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Benefits Of Oatmeal For The Skin

by Ellen Lucas

Several external factors can impact the look and feel of your skin, including the environment and the overuse of harsh detergents and soaps. Luckily, there is a product that can help soothe your dry, itchy skin while improving your skin's overall look and texture: oatmeal. Here are just a handful of the many benefits that oatmeal will have for your skin.

Relieve Dryness and Itching

If you have been plagued with dry, itchy skin, especially in winter, and have bought several creams, cleansers, and potions that promise relief, you would be surprised at the benefits of an inexpensive bar of oatmeal cleanser. Oatmeal contains several different proteins and vitamin E, which help moisturize the skin.

This extra moisture is especially important during the winter months when you are exposed to the harsh cold outside and stuck inside, where the air is very dry. For best results, use a cleanser and a moisturizing lotion that both contain oatmeal.

Additionally, if you suffer from eczema or psoriasis, two common conditions that can lead to dry patches, itching, and irritation, oatmeal cleansers and lotions can help you find relief.

Gently Exfoliates the Skin

Exfoliating is an essential aspect of any skincare routine. When you exfoliate the skin, you remove the top layers of dead skin and the film that naturally forms on the skin when you use cleansers and lotion. Several products act as natural exfoliants, including coffee grounds and sugar. Unfortunately, while both of these products are effective, they can often be too harsh for people with sensitive or severely dry skin.

Instead, choose an exfoliating product that contains oatmeal. Oatmeal is gentler than other alternatives and will not irritate your skin in the same way as coffee grounds, sugar, and other chemical exfoliants.

Creates a Safe and Natural Barrier

Soaps, cleansers, and lotion not only clean and moisturize the skin, but these products also help create a natural barrier that protects the skin from the elements, including arid conditions and extreme cold. Unfortunately, the natural barrier created by several chemical-based cleansers and lotions can be damaging.

Worse, soap is naturally drying and can make your skin even worse. Instead, choose a product that contains oatmeal. Oatmeal will help improve the look and feel of your skin while creating a barrier that will protect your skin from your environment.

From creating a safe and natural barrier to gently exfoliating your skin without causing dryness or irritation, oatmeal cleansers have several benefits for the skin.

Contact a supplier to learn more about products like oatmeal soap