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25 DIY Oatmeal Recipes for Healthy Skin

Oats Blog Post

 When you’re in search of a skin remedy, you often don’t have to go very far for relief.  Your kitchen pantry is full of items that are great treatments for skin ailments and issues.  Every since I was young, I’ve played around with making my own concoctions. Once I discovered that I only had to run as far as the kitchen for my recipes, you couldn’t tell me a thing!  Today, I want to focus on oatmeal and it’s great benefits for the skin.

I’ve never been a fan of oats.  Oatmeal tastes like plastic to me, if that makes any sense at all.  But when I realized that I could use it to help with my skin issues, I was all the way in!  Plus a honey & oats mask smells like heaven.  We’ve all heard about the great health benefits of eating oats, but the external benefits of oats are just as great.  Oats, or Avena Sativa, are from a species of cereal grain grown for its seed.  Oats were thought to be weeds and were mainly used for feed for animals but have gained popularity for human consumption in recent history.  Roman literature cites oats as a medicine and proclaimed its healing properties for skin issues.  The Food and Drug Administration regulates the use of oatmeal as an over-the-counter drug for its healing properties and as a skin protectant.

Colloidal oatmeal is one of the best forms of oatmeal-it just means that the oats have been ground into a fine powder.  This type of oatmeal has been studied and proven for its anti-inflammatory benefits, burn relief, eczema relief, and relief for dry and itchy skin. You wouldn’t want to eat the oats in this form-use this only for your DIY skin remedies.  Colloidal oatmeal is also the best form to use for your home recipes, but regular oats will do too.

Oats have proven anti-inflammatory benefits, burn and eczema relief, and relief for dry and itchy skin. Tweet: Oats have proven anti-inflammatory benefits, burn and eczema relief, and relief for dry and itchy skin. #skintiphttp:=

Oats are great for skin masks, itching relief, moisturizers and cleansers.  Below I completed a round-up of awesome recipes for you to start mixing tonight!

Oat Masks

Simple Oatmeal Face Mask

Oatmeal, Honey, and Banana Mask

9 Handmade Oat Masks

Itch Relief

Soothing Eczema Bath

5 Soothing Bath Recipes

Anti-Itch Paste

Oatmeal Cookie Bath Soak

Moisturizer

Colloidal Oatmeal Cream

Lavender oatmeal lotion

Rejuvenating Lotion

Cleanser

Simple Oatmeal Face Wash

Soothing Facial Cleanser

Milk and Oatmeal Facial Cleanser

Oatmeal Facial Cleanser

Sources: Oats and Wheat History

Role of Natural Ingredients in Skin Care

History of Colloidal Oatmeal

 

  • October 15, 2015
  • Tiffany A

I’m Tiffany, and the drastic changes to my skin in my late 20s, led me to start making my own skin products. I've learned that managing my eating habits, stress, and my skin regimen is helping to get my skin back on track. Now I blog about my skin struggles and what I’ve learned along the way. Check out my awesome body butters here.

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9 comments

Samantha

October 15, 2015

Wow great recipe – thank you for sharing!!

Nina

October 15, 2015

I’ve tried DIY avocado masks before but I never thought to try oats. I have really sensitive skin so these sound great! Thanks for sharing :)

Shaylee @ Data Nerds

October 16, 2015

This is great! I get super itchy and red skin in the winter so I’m definitely going to try some of these recipes :)

Susannah

October 17, 2015

This is a great compilation!!! <3

Chrissa - Physical Kitchness

October 20, 2015

I had no idea the power of oatmeal! Such great information!