5 Ways Oatmeal Can Make Your Skin And Hair More Beautiful
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Oatmeal can be much more than a breakfast food! Here are 5 alternative ways of using it.
Oatmeal helps hydrating the skin and contains properties that soothe inflammation and swallowing. This means gentler and smooth skin for you.
1. Soak it in a warm bath
According to research by the American Academy of Dermatology proteins that are found in oatmeal can help in normalizing the pH of the skin, alleviating the itching and dry skin. Baths with oatmeal are good for relieving from swelling and rashes. You will also get out of the tub with hydrated and smooth skin.
2. Makes the skin softer
According to the University of Philadelphia oatmeal contains polyphenols that can alleviate facial irritation. Additionally, moisturizing lipids and essential fatty acids make an influence in softening the skin. Put oat flakes in the bowl and add half a cup of water. Mix and add a spoonful of honey. Apply the mixture on the face and leave for 20 minutes then rinse lightly.
3. Cleans the face
The oats are rough but not hard. That's why they are ideal for facial scrubs that will release dead skin cells and your skin will be glowing. Apply once a day the oat and honey on your face, gently massage it and then rinse with warm water. Additionally, oatmeal contains chemicals that are commonly added to shampoos and detergents for making a rich lather because of its emulsifying and foaming abilities and intense cleansing properties. This makes oatmeal ideal to use as a face mask, cleanser or soap for every skin type, especially sensitive skin.
4. Recovers the skin
An antioxidant and beta glucan compound can be found in oatmeal. This combination excellently regenerates the skin cells. You can apply a mixture of oatmeal and honey on your body and face and the skim would no longer be dry and cracked. Oats can also help in recovering the eczematous skin by moisturizing it, reducing the itchiness, restoring the skin barrier and regulating inflammation. Oatmeal or grounded oats can be added to water in the bathtub, in order to soothe irritated and itchy skin due to any cause.
5. Mitigates the itchy scalp
Adding oatmeal mixture to the regular shampoo with a little water and honey every time you wash your hair can help with reducing the itchiness of the scalp. Massage it for at least 5 minutes and leave for a minute after and that rinse with lukewarm water.
It is also recommended as dry shampoo. Blonde-haired women can brush through a light dusting of finely ground oats throughout their strands to soak up excess oils on the scalp.
sources: Huffpost, Dermatocare