Oatmeal Baths

Looking for something new to incorporate into your skincare routine? Why not try an oatmeal bath? Oatmeal contains anti-inflammatory compounds and moisture-retaining properties which are great for your skin. However, before embarking on this routine, check first that you are not allergic. Do this by testing a sample of oatmeal product on a small patch of skin on the back of your hand, rinse off after about 15 minutes.  If any negative reaction occurs such as itching, swelling, and redness then this treatment is not for you. 

Use the following steps to create this skin-soothing bath.

  1. Purchase rolled oats, organic are the best as they should be free of any flavourings, chemicals, sugars, and salts. 
  2. Grind the oats into a fine powder using a blender, or food processor. The oats need to be fine enough to dissolve easily in warm water.
  3. Fill the bath with warm (but not hot) water. 
  4. Use a pantyhose leg or another fine porous type bag and fill it with up to one and a half cups of the oat powder, tying it securely. The first time you try this treatment, we recommend you only use half a cup. Submerge the bag in the tub and gently stir the water around for a few moments. You can also add the powder directly to the tub, but it can be a little messy to clean up afterwards.
  5. Relax in the bath for up to 15 minutes. Longer will cause your body to lose moisture. Avoid scrubbing your skin with the oats, which may irritate it.
  6. Pat skin dry with a soft towel and apply moisturizer after getting out of the bath.

Note: if you don’t have a bath then you could opt for a foot or hand soak using a bowl or bucket instead just reduce the amount of oats to a tablespoon to correspond with the reduced amount of water.

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