Oatmeal is quite popular for those who are dieting or those who aim for more fiber in their diet. But do you know that Oatmeal is also good to put in your list of beauty regimen?
Oatmeal contains 18 different amino acids, which are essential to healthy skin, has skin-soothing properties and it is hypoallergenic. Oatmeal is a humectant, which means that it helps your skin retain moisture that is why it is it is a beneficial component in a moisturizing face mask. Here are some oatmeal beauty tips and recipes you can try at home.
FACIAL EXFOLIATION: Its natural whole grains make oatmeal the ideal base ingredient for an at-home scrub. Grind 2 tablespoons oatmeal to a grainy consistency then add 1 teaspoon of baking soda. Store the mixture in an air-tight container. When ready to use, scoop a couple tablespoons into your hand and add very small amount of water until spreadable. Scrub on face gently using a circular motion for 60 seconds. Rinse.
SKIN SOOTHER: For relief from sunburn, poison ivy, or even chicken pox, try an oatmeal poultice. Cook oats and then let them cool until it is at room temperature. Spread a layer on a damp cloth and lay it oatmeal-side-down over the affected area. Allow to sit for 10 minutes before rinsing off.
DRY SHAMPOO: In a blender, coffee grinder, or food processor, pulverize oatmeal. Mix the powder with an equal measure of baking soda. Massage onto the roots of your hair, then brush out.
BLEMISH MASK: Make a paste of 1/2 cup of raw or instant oats and water. Set aside for 5 minutes before stirring in 2 to 3 drops of tea tree oil. Apply to skin and relax and leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water. The concoction removes dead skin and fights the bacteria that cause breakouts.
FACIAL MASK: Mix 1 tablespoon of oatmeal with 3 tablespoons of warm, organic whole milk. When the oats expand a little, add a splash of carrot juice and a capsule of Vitamin A. Apply to skin and sit for 30 minutes.
BODY SCRUB: Combine 1/4 cup ground oatmeal, 1 tablespoon local honey and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Mix while drizzling in additional oil as needed to create a paste. Scrub the mixture immediately over arms and legs.