DIY Oatmeal Face Mask and #giveaway!

This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Dawn. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.

First off, our first Vlog post. Wee! I’m on camera! 

I finally made a visit out to the garden yesterday to get some serious weeding done. Sorry I don’t have any before and after photos, but just picture weeds up to your knees covered in thorns and thistles attacking all of my delicate carrot and lettuce seedlings.

They’re bullies, I tell you.

They got me too.

My hands are covered in scratches and blisters. My shoulders are sunburnt. My back is killing me.

Just to be clear, I’m not complaining. My life is pretty fantastic and if these are the hardest parts of my day I’ll gladly take it! It’s just that as a busy mom I don’t get a lot of time to take care of me.

I mean, honestly, the most indulgent part of my day is when I do the dishes, and that’s because the Dawn dish soap that I use actually moisturizes my skin unlike the other detergents that just dry it out. (To be frank, I had my doubts that it would work on my ultra worked hands, but it really did!)

Since I spend about 50% of my day doing dishes, I guess that means I spend a lot of time pampering myself, ha!

Simple DIY Banana Oatmeal Face Mask

Anyway, if you’re short on time but ready for a tiny bit of pampering try this recipe. I’m including a video tutorial (a Vlog! our first! did you see me up there?!) plus a printable recipe annnnd we’re also doing a giveaway! So many good things packed into one tiny blog post!

By the way, a little food for thought:

Bananas are one of my favorite go-to sources for fighting acne. Applying a coat of mashed bananas to your skin should suffocate the bacteria in your cells, forcing breakouts from acne to heal quicker. Their anti-bacterial properties can also reduce swelling and infections.

Oatmeal contains a protein which will leave a fine protective film on the skin, keeping moisture in and ensuring soft, smooth baby texture. They’re also packed with natural cleansers (called saponins) that remove dirt and oil from your pores.

5.0 from 4 reviews
DIY Oatmeal Face Mask
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon ground oatmeal
  • ½ banana
  • 1 teaspoon milk
Instructions
  1. In a small mixing bowl, use a fork to mash half of a ripe banana into a lump-free pulp.
  2. Mix in 1 teaspoon of milk and 1 tablespoon of ground oatmeal. Combine ingredients thoroughly.
  3. Wash your face with lukewarm water to open pores and pat dry with a soft towel. Using clean fingers, rub the mask into your face in a circular motion. Apply the mask in a slightly thick layer so it has time to sink in.
  4. Keep your mask on for 10-15 minutes, and then wash your face with warm water without soap. Splash cold water onto your face to close your pores and pat dry with a towel.

 Want to win your own Oatmeal Mask kit?

· A Bottle of Dawn Hand Renewal
· Hand towel
· Headband
· Mixing bowl
· A Maple Muddler
· Oatmeal
· Oatmeal face mask recipe
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Comments

  1. LynneMarie says

    I really dislike doing the dishes, but if I have to do them then a product like this is one I’d want to use to help keep my hands looking and feeling good.

  2. Erin Ellis says

    I love DIY skincare Most products are so harsh, and homemade is always my preference. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    Erin
    fairyfractal at gmail dot com

  3. June Lisle says

    I am not a big fan of doing the dishes but I have been pretty good about keeping up with them every day.

  4. Cat Slate says

    I love Diy skincare. I make my own lotion, face wash, moisturizer, hair wash rinse, and face masks. Oatmeal is very soothing for the face and banana is moisturizing.

    I do not like washing dishes. Luckily, my fiancé loves it and does all the dishes. :P

  5. Dandi D says

    I love doing the dishes–it warms me up in the winter time, and I can look out at my garden in the summer.

  6. Nicole-Lynn says

    I like doing DIY skincare! It’s fun and cheap! And about doing the dishes, I do the dishes every day. I don’t mind doing them if a dishwasher and a good dish soap such as Dawn is involved for hard stuck on foods! Thanks for the opportunity!

  7. brittany says

    I love the diy skincare ideas and I don’t really like to wash dishes but I love to have my house clean so im constantly doing them, plus I have two toddlers that always make messes and im always cleaning something with them two. I love dawn also.Id love to try this.

  8. Vivian says

    My husband does dishes! Not that I hate them but he likes them done a certain way lol. I love diy beauty!!

  9. Amy J says

    As a busy mom, pampering is scarce. I do enjoy a homemade lemon sugar body scrub from time to time. Looking forward to trying this facial.

  10. Meena R says

    I’m not a huge fan of doing dishes, generally because it takes so long and my hands get really dry, but lately I’ve been using Dawn with Olay and my hands definitely feel a lot better after doing dishes.

  11. Annette says

    I love DIY skincare and have made some amazing masks using Greek yogurt. The lactic acid in the yogurt does a great job with exfoliation. In fact, my skin is smoother from a yogurt mask than from a facial scrub.

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