A healthy skin is soft, nourished and appears glowing and dewy whereas dry skin is unpleasant, dull and looks unhealthy. Some people have a dry skin and others develop it due to some reasons such as environment, exposure to chemicals, improper skin care etc. It is important to provide sufficient moisture to the skin as dry skin eventually results in itching, wrinkles, fine lines, and premature ageing.There are abundant natural as well as chemical products which help to nourish and moisturise our skin; we will be talking about the various benefits and ways of using oatmeal to heal and nourish dry skin. Some of the many reasons why oatmeal is beneficial for dry skin are that it forms a protective layer on the skin preventing moisture loss, oatmeal also imparts healthy oils to skin making it smooth and dewy.
1. Prepare A Bath Using Oatmeal:
The simplest manner of using oatmeal for dry skin is to use it while bathing in the bath tub. So you need to put oatmeal in the bath tub (about 50 gm) and let it soak for 10 to 15 minutes. When you soak oatmeal in water it releases the starch & polysaccharides from within into the bath water. Soaking your body in this oatmeal water enriches and nourishes your skin and helps in reducing dryness. Repeat at least once to twice a week for best outcome.
2. Oatmeal And Honey Pack:
Honey in addition to oatmeal is an excellent moisturising agent. It gives a nice dewy glow to the skin and helps restore the skin’s moisture balance. You need to mix oatmeal with natural pure organic honey and mix well to form a smooth paste. Apply it generously over the dry skin areas of your body and leave for 20-25 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm or normal temperature water; avoid using hot water for washing since it may increase the skin dryness.
3. Oatmeal And Yogurt Moisturising Pack:
A pack made of oatmeal and yogurt is perfect to reduce skin dryness. Oatmeal contains starchy sugars which reduce dryness as well as yogurt also provides moisture to the skin. Those with a very severe dry skin must use full fat yogurt.
4. Oatmeal Milk Paste:
Instead of mixing yogurt to oatmeal, you can also use full fat milk to form a smooth paste; adding some turmeric to it gives extra benefits. You can apply this pack every day or as per convenience for reducing skin dryness.
5. Oatmeal With Banana Pulp:
Banana is rich in potassium which helps fight scaly dry skin, it also restores the skin moisture balance. Mixing banana pulp with oatmeal and some full fat milk makes the perfect moisture restoring skin mask. Use it at least twice a week for best results.
6. Oatmeal With Papaya Pulp:
Papaya pulp is rich in nutrition and skin healing agents; it also helps to treat dry skin and restores its moisture balance. Mix some papaya pulp with milk and oatmeal and let it soak for 30 minutes before application.
7. Oatmeal Aloevera And Avocado Face Mask:
Avocado is used in a number of beauty products as it heals and nourishes the skin. A body pack made using oatmeal, aloevera gel and paste of avocado fruit is the best pack to treat dry skin. You can add some milk to it to adjust the consistency. Apply at least once a week for the perfect dewy glowing skin.