The long awaited sunny days are approaching. This means that we will give up with shoes and wear sandals instead. As we know that you want to have beautiful and neat legs, we recommend that you give special attention to the heels too. If you have cracked and dry heels, you can try a foot bath with oatmeal which is the main ingredient.
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1 cup of baking soda
- 4 liters of water
How to prepare and use:
Put in a pot the water with oatmeal and let it boil for five minutes. Leave to cool a little and when you think that it has the right temperature for the bath, add baking soda and mix it well. Put your feet in this water for half an hour. Repeat every night until you see the first improvements.
Regarding oatmeal, you need to know that it has even more beauty benefits. Oatmeal represents a healthy and nutritional breakfast, when you combine it with fruits or milk. But what you didn’t know is that oatmeal can do real wonders for your skin. Its benefits will definitely help you to improve your aspect and will make you feel better. Here’s how you can use it in other ways, apart from the one described above:
You can use oatmeal as a scrub for your face. Combine one teaspoon of oatmeal with one teaspoon of lemon juice and two teaspoons of yoghurt and apply this mixture on your face. This scrub will tone and hydrate your skin. Oatmeal could also play the role of a makeup removal lotion. It is an excellent choice for eliminating oil in excess and dirt from your body and face thanks to its high contain of saponin. You can also use oatmeal for eliminating oil in excess even from your hair. Oatmeal is a fantastic scrub for your hands in the same time. You can prepare a genius scrub for your hands with oatmeal, honey and a little bit of olive oil. You can also add your favorite perfumed oil for more pleasant smell.
You can use oatmeal while taking your relaxing bath because it will exfoliate and hydrate your skin. It is a well-known fact that oatmeal has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, being suitable for sensible skin. It can be used while baths for better hydrating your skin as well as gently exfoliating it. Put half cup of oatmeal along with lavender essential oil in your bathtub, and your skin will feel excellent.
Oatmeal could also play the role of a dry shampoo. Doctors sustain that oatmeal can work as a dry shampoo for women with blonde hair. You only have to put it to the root of your hair, to gently massage your scalp and then to brush your hair. Because it is rich in lipids, oatmeal helps with hydrating purposes. Its proteins protect the skin, by acting as a natural barrier.
Oatmeal helps to ameliorate itching. Oatmeal mixed with cool water can be beneficial for sunburn, redness, measles, eczema and itching. If you take a bath in the water in which you also put some finely grinded oatmeal, you will feel better and itching will instantly disappear. Finally, oatmeal can be used as a face mask for eliminating acne and dirt from your pores.