One of the many healthy foods that can be found in our kitchen cabinet is White oats otherwise know as Oatmeal made from oats. Everyone knows it’s one of the best cereals you can have for breakfast as it contains numerous health benefits. It:
- Lowers cholesterol level and reduces the risk of heart diseases because of its soluble fibre content
- Encourages slow digestion and stabilizes blood-glucose levels
- Contains a range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants
- Helps weight loss
- Reduces the risk of some particular cancers e.t.c.
We can all agree that oatmeal should be a staple in our diet. Sadly, many people, Nigerians included, are not exactly crazy about oats, myself inclusive. Fortunately, oatmeal is also one of those foods that can serve dual roles. What do mean? It can be ingested and at the same time used externally.
Today, we’re gonna be exploring other ways we can use oatmeal externally specifically for beauty purposes. Yes. Stick with me.
Apparently, avena sativa a.k.a. Oats are found in many beauty products because of their soothing and anti-inflammatory purposes. They are highly absorptive, hypoallergenic, and help to soften the skin. They’ve been shown to heal dry and itchy skin as they appear in shampoos, moisturizers, scrubs e.t.c. Now, I’m more concerned about using oatmeal for homemade beauty recipes like:
– Facial masks (For acne, exfoliating and moisturizing)
– Facial and Body Scrubs
– Baths e.t.c.
The problem with homemade recipes is that, they’re inexhaustible but I’m willing to explore them all for the sake of our dear readers.
Overtime, I’m gonna be picking them individually and sharing their recipes just for you. Oatmeal has become a staple in my regimen and I’m willing to share its awesomeness.
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