Don’t think Oats are just for breakfast- Oats make a great skin treatment as it has soothing, hypoallergenic and anti-inflammatory properties, which helps heal itchy and dry skin. They are derived from ground oats— that has the hull or husk removed. While oatmeal is about half soluble fiber, benefiting the cardiovascular system, the other half is insoluble fiber, which is extremely beneficial to the
regulation of bowel movements. Insoluble fiber prevents constipation and regulates the system. Although dietary fiber is a very important element in the human body, most people don’t consume enough. The recommended intake of dietary fiber is 25 grams per day. In Hindi, oats are known as “jaoo” or “jaee”.
Oats come with an abundance of anti-oxidants which helps promote blood circulation, thus adding that extra glow to your face. They are high in calcium, potassium, magnesium, vitamin E, B vitamins, protein and more. Oats are an age-old ingredient in the relief of irritated skin. Oatmeal baths work to relieve the itch that accompanies chicken pox, poison ivy, eczema, insect bites, dry skin, and many other skin irritants.
In beauty preparations- Oats being highly absorptive in nature, help remove dirt and dead cells when used as a scrub or a mask. It contains saponins that naturally cleanse pores, and its texture makes it ideal as a gentle exfoliant. It also has moisturizing properties thanks to its proteins and polysaccharides, and makes a wonderful natural facial mask that soothes and smoothes skin.
Mix 2 tablespoons Oats and 1 tablespoon sugar. Add a bit of honey to make a paste. Gently massage the mixture in circular motions on your face and rinse it off.