Don’t be fooled by oatmeal’s texture. It’s a very hydrating, moisturizing ingredient that’s gentle to all skin types. From your face to your body, you can incorporate this breakfast staple into many parts of your skincare routine.
1. DIY Mask: If you’re into making your own beauty products, this recipe is super simple–and you probably already have the ingredients in your kitchen! Add uncooked oatmeal to a mixture of plain full-fat yogurt and honey to moisturize your skin. Mix the ingredients together and apply to your face using a paint brush for no-mess application. Leave on 10-15 minutes. Rinse off gently with a warm wash cloth.
2. Facial: Weather-worn skin could use some TLC. Buying a face mask infused with oatmeal will help calm red, irritated, sensitive skin. Apply evenly over face, keep on 10 minutes, and rinse off. Follow up with an intensive moisturizer and eye cream to help seal in moisture.
We like: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask, $22, sephora.com
3. Body Lotion: Who says you have to pick between soothing the dry skin you have and moisturizing the other parts? Get both benefits with this shea butter and oatmeal duo. Relieve dry, itchy skin with this lotion, concentrating on elbows, knees, hands, and heels.
We like: St. Ives Naturally Soothing Body Lotion, $5.99, drugstore.com