1.Soothes Suntanned Skin
You can use oatmeal to treat suntanned skin caused by overexposure to harmful ultraviolet (UV) sunrays. Its exfoliating property helps remove dead skin cells. Plus, it helps soothe the skin.
- Mix 1 to 2 cups of oatmeal powder (depending upon the amount of suntanned skin) with enough milk or buttermilk to form a smooth paste.
- Optionally, add some lemon juice.
- Rub this paste onto the tanned areas.
- Wait 15 minutes, then wash it off with cold water.
- Repeat once or twice a week.
2.Softens Dry and Rough Hands
Oatmeal is a great healer for dry and rough hands as it helps soften and moisturize your skin. Moreover, the protein in oatmeal prevents water loss to help keep the skin moisturized longer.
- Prepare a mixture with 2 tablespoons of ground oatmeal, ½ teaspoon each of honey and olive oil, and a little water.
- Rub this mixture on your hands, wait 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water.
- Use this remedy once a week.
3.Works as Dry Shampoo
If you have oily hair and do not have time to wash your hair, oatmeal works as great dry shampoo. Finely ground oats help soak up oil from your hair, leaving it clean and smelling fresh.
- Grind 1 cup of oatmeal into a fine powder.
- Mix in ½ cup of baking soda.
- Put this mixture in an old talcum powder bottle.
- Sprinkle it into your greasy hair and then brush your hair thoroughly.
- Keep the remaining mixture in an airtight container to use as needed.