Oatmeal is an amazing way to start your day as a comforting and healthy breakfast option packed with fibre, vitamins, minerals and protein. But did you know that it is actually healthy skin food too? Oats are a gentle yet effective way to treat dry itchy skin thanks to their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Skincare remedies containing oats will cleanse, soothe and soften your skin problems away, especially after the skin-dulling and drying winter months. Oatmeal is suitable for even the most sensitive skin, so it is a great alternative for people who don’t like to use products that contain harsh chemicals and irritants. Oatmeal contains saponins, which are a mild cleansing agent that help remove dead skin cells, making it a perfect to addition to your bath.
It has long since been proven that oatmeal is one of the best natural remedies for skin irritations related to dryness and itchiness. To treat any irritation, including rashes and eczema, plus sunburns, poison ivy, and insect bites or stings (hello, summer months ahead), try the Aveeno Soothing Bath Treatment ($14). In addition to giving your skin an easy reprieve, oatmeal’s moisturizing properties can also help prevent the visible signs of aging skin.