By Dr Adam Simon

Homemade oatmeal mask for skin rashes - Home Remedies

Need to relieve skin problems such as eczema, sunburn and poison ivy? Try this homemade oatmeal mask for your skin!

What it's good for

Reduces inflammation and irritation to deal with common skin problems such as eczema, sunburn and poison ivy.

The science behind it:

Many people swear by oatmeal as a way of relieving itchy, irritated skin. It's thought that adding ground oatmeal to your bathwater can help with this, but if you have a skin rash that's focused on one area, a quick and easy oatmeal paste will help you out.

The key chemical ingredient here is avenanthramides, which are known to have anti-inflammatory properties. In addition to helping the swelling go down, oatmeal will also soothe any itching or irritation you have.


  • 1 bowl of organic, steel-cut oatmeal
  • Warm water


  • Add the water to your bowl of oatmeal and mix together until you have a thick paste.
  • Apply the paste gently to the affected areas.
  • Allow it to dry.
  • Remove gently and apply moisturiser to your skin.