Benefits of oatmeal on skin

One of the most famous breakfast choices is oats.Oatmeal has rich anti-oxidant properties and helps undo damage done to your skin by pollution, UV rays and chemicals. Oats helps reduce itching and inflammation and can be used to calm eczema and heal psoriasis. Owing to its healing, moisturizing and anti-oxidant properties, oatmeal is effective in soothing sunburn.

Owing to its saponin content, oats works as a terrific natural skin cleanser.Whether you have sensitive or dry ski, it doesn’t strip it natural oils. If you have ultra-sensitive skin that can’t tolerate exfoliators, oats can be a great alternative owing to its texture. Rich in proteins and lipids oatmeal haspotent emollient properties making it a great moisturizer. Doing this and also using a gentle moisturizer like Olay will make your skin softer than a baby’s. Oatmeal has rich anti-oxidant properties and helps undo damage done to your skin by pollution, UV rays and chemicals. Oats helps reduce itching and inflammation and can be used to calm eczema and heal psoriasis. Owing to its healing, moisturizing and anti-oxidant properties, oatmeal is effective in soothing sunburn. Oatmeal is anti-pruritic and really helps control the itching that is inherent to various skin diseases and fungal infections.


Fight with acnes

Oatmeal can soak up the excess oil on your skin and help treat acne. You just need to boil half a cup of oatmeal in one-third cup of water and allow it to cool. Apply the thick paste on the affected areas on your face. Leave it on for about 20 minutes, post which you can rinse with warm water. You can also make this mask with tomatoes or egg whites or onions. This is nothing but an oatmeal face wash that you can prepare right at your home.atmeal contains zinc that reduces inflammation and kills the acne-causing bacteria. Zinc supplementation might also help reduce acne lesions .

Oatmeal powder or oat flour can work wonders on your skin too. You can simply blend oats into a powder and then mix it with hot water to form a paste. Apply it on your skin and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse with normal water.

Dead skin cells

Oats can remove the dead skin cells and act as a natural moisturizer. And the beta-glucan they contain forms a fine film on your skin. It also penetrates deep into the skin and offers the much-needed moisture.

Simply mix 2 cups of oats with 1 cup of milk and 1 tablespoon of honey. Apply on your skin and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water.

You can also use oat extract for the skin.

The fact that oats are being used in products like body scrubs, soaps, and exfoliating creams tells us how beneficial they can be. You can use oats facial (a mixture of oat powder and milk) every morning for skin lightening.

The proteins in oatmeal maintain the skin’s natural barrier. They even protect your skin from harsh pollutants and chemicals. The lubricating fats in oats aid in UV protection.


Time for yourself 

Easy homemade beauty recipes with oats

Oatmeal Bath: Dry, itchy skin and eczema sufferers can benefit from an oatmeal bath. It will leave the skin feeling soft and soothed. Grind 1 cup of oats in a food processor to a fine powder to create your own colloidal oatmeal. Add it to any bath and soak for at least 15 minutes.

Oatmeal Facial Cleanser: Create your own facial cleanser by taking a palm full of ground oats and mixing it with warm water and a teaspoon of honey to make a paste. Rub onto the skin in circular motions and rinse. All skin types can use it place of face wash.

 Oatmeal Mask: An oatmeal mask soothes, adds moisture and provides exfoliation. Although it is suitable for all skin types, dry skin will benefit the most. Prepare a serving of old-fashioned oats as directed either with water or milk. Combine the serving of prepared oats with a spoonful of finely chopped almonds and a teaspoon of honey. Apply to the face and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

Oatmeal Scrub: Suited to all skin types, this scrub will exfoliate dull skin. Mix 1 cup of oats with 1/4 cup sugar and a dollop of coconut oil. Rub in gentle circular motions on the body and face. Rinse with warm water.


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