Yoghurt, honey and oats: homemade face mask


A homemade face mask is the perfect pick-me-up to try at home.


There are times when we just can’t make it to our favourite spa for a routine facial due to time constraints and the busy demands of everyday life. For an effective and quick alternative, try a homemade yoghurt, honey and oats face mask, created by our team at The Spa at Bushmans Kloof.

It takes around 15 – 20 minutes to prepare a simple face mask – and you will find all the ingredients you need in your own kitchen! This face mask is suitable for all skin types and can be applied once a week for maximum benefits.


  • 1 tbsp oatmeal, finely ground
  • 1 tbsp live, organic yoghurt (skip the flavoured stuff)
  • A few drops of honey


  • Add the yoghurt to the oatmeal in a small bowl and mix together.
  • Warm a few drops of honey. To do this, warm a spoon under hot water for a minute, and then add a few drops of honey to the spoon.
  • Stir the honey into the yoghurt and oatmeal mixture.
  • Apply the mask to the face. Relax for 10-15 minutes, then rinse off with several splashes of warm water. Follow with a warm washcloth.
  • Apply moisturiser.

Benefits of these ingredients:

Yoghurt has been used as a skin remedy since ancient times. In India, applying yoghurt to the skin is still valued as a great way to clear acne and pimples while in ancient Egypt, Cleopatra was famous for taking daily milk baths to keep her skin glowing and youthful.

Yoghurt contains:

  • Lactic acid 
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin B
  • Zinc

It has been claimed that yoghurt can:

  • Lightens blemishes and moles 
  • Tightens skin pores 
  • Clears acne
  • Anti-ageing properties
  • Some ingredients in honey may kill certain bacteria and fungi.
  • It provides vital nutrients that speed up the healing process for damaged or wounded skin; in addition honey also serves as a barrier to moisture and keeps skin from sticking to dressings

Honey contains:

  • Calcium 
  • Iron 
  • Magnesium  

It has been claimed that honey can:

  • Hydrate skin, locking-in moisture
  • Have anti-bacterial and anti-ageing effects 

Oats make a great breakfast and have also been claimed as an excellent product for a variety of skin conditions such as itchy, dry or flaky skin.

Oats contain:

  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids  
  • Iron 

It has been claimed that oats can:

  • Be used as a remedy for acne
  • Calm dry and irritated skin
  • Sooth sunburned skin

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