Skincare Secret: Oatmeal

by Jen on Friday, January 13, 2012

I guess this secret isn't actually really a secret: ever since I adopted this practice about half a year ago, I've been raving about it to nearly everyone I know. In short, using oatmeal to wash my face has eliminated my need for any chemical injected cleansers and it is now all I use. I do this once a day (in the shower at night) and follow with toner and moisturizer. It has normalized the oils in my skin and in the mornings I now just tone and moisturize. My skin has also evened out considerably and breakouts are more in control than they have ever been!

I first found out about oatmeal as a cleanser from bubzbeauty on YouTube and I think she does a wonderful job of describing the process. Simply watch this video to find out how you can get started!
Also, please note: I don't wear foundation so oatmeal cleanses my skin sufficiently at the end of the day. If you do wear it, I'd suggest using oatmeal in the morning before you put your make up on and using your regular cleanser to remove your make up at night.
Other tips to keep your skin looking its best (most are probably obvious, but are good reminders):
- Wash your bed sheets weekly
- Wash your make up brushes weekly
- Drink your required daily intake of water
- Exercise regularly. Sweat = ridding of toxins!
- Get the amount of sleep that your body needs
- Be diligent in your skincare routine!

Have you tried it? Let me know in the comments! Still need convincing? Check out these nearly flawless reviews of oatmeal on Makeupalley.
Questions? As always, you can ask me on Formspring!


Great tips!! I never knew you could use oatmeal to wash your face. I'm going to have to try that sometime :)


by Jacquelyn on January 13, 2012 at 1:31 AM. #

I heard about it, but never really use it. Thanks!

by Ms Bubu on January 13, 2012 at 2:25 AM. #

Oh, so wonderful! I've seen Bubz' videon on youtube on the oatmeal cleanser. Should try this!

by Sasha on January 13, 2012 at 4:45 AM. #

oo wow, i have never come across this! going to give it a go, thanks!

Katie x

by Katie on January 13, 2012 at 6:25 AM. #

I like so much this post. Well done.

by Clara Turbay on January 13, 2012 at 10:39 AM. #

I haven't thought about using oatmeal for skincare. Interesting..

by Alyssa on January 13, 2012 at 1:37 PM. #

I have heard some pretty amazing things about oatmeal, but I have never tried it myself.
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by Bonnie on January 13, 2012 at 2:24 PM. #

I have been using oatmeal to clean my face for a month or so now. But at the moment I am having an allergic reaction. Not sure if it has to do with the oatmeal or the new creme I've used lately (a new one - all organic though), so I am just cutting back on both for the time being. I also got a bit over-excited with the oatmeal and used it twice per day, which might have been too rough on my skin as well. Oh well, lesson learned!

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by Leonie on January 13, 2012 at 2:27 PM. #

Hi there! I actually never heard of this possibility but I love it already since its natural so I will surely give it a try, but I am still a bit confused as to HOW to do it, so I will watch the video!
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by Catita on January 13, 2012 at 2:31 PM. #

Leonie, I think there is a good chance your reaction came from it being used twice a day. Since it does serve to exfoliate as well I am guessing it was too harsh for your skin. Hope your skin is feeling better soon!

by Jen on January 13, 2012 at 2:34 PM. #

Ooohhh, I'm so intrigued by this! I'm going to check out the video now! Thanks!

Also, can I ask if you got your YSL ring in Van?

Happy Weekending! xx Natalie

by Natalie on January 13, 2012 at 2:46 PM. #

That's quite an interesting skincare solution! Thanks for sharing the video about it and the other good skincare reminders (: Have a great weekend!

by eggtartbox on January 13, 2012 at 3:05 PM. #

I have never heard of using oatmeal for your face but I had a very severe skin reaction after giving birth that spread through my whole body. It really relieved the severe itch I was facing. Thanks for this, I am going to follow this regime.

by Life On Planet Mum on January 13, 2012 at 3:51 PM. #

I've been using oatmeal for a bit now as well (after seeing your last post on your beauty/skincare regimin), but I just keep on going back to my Cetaphil since my dad is wondering what's happening to his oatmeal supply ;) haha!

I love BubzBeauty, she's so adorable and just bubbly in general!

Have a fantastic weekend xo!

by Jess ♡ on January 13, 2012 at 8:08 PM. #

Oooo. I think I am finally going to try this soon. I have read about oatmeal on your face for years but was not too sure. Now I have to buy is oatmeal :)

by Happy Chinadoll on January 13, 2012 at 10:54 PM. #

I wear light make up everyday ( no foundation) and I don't think oatmeal does a good job on remove make up, otherwise it best for skin ,my face feel so soft after I use it. I think it best for morning.

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by Caterina Salvietti on January 14, 2012 at 2:06 AM. #

Great tips!

by Constance Murphy on January 14, 2012 at 7:40 PM. #

i haven't used oatmeal for my face in a while, thanks for reminding me about it! i am always looking for ways to take care of my skin, and i definitely have to follow a lot of the tips you have here. :)

<3, Mimi

by Mimi on January 15, 2012 at 12:34 AM. #

I've been using this for awhile thanks to your tip, and seriously, I have noticed a huge difference. I'm especially finding it amazing during the winter as it moisturizes and leaves that very subtle film on your face, I think it helps protect the skin. Seriously so indebted to you for this wonderful tip!

Alex xoxo

by Alexandra on January 16, 2012 at 3:07 PM. #

I have wanted to try this, but because both wear foundation and because it's so warm here in Hawaii, I have to cleanse twice daily with a cleanser my dermatologist recommended. However, I always make sure it's parabens and SLS free, and I often use natural substitutes on other things. I have a recipe for a great home-made natural toner if you're interested.

I could use this in place of my exfoliant, however. I have watched Bubz's beauty video, and I adore her skin tips. I'll have to try this, but we need to replace our current oats with quick rolled oats instead.

Great tips!

Mae Lu @ thereafterish.

by thereafterish on January 16, 2012 at 3:11 PM. #

oh Jen, i have prayed for the day my skin could go without concealer or foundation but i think that day is loooong gone ; ) you have given me total hope for some reprieve though, this oatmeal thing sounds amazing!! Sean got me a Clarisonic for xmas cos i was concerned with my skin but i've never heard of this treatment. thanks for sharing and being so totally awesome with the details. xo ♥

by Lynn {hearted girl} on January 17, 2012 at 5:51 PM. #

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by pamolivesoop on May 21, 2012 at 11:40 PM. #

Cleanse your skin regularly. A very effective skin care tip that helps in getting rid of the dirt and other harsh elements from your skin. Cleansing is especially important when you have been out of your house as you are going exposed to pollutants, dust etc. This skin care tip also advocates the use of Luke warm water for cleansing.
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by SHOAB on February 23, 2013 at 5:35 PM. #

Im 16 and I have been using this oat cleanser since may 2013.i have blackhead prone skin on mostly my cheeks and didnt clear my blackheads but my it left my skin soft.i just pour hot water and it turns into a paste.i let it cool down and spread it onto my is so warm after that I just wash with cold water and use my homemade toner which is ACV toner.

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