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Originally published September 25 2008

Oats for Beautiful Skin

by Sheryl Walters

(NaturalNews) Many people enjoy oats, especially on cold winter mornings because they make you feel toasty warm and full. We also think of oats in relation to sexuality. Sowing our wild oats ensures that we have as much fun in our youth as possible. Oats are actually considered to be one of nature's most fabulous aphrodisiacs.

Oats are also an amazing natural beauty enhancer. They soothe and heal the skin, while reducing inflammation. Inflammation is one of the number one causes of premature aging, and while it all starts on the inside, reducing outer inflammation is also necessary for gorgeously radiant skin.

Because oats are slightly rough, they are one of nature's most amazing exfoliates. They soften the skin, making it super duper silky smooth. Oats have actually been clinically shown to help heal dry, itchy skin.

Speaking of dry itchy skin, many people who suffer from eczema say that an oatmeal bath totally sorts them out! They are totally hypoallergenic unlike many of the ingredients that are given to people who have eczema by doctors.

Oats can also soothe chicken pox, mosquito bites, and dry skin (caused by excessive central heating, pollution etc.) They soothe mild burns, any type of irritated skin.

Whether you are choosing oats to eat for breakfast, to increase sexuality, or to enjoy soft smooth skin, make sure you buy just plain old (organic of course) oats. Avoid the "just add water" oats and the already flavored oats. If you really want to splash out, you can find raw oats, as most oats have been heated to keep them from going rancid.

Here are a few radiance promoting, totally natural, make them yourself oat recipes.

Oat and Brown Sugar Scrub:

2 Tbsp. ground oats
2 tsp. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. avocado
5-6 drops of the beautifying rose essential oil.

Mix all ingredients in a bowl until you have a smooth paste. Gently massage onto damp skin, and rinse off with warm water. Increase the dose for a full body super scrub.

Oat and Honey Milk Bath

cup rolled oats
cup almond milk (you can buy your own, or simply soak some almonds overnight and blend them up!)
5-6 drops of lavender (to ensure that you truly chill out in your bath!)
Place the ingredients in a small, natural fabric bag, such as hemp, muslin or cheesecloth. Hang the bag under the faucet as you fill the tub, then put the bag into the bath as you soak up the goodies.

About the author

Sheryl is a kinesiologist, nutritionist and holistic practitioner.
Her website provides the latest research on preventing disease, looking naturally gorgeous, and feeling emotionally and physically fabulous. You can also find some of the most powerful super foods on the planet including raw chocolate, purple corn, and many others.

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