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Oatmeal: Superfood for your Flawless and Glowing Skin

Hey hey beautiful babes,

In other parts of the world, as winter is slowly transitioning into the spring, Malaysia has shed off its monsoon and rainy coat into its hot, sunny and humid “season” which lasts us pretty much the whole year round. It is almost impossible to escape the heat outside and that means, hello pores! I often find myself sweaty and oily after a day’s work. Our pores tend to accumulate dirt, dead skin and oil as we sweat out daily dues. Added to that, normal skin desquamation also takes place on a daily basis making us more prone to dull, dirty and stressed skin. We often forget that ancient secret to a healthy body and skin is often found right under our noses.

Oatmeal is just one of them! Oats are often overlooked by many. Not many know that oatmeal are not just processed, pre-packed, flattened oat grains but also a superfood. Yes. These grains have the ability to cleanse your skin and exfoliate gently to remove the accumulated dirt and excess grease without compromising your acid mantle. It is grinded and finely prepared to prevent scratching your epidermal layer during cleansing, unlike them physical micro scrubs. Another interesting fact is that oatmeal helps battle acne. Being rich in saponins, these grains helps calm that irritated skin and soothe inflammation. Saponins occur in a wide variety of plants, where they are supposed to have antibiotic effects. This helps battle bacteria on your face without harming your natural microbiome. Just the bad ones are eliminated. Quite the underdog ingredient I shall say!

being rich in saponins, oatmeal helps calm irritated skin and soothe inflammation

Orgga’s French Rose and Bacca Bliss Cleansing Powder both contain colloidal oatmeal which is a pretty amazing ingredient for eczema skin. Colloidal oatmeal is nothing but ground oatmeal suspended in liquid to allow easy absorption through the skin. In that way, this product lathers easily on the face as a gentle cleanser and mild exfoliator; removing dead skin and dirt leaving your skin supple and soft. Most important, this kind of exfoliation does not jeopardize the skin’s protective barriers or disrupt the microbiome balance.

There are even simpler ways oatmeal can be incorporated into your daily skin care routine. If you’re not an extravagant and love a good DIY’s session, try these out:

Combination/Oily skin:

1. Take 2 tbsp of oatmeal
2. Put into a bowl.
3. Add 1 tbsp of organic/natural honey and mix.
4. Lather on face and leave for 10-20 mins.
5. Rinse thoroughly.

Dry/Irritated skin:

1. Take 2 tbsp of oatmeal
2. Put into a bowl.
3. Add 1 tbsp of organic/natural honey and mix.
4. Add 1 tbsp of milk to this mixture.
5. Lather on face and leave for 10-20 mins.
6. Rinse thoroughly.

It is important to let your skin breathe. The skin is a brain of its own and what we invest in them is what we get at the end of the day. In a market that is filled with numerous brands to serve your “skincare needs”, it is important to pick the right ones for you. We are spoiled for choice with many products that claim to tackle and solve our specific concerns but the truth is if you let your skin do it, it’ll be both healthy for the body and your pocket of course. Be gentle with your skin, treated with respect and love. Go natural! Be healthy within.

Love and see y’all the next time.

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