Oatmeal and winter go hand in hand. A warm bowl of oatmeal topped with fresh fruits, flax seeds or chocolate is the perfect way to jumpstart your morning. But oatmeal is more than just a hearty meal for breakfast. Allow us to tell you that oatmeal has an array of skin-loving vitamins like copper, zinc, thiamin and niacin. Additionally, it contains compounds that are known to reduce inflammation and can, in fact, even fight acne.
Apart from being a healthy way to fill your tummy, here are all the other reasons you should incorporate oats into your skincare regime.
Helps moisturise dry skin
Oats not only moisturizes naturally but also acts a great scrub. With a mild pH it helps cool down the skin when it is suffering from infections or rashes.
Helps combat blackheads
Packed with chemical compounds called saponins, which are known for their natural cleansing activity, oatmeal helps to unclog the pores and clear the dirt and grime off your skin giving way to skin that is smooth and clear.
Oatmeal works wonders for skin that is suffering from acne because of its high zinc quantity, This helps in reducing inflammation and bacterial action.
Makes for a great shampoo
Just as oatmeal works wonders in removing excess dirt and debris from the body, it can also help combat the appearance of dirty hair. Brush through a light dusting of finely ground oats throughout the hair strands to soak up excess oils. Ensure you don’t overdo it or your scalp might just end up looking too white.
Here are a few homemade oatmeal masks for you to try:
Honey and milk oatmeal mask
With a tablespoon of grounded oats, mix a tablespoon of honey to make it into a thick paste and apply it to skin that is dry and irritated. This will naturally moisturise and fight the bacteria.
Plain oatmeal mask
With a few tablespoons of ground oatmeal just add water to make it a thick paste for application. Apply the mixture onto your face evenly and rinse it off with cold water. This helps combat the dead skin layer.
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