DIY Oily Skin Face Mask

When I was a little girl, my mom was always mixing up homemade facial masks and concoctions to help her nails stay long and strong.  She even used common household items  (like eggshells) to make plant food and fertilizer.  As a result, I love experimenting with DIY skincare recipes. They’re budget-friendly and usually very effective.

Years ago, I found an oily skin oatmeal mask that I loved.  You stored it in the fridge so it was nice and cool when you put it on your face.  And it smelled like oatmeal cookies – uh, YUM!  I’ve since lost the “recipe” for that mask, but here’s one I found that I like just as much.

Oatmeal is great for absorbing excess oil in the skin.


  • 1 cucumber
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons ground oatmeal
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey


Place ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until creamy. Place in the freezer for approximately ten minutes to chill. Spread over face. Remember, this is homemade, so don’t expect it to look like a store bought mask. Allow it to sit for 10-15 minutes. Wipe mask off with cool water and pat dry.

How It Works

Each ingredient in this recipe serves a purpose for your skin. The base ingredient, cucumber, creates a soothing feeling and can help de-puff and even out skin tone. Yogurt acts as a moisturizer, and the lactic acid and vitamins found in yogurt nourish the skin and can kill the bacteria that cause breakouts. The oatmeal helps to soak up excess oil from the skin and lock in moisture. Honey has antibacterial properties that kill germs on the skin, and also acts as a moisturizer that can help fade the appearance of dark spots. And lastly, the citric acid in the lemon juice acts as a mild exfoliator that will help remove dry, dead skin cells and allow for new cells to replace them.

Written by MaShelle Dean
Hey Fam! I'm MaShelle, your Fit & Fabulous Coach. I'm an AFAA Certified Fitness Instructor and lifestyle blogger living in Atlanta with my husbae, Ron. The Jiggle Free Zone is the place to come for fitness inspiration, product reviews, and workout proof hair tutorials. Be sure to sign up for the Fit & Fab newsletter so you never miss my tips on living a #fitandfabulous life!