Oatmeal is one of the best natural treatments for dry skin. Rolled oats can be used to make a gentle and effective skin cleanser, facial scrub or soothing face mask. It is an excellent multi-purpose skin care treatment. Oatmeal helps to relieve dryness, restoring natural moisture balance to aid in healing minor irritations due to the many causes and sources of skin sensitivities. Minor skin irritations can be caused by sensitivities to the ingredients in skin care products, exposure to chemicals found in household cleaning products, exfoliation with the wrong product or excessive scrubbing/rubbing during the exfoliation process. Cleansing the face with oatmeal helps to soothe skin irritation and reduce discomfort.
Oatmeal when used as a skin cleanser can absorb and remove surface dirt and impurities while providing very gentle exfoliation, leaving the skin smooth, soft and clean. As a facial mask, oatmeal deep cleanses pores without irritating and drying out the skin. And as a facial scrub, oatmeal gently removes dead skin cells revealing softer and smoother looking skin.