Oatmeal, an ancient grain, is high in protein and carbohydrates and is packed full of vitamins, minerals, and lipids. A true "feast for the body", these nutrients are not only healthy for your insides but also very beneficial for your skin.
On the skin, oatmeal is often recognized as being an emollient. According toMedical News Today, emollients, or moisturizers, "...Help keep the skin moist and supple by reducing water loss from the epidermis, the outer layer of skin. For patients with conditions such as eczema or psoriasis, emollients are an essential part of daily skin care." We love the deep moisturizing and soothing properties that oatmeal has.
Oatmeal contains both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, making it an ideal ingredient to use on sensitive skin. Oddly enough, oatmeal can also help to reduce the size of your pores on your body and face. These properties are helpful in combating wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Honey is extremely moisturizing and helps keep moisture locked in the skin. This moisture helps give your skin a boost of elasticity, giving your skin a natural glow and overall healthy look.
Honey has a long lasting role in the history of medicine. The natural antibacterial properties of honey make it an ideal ingredient for fighting off infection will keeping moisture locked in.