4. Oatmeal Moisturizing Mask
Oats are not just for your breakfast bowl or to make delicious cookies. In fact, oatmeal has a high saponin content, which acts as a mild cleansing agent for washing your face. You can make a mask from oatmeal simply by adding warm water and mixing it until it reaches a thick consistency. Next, just apply a thick layer of this oatmeal moisturizing mask to your face and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Then wash it off with warm water.
Oats help with eczema and other skin problems, too. It can help in the recovering eczematous skin by moisturizing the skin, restoring the skin barrier, reducing itching and regulating inflammation.
Add some colloidal oatmeal or grounded oats to lukewarm water in your bathtub to soothe irritated and itchy skin. You can use a homemade oatmeal moisturizing mask for dry skin as a full body wash for eczema-prone skin. It is an amazing alternative to harsh surfactants.
If you have sensitive skin, the hard nature of oats makes it a great scrub for skin that cannot withstand regular exfoliating applications. Oats contain lipids and protein that contain humectants, plosive and mollifying properties, which makes oats great as a moisturizer. The presence of antioxidants in oats can help to reverse damage due to daily UV rays, pollution and harsh chemical exposure on your skin.
You can use oats to soothe sunburned skin due to it’s soothing, antioxidant, healing and moisturizing properties. Several studies support the role of colloidal oatmeal, both for cleansing and moisturizing the eczematous skin of Atopic dermatitis. Colloidal oatmeal or ground oats are gentle enough for children, too.
Just add some to lukewarm water in the bathtub to soothe irritated and itching skin. It can offer relief for various skin diseases ranging from dermatitis to fungal infections, as well as conditions like poison ivy or bug bites when used for cleansing and bathing.
Oats are anti-inflammatory in nature; hence, it can help in the healing of grey flaky patches on the skin, which when scratched become red and inflamed underneath, a condition referred to as a psoriasis lesion. Using oats regularly can prevent many skin problems naturally and gently, as well.