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.
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!
Sources: Oats and Wheat History
- October 15, 2015
- Tiffany A