Dry skin can cause several problems like itching and redness of skin. In severe cases of dry skin it can result in skin infections like eczema which involves lots of skin irritation and itching and redness. If you wish to treat eczema easily at home then one of the best kitchen ingredients that you can use is oatmeal. Mentioned below are few really easy oatmeal masks to give you relief from eczema.
Half cup of oatmeal (Oatmeal has anti inflammatory properties which give relief from the symptoms of eczema. It absorbs the excess oil and also removes dirt and grime from the pores keeping them clean and also acts as an exfoliant).One tablespoon of pure honey (Honey is a natural moisturizer and has antiseptic property),two tablespoons of yogurt (Yogurt too has antibacterial and moisturizing properties and also acts as skin lightening agent) and half cup of hot water.
Take the oatmeal in a container .Add the hot water to it. Leave it for 10 minutes. Add the honey and the yogurt and mix well. Your oatmeal face mask is ready to use.
One fourth cup oatmeal, one fourth cup hot water, one tablespoon of honey ,one teaspoon of nutmeg powder (Nutmeg has anti inflammatory properties and gives relief from itching) and half teaspoon of vitamin E oil (it is a good moisturizer and gives relief from skin irritation)
Take the oatmeal in a container .Add the hot water to it. Leave it for 10 minutes. Now add the honey, nutmeg powder and the vitamin E oil. Mix well. Your mask is ready.
Half cup of uncooked oats, a tablespoon of avocado pulp (It is a great moisturizer and skin nourishing fruit.) and one tablespoon of sweet almond oil (this is too is a very good moisturizer).
Mix the oats, avocado pulp and the almond oil. Blend it to a smooth paste in a blender. Your oatmeal mask is now ready for use.
Method Of Application
Remove any make up that you may have applied and wash face with lukewarm water. Pat dry with a clean towel. Now apply the oatmeal mask on your face gently and evenly. Leave it for 20 minutes. Now take a clean moist towel and gently wipe out the face mask. Wash face gently with lukewarm water. Follow the remedy twice daily.Oatmeal is really effective when it comes to eczema. Only make sure you use the plain variety and not the flavored or colored oats as the artificial ingredients can aggravate the irritation. If the flare up is too severe in that case it is advisable to seek medical treatment from a dermatologist.