Oatmeal To Soothe Eczema

The sores, that itching, the scratching and
consequently that bleeding- eczema manifests itself in such unpleasant ways that its effects are
rather debilitating. Wondering how to treat this skin condition? Try using oatmeal that has natural
properties that are beneficial in relieving eczema. That’s why, using oatmeal mask or going for
oatmeal bath is known to be an easy way to manage eczema effectively at home. Keep reading to know
two easy recipes involving the use of oatmeal for treating eczema:

Oatmeal To Soothe Eczema

RECIPE- 1: OATMEAL-
YOGHURT MASK FOR TREATING ECZEMA

BENEFITS OF USING OATMEAL MASK FOR
TREATING ECZEMA

  • Oatmeal has anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe
    itching and irritation caused by eczema.
  • Lactic acid contained in yoghurt helps
    exfoliate skin and acts as a natural coolant for eczema affected skin.
  • Honey is a
    natural humectant that helps in retaining moisture content. Its antimicrobial properties combat
    bacteria and put off infection while reducing inflammation.
  • This mask can be used for
    all skin types.
  • It would help rejuvenate your skin and cleanse it
    well.

Things that you need-

  • Oatmeal- 1/3 cup
  • Honey- 1 tbsp
  • Yoghurt- 2 tbsp
  • Hot water- A?
    cup

Method-

  • Mix oatmeal with water in a bowl.
  • Add honey and yoghurt to the mixture.
  • Blend well to get a smooth and creamy
    mixture.
  • Use the mask on affected areas.

RECIPE 2:
OATMEAL CREAM

BENEFITS OF USING OATMEAL CREAM FOR TREATING
ECZEMA

  • Oatmeal is rich in antioxidants, help balance skin pH, moisturize
    the skin and relieve itchiness.
  • Its antibacterial properties help reduce chances of
    infection.
  • Cold milk has a cooling effect on the skin.

Things
that you need-

  • Oatmeal- 1/4 cup
  • Cold milk- enough to make a
    thick paste

Method-

  • Blend oatmeal in a blender to get
    the ingredient smooth.
  • Add milk to the oatmeal and make a thick creamy
    paste.
  • Apply this homemade cream on eczema-affected areas and massage well.
  • Leave it on for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse thoroughly with cold
    water.

ADDITIONAL TIPS

  • Opting for colloidal
    oatmeal or gluten-free oatmeal would be best for eczema treatment.
  • Along with finely
    ground oats, you can add baking soda and olive oil to your bath water for a soothing oatmeal
    bath.