You probably already know that oatmeal is a food that rich in fiber which suppresses cholesterol in the blood. But did you also know that oatmeal keep a miracle for the beauty when applied to the skin? Apparently, oatmeal can make the skin more radiant and moist overcoming redness of the skin and skin irritation and also get rid of dead skin cells.
This may be news for you, the benefits of oatmeal for the skin has been known fact since the beginning of 2000 BC to the present day. FDA says "oatmeal is very effective to eliminate inflammation and dryness, including eczema, rashes, and insect stings”.
Dermatologist from New York, USA, Dr. Amy Wechsler, explained that "There are four reasons why your skin adores oatmeal,"
- Against drought: Oatmeal contain polysaccharides, which become gelatinous in water and leave a good protective layer on the skin, preventing scaly, dull, and dry skin.
- Moisturizing: Oatmeal is rich in healthy fats that can moisturize the skin.
- Skin Defense: The proteins in oatmeal help maintain the skin's natural barrier to keep it functioning properly and to ensure that the dead skin and dirt from the outside does not get into, while the substances needed by the body still seep into.
- Clean the pores: oatmeal filled with natural cleansers (called saponins) that gently remove dirt and oil from pores.
To get all the benefits of oatmeal, Wechsler recommends using oatmeal mask one to two times a week.