Oats are well recognised for their inherent nutritional benefits but many might not know that due to their rich vitamin and mineral make up, they are as good for your skin as they are your diet. In fact it’s becoming increasingly clear that what you eat can adversely affect the ageing of your skin. Of the many benefits of oats, these are our top 4 for boosting skin health:-
Convinced yet? Why not give these oat beauty hacks a try:
For Dry Skin
Draw yourself a simple oatmeal bath. Add some uncooked oatmeal and baking soda to your bath water. And simply soak in the antioxidants for about 20 minutes. Pat yourself dry. You can also use colloidal oatmeal in your bathwater. Colloidal oatmeal is a specially blended product, which are designed for baths.
To Relieve Itching
Blend some oats into powder; mix it with water until you get a fine paste. Apply this paste on your skin and itchy area. Leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse it off with cold water. You can also make a paste of oats and milk and follow the same regime, for effective results.
Prepare a simple scrub of oatmeal, lukewarm water, sugar and coconut oil. Apply this scrub on your face and let it stay for 20 minutes. Clean your face with soft wet tissues. For best results, use the scrub at least twice in a week.
For Black Heads
Take two tablespoons of oatmeal, three tablespoons of plain yogurt and a half lemon juice. Mix it well until you get a fine paste. Apply this on to your nose and the most affected area. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water.
Boil half cup of oatmeal in the same amount of water and let it cool. Stir the mixture together until you get a fine paste. Apply this mask on your face. Let it sit for 20 minutes and rinse it off with warm water. You can also add blended tomato paste to the mask, but make sure you are not allergic to tomatoes.
DIY Hair Mask
Simply add one cup of oats to one cup of whole milk and work into your hair from the scalp to the roots. Leave in as you would any other conditioner, and rinse well. This is an effective treatment option for dandruff and itchy scalp—plus, it will give your hair the most amazing shine. For best results, do this hair mask twice a month.