Tbsp (Quick cooking/Rolled, anything works)
  • Almonds – 5
  • Honey – 1 Tsp
  • Milk or yogurt – As required to dilute the face pack.

Method:

Yogurt face packTake the dry almonds and pulse it in a blender a couple of times. You should get an almond meal which looks like the consistency of wet sand. Add the oats to the almond meal and pulse it again. You should get a nice powder consistency. That’s it! Take the meal out and add yogurt, honey and apply to your face. Easy peasy, right? I usually exfoliate my face using a face scrub before applying the face pack for better results. Leave the pack for about 15 minutes or until the pack feels dry completely. Resist the urge to go and scare your hubby with your pack on :P .The pack also smells super yummy!!

After the pack is dry, I usually wet my face with water and slowly start rubbing in circular motions to remove the pack. This seems to exfoliate and massage my skin really well and makes the skin super soft.

If you feel adventurous throw in a mashed papaya or strawberry and you’ve got yourself a fruit pack (Don’t be tempted to eat this :P)

Usually I triple the almond and oatmeal meal batch and store in the refrigerator. So, you can have a homemade face pack in a jiffy. On days that I am going out or know that I’ll be photographed, I do this routine and I can see a noticeable difference. Whenever I feel tired and my skin feels lifeless, this pack serves as a nice pick-me-up!!

Disclaimer: I have combination skin leaning towards dry, so this pack is extremely moisturizing for me. Depending on your skin type you may have different results.

Lemon Face PackFor people with Oily skin, I suggest you leave out yogurt and honey and instead add couple teaspoons of Fuller’s earth (Multani mitti) and couple drops lime juice to the oat and almond meal. Lime juice is acidic and hence gives you a subtle bleached effect and the fuller’s earth tightens pores and combats oiliness. Another awesome ingredient for oily skin is dried orange peel powder. My mom used to save orange peel in batches and sun dry them. She’ll then get it powdered when there is a sufficient quantity. In the summer months when your face is at the oiliest, you can mix this and multani mitti and couple of drops of rose water and apply it on your face and neck. This really removes excess oiliness and your face will feel clean and refreshed!!

I hope you try these face packs and have fun . :)Let me know if it worked!!

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Jane, I make a similar pack with oats myself and it works wonderfully on my skin. :)- Rati

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Shweta April 8, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Hey Jane…

Really nice post…Shall try this pack this weekend :)

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Jan April 8, 2010 at 6:44 pm

Thanks for your comment anamika ! I use besan a lot too..its brightens the face immediately , doesn’t it ? Do try this pack with almonds. You’ll defly like it :)

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Jane April 8, 2010 at 6:46 pm

Thanks shweta – Do try it out :)

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dvja April 8, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Jane dear,

Nice meeting u…

I am in fact trying to visualize myself in the first pic :) so damn refreshing…with all the flowers and leaves..only thing, nobody shd be around…

Count me in, i am a huge fan of biotique papaya scrub inspite of knowing that its too abrasive for regular usage :) who cares?

Besan + yogurt = ever green pack :yes:

U r sure a magician, but do share ur magic quite often :) wonderful review, Jane

:rotfl: disclaimer :)

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Jane April 8, 2010 at 7:14 pm

@ Divija : Thank you so much for such wonderful comment ! You made my day ;-) Yeah papaya scrub is quite abrasive , so I try to use gentle strokes..but it works wonders :)

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ki. April 8, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Brilliant :-D I’m going to try this over the weekend and let you know how it was for sure!

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HD April 8, 2010 at 8:22 pm

Woooow Jane!!!! amazing facepacks :yes: ….I am already loving the first one and waiting for the weekend to try it and will also recommend the oily one for a friend whos really very pareshan with her oily skin ;) she is gonna be happy…

The home facepack which I make quite often is besan + turmeric + honey + milk/cream + lemon drops….this too freshens up the face quite instantly :yes:

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smita April 8, 2010 at 8:42 pm

Hi Jane….great post! I ttoo have combination to dry skin…will be trying this for sure :)

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Mrunmayee April 8, 2010 at 10:38 pm

Hey Jane, Great post… :yes:

I am gonna try the Oats pack tomorrow itself… :-))

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jane April 9, 2010 at 1:20 am

Hey Mrunmayee ,

Thanks dear. Been reading your posts , really enjoy them. Keep it coming !

