While I’m not that impressed by the power of six glasses of water/day, I am in awe of the value of oatmeal. There are literally hundreds of peer-reviewed, published studies that demonstrate the benefits of oatmeal, both inside and out. As part of a breakfast, fiber rich oatmeal is low in sodium, fat free and can lower cholesterol. And its not just for breakfast. I use it in meatballs, meatloaf, muffins, quick breads and of course cookies.
In skin care, oatmeal is a superhero. It’s high in anti-oxidents, can reduce inflammation and is a terriffic moisturizer that never leaves your skin oily. You can make an effective face mask by blending one tablespoon of oatmeal with an egg white for oily skin or with an yolk for dry complexions. Oatmeal is used in commercial skin care products and Aveeno has a large selection of oatmeal -enriched soaps, cleansers, sunscreens and moisturizers.
Oatmeal is safe, inexpensive, more effective and better researched than most of the new exotic anti-aging ingredients ( I mean you coffeeberry and roobios tea). Instead of spending money on these fads, have a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast and save a spoonful for your face.