Dec 30, 2010

DIY Trial and errr..Error : Oatmeal-Tomato Mask


Masks using oatmeal and tomato in combination with various other ingredients are very widely (online at least) recommended for dry/blemished skin, but of course, I am too scared to try anything on my face, so I decided to use this as a foot mask!!  I figured if it works as a skin lightening mask for the face, it should work my feet too, and if I get any rashes, at least no one would know :D

The trial:

I blitzed regular Quaker oats to get a coarse powder - about 1 cup.
Pureed 1 small tomato and added.
Added 2 tsps of olive oil.
The mixture was missing a LOT of moisture - so added milk to thin it out.
That's what the final product looked like when I ran out things to add :D

I guess you realized by now that I was well on my way to a total disaster, but I just had to continue.  Applied this generously over both feet, wrapped them in cling wrap, and waited 10 minutes.  Washed off with warm water.  Yes, my feet looked tiny bit brighter, but I don't know if it was just me hoping it was looking brighter. 

And the errors:
  • The bathroom floor looked like someone just threw up.  And no, I could not leave it there for my maid to clean because not only would she come up with her own ideas on why I threw up, she would also give me a piece of her mind and quit.  That's the reason why sensible people don't use this as a foot mask.
  • Just splashing water does not get this off the skin.  You have to keep massaging/rubbing to get this off. Leaving the oats whole or making a very coarse powder would make it easier to wash off.
  • If you have sensitive skin, you might want to skip this.  Tomatoes are acidic and can/may cause irritation to sensitive skins.  But then again, if you just read this post, you might not try it anyway :D :D
  • I would use this on hands - just massage the mixture on hands for a bit and wash off.  And no messy bathroom floors either.

32 comments:

  1. These oat packs really make a mess. grr prrr... he he bloooo spooonnn...Okay I also have it.*tounge* :P :P

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  2. you read that ---o pinky tu badi stinky ROTFFLLL!!

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  3. Nobody told me that! The mess part, not the blooo spooon :D

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  4. Is second time I am seeing it...how did you miss it before...Farha is the only true competition for Jomol!

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  5. he he I know. :P :P I was writing that worst best so I dint see it. :P :P

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  6. The tomato in the first pick looks like chidiya laid a red anda,. *gigglllesss*

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  7. Me thot so too...such a relief to know like-minded souls land here :D

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  8. Ha ha h ah ha haaaaaaaaaa.....I donno why..but I cant stop laughing reading this post.......You are adorable Rads!!!!mmwaaaaaaaaahhhh..he he he!!

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  9. And me louuuuuuuuuuuuuued your spooon..it is sooo cute!! :D

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  10. BTW have you heard that item number - Tinku jiya!! lol...That red tomato reminded me of that song!! :| :|

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  11. You making fun of me...hmmmmmmphhhhhhhh :|

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  12. Tinku jiya???!!!! Noooooooooooooooo....what is that..i have to see right now ...heheheeeeeeeeeeeeee

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  13. MY GOOOOOODNESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! I sawwwww....:D

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  14. ha ha haaa........nice song naa!! :P :P...Some crazy fellow has written those stoooooooooooopid lyrics..and I used to think Munni badnaam hui..with zandu balm was weird!!

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  15. me louuued your post actually....it looked so cute...first thing tomato and oats..lol...then blue spoon..he he he he!! and then your description about making mess as foot mask....... :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho:

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  16. this looks like aarohan's five grains + 5 vegetables cerelac and hates it and spits it on my face......

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  17. where did you get that blue spoon from....it looks very odd....like my mind is working in superfast speed to find out what exactly it looks like....do you want me to say it here :))

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  18. It looks like a plastic spoon to me..giggggles...:D :D :D :D :D

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  19. WOw, what a mess! I have also tried an oatmeal-yoghurt mask and it was a disaster. Did nothing to my acne-prone skin. But I like to put tomato pulp on my face- it's good for acne and post acne marks. Also reduces tan, i believe. Warning- pain to make it stay on your face. I sit with a tissue the whole hour!

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  20. I guess that's why they mix with oatmeal or besan..just to get it to stay on :D I am too scared to experiment on my face!

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  21. Rads, if you are looking for a good oatmeal mask, I would suggest try TBS oatmeal and honey.Its amaaaaazing and easy too.But, if u have oily skin, I would say be cautious :)

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  22. Hii Appu..Priya also told me that it's really good, but they have another one for oilier skins..I forgot the name..corn something(?) Have you tried that? Is that any good?

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  23. yeah blue corn...thats pretty good...i reviewed it on IMBB ;) shameless self advertising, i know ;) but yeah, its better for oily skin and also try seaweed thats a good one too since it contains clay :)

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  24. :D :D Tx..I will go look up the "shameless self-advertisement" on IMBB :D :D :D Oh and yaaa...I knooowwwwww the seaweed..but somehow when I am at TBS everything just flies out of my head :| I should take a list next time!

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  25. hahaha! have u not tried Tea tee mask?

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  26. Nooo nothing..none of the masks..:|

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  27. leaving oats as it is is a better idea instead of making them into a fine powder...milk and oats do make the skin fairer by removing the tan...even tomato helps...
    a better idea to use oats is to tie a handful of oats in a muslin cloth and soak it into hot water for half hour or an hour...the water would turn milky by then...squeeze the muslin wrap once to squeeze out all the liquid....add it to your bath water...it makes the skin extremely soft and no mess too....

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  28. i did the exact same thing once!:P:P

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