Yes, it works! Oatmeal is not just for breakfast.
It’s been a long hot summer, and some of us enjoy the weather and being in the sun. You may have overexposed your skin and done some underlying damage. If you’ve overindulged in Vitamin D, relief is only as far as your pantry away.
For sunburn relief, consider using your breakfast cereal on your skin! A component of oatmeal called colloidal oatmeal can help to heal your skin from sun damage and irritation. Oatmeal provides a protective barrier for your skin against harsh environmental conditions (sunburns and pollution). It is moisturizing, protective and has anti-inflammatory properties that have been shown to promote skin repair after environmental attacks. Soak and soothe with this easy oatmeal and healing oatmeal bath:
How to make yourself an oatmeal bath:
In a food processor, blend 1 cup of ROGERS LARGE FLAKE OATS on the highest setting until you have a fine powder. Sprinkle the oatmeal powder into a tub of running water and stir with your hand to ensure the powder blends into your bathwater.
Break up any clumps with your fingers. The bathwater should be milky white and cloudy looking. If you love scents, add a few drops to create a spa atmosphere. Soak in the tub for around15-20 minutes and pat dry with a soft towel.
Don’t rub off all of the water. Take your favourite moisturizer and rub it into your damp skin. Taking an oatmeal bath is also great during the dry winter season when your skin takes a hit from the drying effects of your heated home.