Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Why Your Skin L-O-V-E-S Oatmeal Soap

While this could be news to you, oatmeal’s long been a staple among skin pros – even ancient ones. Its skin-soothing powers were known as early as 2000 BC, and to this day the FDA cites it as effective for relieving dryness and inflammation, including insect stings, rashes, and eczema. That's why finely powdered (“colloidal”) oatmeal is sifted into soothing body soaks, moisturizers, and soaps.


(Pulverizing the oats into powder makes it easier to disperse their healing goodness – and in soaks, keeps them from collecting in the bottom of the tub.)
This soap contains ground and whole oatmeal which serves as a great exfoliant, The oatmeal naturally exfoliates your skin, with the addition of shea butter and brazilian hazel nut oil this soap is not only alluring on your nose , it will leave you feeling refreshed and silky soft.






"There are four reasons why your skin adores oatmeal," explains New York City dermatologist Amy Wechsler, MD:

1. Dryness fighting: Oats contain polysaccharides, which become gelatinous in water and
leave a fine protective film on the skin, preventing dull, flake-y dryness.
2. Moisturizing: Oats are full of healthy, lubricating fats.
3. Defense building: The proteins in oatmeal help maintain the skin's natural barrier function,
which is what ensures that the world outside the skin stays out, and what's inside the skin stays in.
4. Pore cleansing: Oats are filled with natural cleansers (called saponins) that gently remove
dirt and oil from the pores.

oatmeal, natural skin treatments, facial mask.