As a breakfast cereal, Oatmeal is pretty boring stuff. But when served hot in a bowl with fruit and milk, and lightly sprinkled with brown sugar it is actually pretty tasty. I chuckled when my husband picked up the red and white Quaker Oats bag, on one of first shopping excursions together. I smiled because this is what my man ate when he was a boy, served in a bowl by his mother. The bag cost $2.25 and weighs two pounds. That’s a lot of breakfast for a very low price.
Turns out, oatmeal is also one of the cheapest natural skin care remedies on the planet.
Ground to a fine powder, colloidal oatmeal should be gently stirred into a warm bath. This feels great and provides almost immediate relief for all manner of itches, especially insect bites, eczema, diaper rash. Should your child catch chicken pox, poison oak, ivy, or sumac, or get a bad windburn, sunburn, or shingles this is the cheapest and yet probably the most effective solution you can provide.
And yes of course there are many oatmeal bath products available in drug stores, and I suspect the profit margins are enormous. But trust me ladies, it’s easy to make this at home. Here’s how I do it:
You can take up to three oatmeal baths a day. Even if you have no skin problems, you’ll find an oatmeal bath is soothing, relaxing and leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth.
Whether you eat it or bathe in it, there are many reasons to love oatmeal. It’s one of those natural remedies that has been around years. Its benefits were well-known to our parents and grandparents. It’s time we took advantage of the good things it has to offer.
Oatmeal masks great for teens with oily complexions. I recommend trying an oatmeal mask that contains honey, which has anti-bacterial properties. Regular use of an oatmeal mask is a natural way to help alleviate acne and excess oil.