Oatmeal not only makes a healthy breakfast, but also a healthy face pack. More benefits are part of the oatmeal’s other variant, the colloidal oatmeal, which is specially used for skin problems. Let us get to know more about the mask that can make your skin super soft and healthy.
The increasing pollution and growing stress levels give rise to numerous skin challenges. The presence of chemicals and intoxicants in the air are the root cause of acne problems and skin allergies. Multiple skincare products are available today which fix most of these issues. However, using natural remedies helps us stay away from the risks and side effects that chemical products have.
We know oatmeal as a fiber-rich food. But it is also one of the best facial skincare products. It is made from the seeds of Avena sativa. Colloidal oatmeal is made by grinding oatmeal to make a fine powder that can submerge in water, but not drown.
- 1 tbsp colloidal oatmeal
- 1 tbsp plain yogurt
- ½ tbsp raw honey (or oil)
Mix oatmeal powder, honey, and yogurt in a bowl to create a thick paste. Let it settle for about 5 minutes. Wash your face with lukewarm water. Now gently apply the paste onto your face excluding your eyes and lips. Keep it on for about 10 minutes. This step is important to remove all the dirt and impurities. Wash your face with lukewarm water and feel the difference. Later, you can apply a moisturizer if you wish to.
|Avenanthramides||Responsible for reducing skin irritations and giving a soothing effect after application|
|Beta-glucan||Acts as a moisturizer by keeping the skin moist and well-hydrated. It is popular in the cosmetic industry and is a part of moisturizing face masks, mainly because of its healing properties|
|Silicon||Silicon helps against keloids, which are abrupt growths on the skin|
|Saponins||A natural deep cleanser for dry and oily skin|
Along with these uses, colloidal oatmeal helps keep your skin away from problems like itching, inflammation, and irritation caused by pollutants in the environment. It is basically a mask for sensitive skin care and has a good amount of vitamins and other polysaccharides which aid the damaged skin to heal faster. This homemade facial mask is completely natural and suits all skin types, so you can use it without thinking twice. It is suggested that you follow the drill twice a week for optimum results.
Individuals who are allergic to gluten should only use natural oatmeal, as the variants manufactured by food companies can sometimes contain a little amount of protein.