Oatmeal is a ubiquitous ingredient associated with good health. It is an important breakfast staple throughout the world and can be eaten raw or cooked. Like other whole grains, oats contain a generous amount of minerals such as zinc, magnesium, and phosphorus. In addition to the health benefits it provides when consumed, such as balancing blood sugar and reducing cholesterol, oat grains are also useful in cosmetics. Its proteins provide soothing for irritated or inflamed skin. Oatmeal is moisturizing, exfoliating and cleansing.

Benefits of Oatmeal for Skin:

  • Cleansing and exfoliating. Oatmeal, like cornmeal, works as an effective scrub to remove dead skin cells that may clog your pores. Oatmeal is especially useful as a cleansing exfoliant because of its gentle texture. This makes it perfect for sensitive or irritated skin.
  • Treats acne and oily skin. Oatmeal treats acne by targeting excess oil secretions. It soaks up the oils in your skin, resulting in a penetrating cleanse which reduces acne breakouts. Oatmeal also treats acne due to its zinc content. Zinc, an important acne-fighting mineral, reduces inflammation and fights bacteria that causes acne.
  • Treats eczema and other skin irritations. Another benefit of oatmeal relates to its capacity to treat eczema and other skin irritations. It softens the skin and contains proteins which soothe skin irritations.
  • This results in improved skin health.
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