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Poornima April 8, 2010 at 10:39 pm

Hi Jane,

I am also a fan of homemade packs :-)

And spa treatments..give me anytime…

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jane April 9, 2010 at 1:19 am

Girls ,

Thank you all for the lovely comments. Its very encouraging to read these comments. Do try this face pack and let me know if it workded for you guys :-)

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Sunaina April 9, 2010 at 1:53 am

This sounds great, I love face masks but never tried to make it myself.
I’ll try it out this weekend and will definitely let you know how it worked out!

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tanveer April 9, 2010 at 11:52 am

It sounds really… errr, tasty?!?… really, sounds easy and has my 2 fav things – honey & curd! Nice article :D

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ritu April 16, 2010 at 9:12 pm

hi ladies.i m here 2 tell u a recepie of a coconut face mask.i was in 12th grade & was suffering frm chicken pox. after i got well my face was full of alot of spots.but anyways they faded away in a month.ne of my teachers told me 2 apply coconut water 2 my face & 1 of my dad’s frmd too adviced 2 apply neat of raw coconut on face(white part).i did it but don’t know if it helped in fading the spots or not but it surely made my skin baby soft & so smooth & shiny also it improved the complexion. i m using it for few days now & i can c my skin gtting smooth & my pimples scars r fading quickly.& it can be used on all skin types.i hope my information is useful 4 all of u.have a nice day.bye.

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Asmita April 18, 2010 at 12:48 am

Hey,
I tried the face mask for oily skin and it worked so well! thanks a ton :-)

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Rati April 18, 2010 at 1:01 am

Hi Asmita, Welcome to MakeupandBeauty.Com :)

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Rijwi April 18, 2010 at 5:20 pm

Hi! Thanks for all your tips and reviews! I’ll surely try this out. I just passed class 12th this year and these last two years I’ve completely ignored myself due to studies and now when I looked at myself in the mirror I was really so shocked :shock: ! I was in a fix about what to do about my pores and I had since long forgotten about Multani mitti! Thanks! You really saved me! I was at a loss about what to do about my skin. I also checked out your reviews on other cosmetics! Now I know what to buy for sure!

Bye now! I’ll visit again! :bye:
:-)

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Jane April 18, 2010 at 7:16 pm

@Asmita – Glad that it worked for you :-)
@Rijwi – Now that you have crossed the hurdle , take some time to pamper yourself :)

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ash August 26, 2011 at 3:20 am

can i use this face pack daily????

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Munira December 7, 2011 at 2:37 pm

hi,
this is munira.Just now i have gone through your home made facial.I will definietely try this as my skin is oily.

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priya January 19, 2012 at 10:00 am

:yahoo: its really work

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Shweta February 14, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Jane..you’re a genius! Thanks for the wonderful concoction, i have a combination skin, which becomes very patchy and dry if washed and oily if not, i have tried every cold cream in the market, nothing works!.. and in summers and monsoon, i cant apply ANYTHING on the face coz it becomes an oil factory on its own! :( …. hence, do suggest more packs for different seasons… please..

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ruhi ravi March 4, 2012 at 1:51 pm

hi jane,
i applied almond oat pack nd it hz done wonder on my skin….i m loving it!!

thnx a lot!! :))

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shruti November 28, 2012 at 9:25 am

D pack is gorgeous, ty.. Same q though.. Can one use it daily or often should one use it for best results? In anticipation.. Cheers

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swetha chandrashekar December 18, 2013 at 11:42 am

the same question i too have … can we use the first pack daily ?

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rajashree August 16, 2013 at 4:48 am

thanks for your tips. shall try this

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swetha chandrashekar December 18, 2013 at 11:41 am

and is there any treatment for wounded stretch mark scar??? if there is any remedy for that from home i ll try out… and thanks for your useful tips

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