Obviously, oatmeal is great for breakfast. Did you also know that it could be great for your skin? According to an article on Stylist.com, if you’re not feeling oatmeal as a breakfast option, there are some great ways you can use it to enhance your beauty:
Treat Acne: Mix up some plain oatmeal and let it cool. Apply it to problem areas where you’re seeing acne, allow it to dry for 15 minutes and then rinse. The oatmeal will absorb and remove oil and bacteria, while exfoliating dead skin cells at the same time.
Treat Skin Rashes: Grind oats into a powder and put into a cheesecloth or a clean pair of pantyhose. Attach it to the tub’s faucet so the water runs though the pouch. Run lukewarm bath water, squeeze the pouch to saturate the water, and voila!
Moisturize: Add 1 cup of milk, 2 cups of oats and 1 tablespoon of honey to a bath to moisturize skin!
Face Mask: Combine 2 tablespoons of grinded oats with 4 spoonfuls of milk. Add a few drops of lemon juice and apply to your skin for 20 minutes for an amazing (and all-natural!) face-mask.
Body Scrub: Grind 2 tablespoons of oatmeal into a grainy consistency. Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda and a small amount of water to turn into a paste. Scrub on your skin for 10 minutes and you will rinse it off to baby soft skin underneath.
These are just a few of the many great uses for oatmeal. Do you have any tips? Share them on our Facebook page!
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