How to Use One Thing for Amazing Skin and Hair (You Already Have Some at Home!)

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7.  Natural Skin Moisturizer

Oatmeal is a well-known skin moisturizer because it contains beta-glucan, which penetrates deep into the skin as well as forming a thin layer on the top, providing much needed moisture that is sealed into the skin surface. This will improve the collagen levels of your skin as well as activating the immune cells within the skin surface, allowing for improved wound healing. Add two cups of oats to one cup of milk and a tablespoon of honey and use this mixture all over your skin about 5 minutes before you hit the shower for a super body moisturizer.


8.  Soften Rough, Dry, Overworked Hands

Oatmeal is a terrific way to heal rough, dry hands. It will soften and deeply moisturize as well as gently exfoliate the skin, removing callouses and hard, dry patches. The protein in oatmeal will help prevent loss of moisture from the skin. Add two tablespoon of ground up oatmeal to ½ teaspoon of olive oil and honey. You can add a couple drops of water if you need to in order to make a paste. Rub this solution over your hands, allow it to soak into your skin for 10 or 15 minutes, and then rinse off with warm water. Use this solution at least once each week for the softest hands you can imagine.


SEE ALSO: What is Dry Skin Brushing and Why You Should be Doing It!


9. Makes a Great Dry Shampoo

If you suffer from oily hair but you don’t want to shampoo every day, oatmeal can help to absorb that excess oil, leaving your hair clean and fresh smelling. Grind about 1 cup of oatmeal in to a fine powder and add ½ cup of baking soda. Mix well and put this solution into an old powder bottle. Sprinkle this solution into your hair. Don’t use too much or it will be difficult to remove. Allow it to sit for one minute, and then brush your hair thoroughly. This works remarkably well, especially for those with lighter hair colors.

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