Eczema is a condition wherein your skin becomes red and itchy. With the help of an oatmeal mask, you’ll be able to soothe your eczema and calm your skin.
Oatmeal has anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe irritated and itchy skin. It has saponins that work as a natural cleanser, thus removing dirt and dead skin. Moreover, it also has a sunburn-fighting effect and is good for acne breakouts.
It was revealed by a 2012 study, that oatmeal can protect skin and soothe the itching and irritation from eczema. Furthermore, it shows that oatmeal can also act as a buffer to help maintain skin surface pH.
This mask also has yogurt and honey that booth contains nutrients that can soothe the skin.
Yogurt, due to its lactic acid content, can help remove dead and rough skin and clear dark spots and blemishes from the skin.
Meanwhile, honey has anti-inflammatory and natural humectant properties that can help reduce inflammation and retain the moisture of the skin. It can even help fight bacteria and infection due to its antimicrobial properties.
DIY Oatmeal Mask
Things you will need:
- Plain Oatmeal
- Raw and Organic Honey ( or mashed avocado)
- Plain Yogurt
- A bowl
- Measuring cups and spoons
- A mixing spoon
- Hot water
In a bowl, put 1/3 cup of oatmeal and pour in 1/2 cup of hot water. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes. Add about 1 to 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt and 1 tablespoon of honey and mix well.
Your soothing oatmeal mask is now ready. For inflamed skin, use the mask once a day while for acne-prone skin you can use it once or twice a week.
First, make sure you remove all makeup on your skin before you apply the mask. Simply spread an ample amount of the mask on your skin and leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes. Use a damp cloth or tissue in removing the mask and rinse your skin with warm water. Pat dry and apply a good moisturizer. You can opt to coat your skin with organic virgin coconut oil after taking a bath or shower to lock in the moisture.
Aside from applying this mask, you can also take an oatmeal bath. It can tame angry skin and treat eczema.
How To Prepare An Oatmeal Bath
Pour lukewarm water into a clean bathtub. Add about 1 cup colloidal oatmeal (the amount might vary based on the size of your tub). Mix the oatmeal with your hand. The water should be milky and feel silky on your skin. Soak in the water for about 10 minutes. Rinse off with fresh lukewarm water, pat yourself dry with a towel, and apply a moisturizer.