Oatmeal mask is an amazing remedy for eczema. The popular breakfast staple boasts of healing properties that help in providing relief from skin itching and flaking. Oatmeal is a natural anti-inflammatory agent. Topical application of oatmeal helps in alleviating the symptoms of the inflammatory skin disorder. Oatmeal helps in soothing the irritated skin. It helps in restoring the protective barrier of the skin, which helps in preventing loss of moisture from the skin. Hence, it helps in keeping the skin hydrated and reduces the dryness of the skin.
For fast relief from the symptoms of eczema, you can try the following homemade oatmeal mask:
How To Make Oatmeal Mask
To make the basic oatmeal mask you will need one tablespoon of oatmeal and two teaspoons of warm water. Put the oatmeal in a coffee grinder and grind it into fine powder. Mix warm water with the ground oatmeal and make a thick paste.
How To Apply
Cover the affected area of your skin with the oatmeal paste. Leave the paste on your skin for 25 to 30 minutes. With a damp cloth gently wipe the area to remove the oatmeal paste.To prevent the skin from drying, apply a good quality moisturizer. Regular use of the oatmeal mask helps in alleviating eczema flare-ups.
To further enhance the healing properties of the oatmeal mask for treating eczema, you can add other ingredients to the anti-eczema mask recipe such as baking soda and honey that help in soothing and moisturizing the skin and fights inflammation.
Oatmeal And Baking Soda Mask
The anti-inflammatory property of baking soda helps in reducing the symptoms of eczema. Moreover, baking soda helps in restoring the natural pH of the skin that is disrupted because of the eczema flare-up.
How To Make
Combine two tablespoons of ground oatmeal with a teaspoon of baking soda. Add water to make a smooth paste. Apply the oatmeal and baking soda paste to the affected area of the skin. Wait for 20 to 30 minutes and then rinse.
Oatmeal And Honey Mask
Honey is a humectant. It keeps the skin moisturized and reduces flaking and itching of the skin. Furthermore, the antiseptic property of honey helps in protecting the eczema sores from getting infected. Adding honey to the basic oatmeal mask recipe speeds up healing of the skin disorder.
How To Make
Mix two tablespoons of ground oat with a teaspoon of honey. Add about two tablespoons of warm water and make a thick paste. Cover the skin with the paste and rinse after 30 minutes.