When Doing Dishes and Skin Care Collide + DIY Oatmeal Face Mask

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“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.” 

I am one of those people that enjoy cleaning. I may complain about it sometimes or get so busy it becomes overwhelming, but once I start cleaning, I can go at it all day. Call me strange if you’d like, but it’s not really a bad thing, right?


If there are two things that are never-ending in my house, it is definitely dirty laundry and dirty dishes. Yes, I have a dishwasher, but I have to run it every night, plus do some dishes by hand. If I don’t, it will get way too out of control.

When doing them by hand, there is always the possibility that I will get frustrated with a dirty pot or pan. Set-in, dried food and grease can be a pain to get out. That’s why it’s important to have a powerful dish soap on hand at all times. My soap of choice: Dawn. It doesn’t take much to get those dishes sparkling clean.

Washing Dishes using Dawn Hand Renewal

My Dawn always gets a lot of use. Every time I think I have all those dishes clean, more just appear out of nowhere (at least that’s how it seems). Between my three boys and husband, I know it is going to always be that way.

I’ve learned to embrace it. While I am standing in front of the sink, doing the dishes, I am alone. A kid or two might be trying to get my attention, but for the most part, I am alone. Can I look at it as a little ‘me time‘? Turn on some music and just keep cleaning.

Dawn Hand Renewal

Plus this ‘me time‘ also includes some beneficial skin care. With Dawn Hand Renewal, washing dishes also moisturizes the skin. After just three uses, hands are noticeably softer. I am an insane multi-tasker and I think this falls in that category.

Washing Hands with Dawn Hand Renewal

Not only do I use it when doing the dishes, I also have it in my sink’s soap dispenser. That way I can easily access it for dishes and hand-washing. The scent is worthy of a hand soap along with the moisture benefits.

DIY Oatmeal Face Mask Recipe

So why not take a few extra minutes of my ‘me time’ to exfoliate with a face mask, as well? Dawn sent me this Oatmeal Face Mask recipe to use and it was awesome and uses items right from the kitchen.

DIY Oatmeal Face Mask Recipe


  • 1 tablespoon ground outmeal
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 teaspoon milk


  • Mash the banana into a lump-free pulp.
  • Mix in the milk and ground oatmeal, combining ingredients thoroughly.
  • Before applying the mask, wash your face with lukewarm water to open pores and pat dry with a soft towel. In a thick layer, apply mask with clean fingers, rubbing in with a circular motion.
  • Keep the mask on for 10-15 minutes and wash off with warm water.
  • Splash cold water onto face to close pores, then pat dry with a towel.


Dawn Simplify Your Summer Prize Pack Giveaway

Dawn is giving one lucky reader a Simply Your Summer Prize Pack that includes:

  • 1 Bottle of Dawn Hand Renewal
  • Hand Towel
  • Headband
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Muddler
  • Oatmeal
  • Oatmeal Face Mask Recipe

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34 comments on When Doing Dishes and Skin Care Collide + DIY Oatmeal Face Mask

  • latanya

    I have used Dawn Renewal and I really like it. It cleans well and keeps my hands soft

  • Leigh Anne

    I honestly have not tried this yet but would like to. I need to take care of my hands so anything to make them softer is great!

  • betty

    and tested it, I wish I could not use it I guess it’s a delicious aroma

  • yenny

    I haven’t used Dawn Hand Renewal yet, but I love other Dawn products. I’d like to try Hand Renewal because my hands always get dry from doing dishes.

  • angie

    I love it. My hands feel great after using it.

  • Ann Fantom

    No, I haven’t tried Dawn Hand Renewal yet. I would like to because my hands get so dry.

  • Tracy Pryor

    I haven’t used Dawn Hand Renewal yet but I would love to try.

  • Becca

    I haven’t tried it yet but I would love to because my hands get soooo dry after doing dishes, this sounds like it would really help!

  • Debbi Wellenstein

    I have not used Dawn Hand Renewal, but it looks so creamy and nice, and if it’s Dawn, it must be good.

  • Marie

    I have not used it yet but it sounds great.

  • Nicole-Lynn

    No, I have not yet tried the Dawn Hand Renewal soap yet! It seems to be a gentle soap for hands, but great soap to cut through grease! I bet it smells nice, too! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Cynthia C

    I haven’t tried it yet but I’m a fan of Dawn detergent.

  • Robin Wilson

    Yes I’ve tried in once I think. I loved it I do believe. And this recipe looks and sounds absolutely delicious!!

  • David

    I have a big problem with dry cracking hands in the winter but I don’t like to use lotion. I like that this soap may help that without me having to do much else.

  • Jessica To

    I have not used it yet but I would like something that moisturizes my hands.

  • June Lisle

    I haven’t tried the Dawn hand renewal yet because I generally go cheaper on my shopping. But I wouldn’t mind trying it because of how dry my hands get.

  • Sadie B.

    I have tried it. But I can’t wait to try the different scents.

  • Robin

    I haven’t tried it yet, I like to see if it can soften my hands.

  • Jill Myrick

    Yes, Dawn is the only dishwashing liquid that we use.
    I have tried and love the Hand renewal Dawn as it keeps my hands soft and keeps them from drying out or cracking.


  • suzanne

    I have not tried the Renewal but I love Dawn so I’m sure this would be wonderful.

  • Julie

    I haven’t gotten the chance to try it yet but it looks great

  • kellie rose wilson

    I would love to try it! The scents look intriguing!

  • Laura J

    I have not tried it yet, but would love to. My hands get so dry washing dishes, and I would love to try the Oatmeal face mask!

  • Linda

    I really want to but haven’t yet

  • Karen Drake

    I have not used it yet but would love to try it.

  • Jennifer Reed

    I have not used Dawn Hand Renewal yet but I would love to use a dish soap product that had the added benefits of Olay products to make my hands the best they can be.

  • Laurie Emerson

    I have not used it yet but would like to as my hands get so dry when I wash them,

  • Jennifer

    No, I haven’t tried it, but I am very intrigued by the scent you used. I think it may make doing the dishes a little more enjoyable.

  • Rebecca Lock

    I have used it and I really like it.

  • Christy Colln

    I have used the pink kind and I love it

  • Tanya White

    No I haven’t used it yet but would like to since other dish washing liquids dry my hands.

  • Gina

    I have not but I’m always up to trying new things and this sounds great!

  • Candie L

    I have used this and I really like it like all other Dawn products. Thank you

  • Charlene Kuser

    I I haven’t tried Dawn Hand Renewal but it does sound like it would make my hands feel
    soft and movable again

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