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Amazing Beauty Benefits of Oatmeal for Your Skin and Hair

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5. Exfoliates Skin

Oatmeal and brush

Oatmeal works as a natural exfoliating agent for any skin type, thanks to the saponins in it. It can help remove dead skin cells, excess sebum and other impurities.

In fact, oatmeal is a powerful ingredient in many facial scrubs and cleansers.

  1. Mix 1 teaspoon each of ground oatmeal and lemon juice along with 2 teaspoons of plain yogurt.
  2. Apply the mixture on your face and neck area.
  3. Allow it to dry, then gently rub off the mask.
  4. Wash your face with lukewarm water, pat dry and apply some moisturizer.
  5. Use this scrub once a week.

6. Treats Dry Skin

dry skin

You can enjoy a soothing oatmeal bath to keep your skin hydrated. It can even soften your skin and promote younger-looking skin. Its moisturizing property also helps fight skin problems like psoriasis.

  1. Pour a cup of plain oatmeal into your bath filled with warm water.
  2. Add a few drops of lavender essential oil.
  3. Soak in it for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Rinse your body with lukewarm water, pat dry and generously apply a good moisturizer.
  5. Enjoy this relaxing bath 1 or 2 times a week.

7. Heals Cracked Heels

cracked heel


Oatmeal is one of the best treatments for cracked and dry heels, thanks to its humectant property. In addition, its exfoliating property helps remove dead and skin cells from your feet.

  1. Mix 1 tablespoon of powdered oatmeal with some honey and jojoba oil to make a thick paste.
  2. Apply it on your feet, with special attention to the cracked parts.
  3. Leave it on for about 30 minutes, then rinse it off with cold water and pat dry.
  4. Use this remedy every other day until your feet are soft and smooth.

8. Works as Dry Shampoo

oatmeal powder dry shampoo

If you have oily hair and do not have time to wash your hair, oatmeal works as great dry shampoo. Finely ground oats help soak up oil from your hair, leaving it clean and smelling fresh.

  1. Grind 1 cup of oatmeal into a fine powder.
  2. Mix in ½ cup of baking soda.
  3. Put this mixture in an old talcum powder bottle.
  4. Sprinkle it into your greasy hair and then brush your hair thoroughly.
  5. Keep the remaining mixture in an airtight container to use as needed.


Amazing Beauty Benefits of Oatmeal for Your Skin and Hair was last modified: July 22nd, 2015 by Top10HomeRemedies
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4 thoughts on “Amazing Beauty Benefits of Oatmeal for Your Skin and Hair”

  1. I grew up with all of this knowledge from my grandmother.
    Thank you for bringing it all back to life.
    Simple, earthy, used for 100’s of years….

  2. very helpful tips,recommended for healthy skin nd beautiness. I hope further important such various tips frm the center

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