Thicken hair with an oat milk conditioner.
Oat milk’s compounds strengthen hair at the root to thwart shedding and breakage while its lipids deeply hydrate to enhance strand shine for a thicker-looking head of hair.
- Try: Klorane Conditioner with Oat Milk, $9
Hydrate skin with an oat oil lotion.
Packed with moisturizing fatty acids, oat oil deeply penetrates skin to moisturize parched patches from the inside out, while its vitamin E repairs damage so skin feels smooth in no time, says Dr. Green. Her tip: Place a warm, damp washcloth onto dry skin and let it sit for 2 minutes prior to applying lotion. This softens skin so hydrating ingredients can absorb better.
Calm rashes with an oat milk compress.
Anti-inflammatory properties in oat milk quickly soothe all types of irritation from rosacea to chafed underarms. Plus, when applied cool, it constricts blood vessels to reduce redness fast.
- Try: Place a washcloth soaked in chilled oat milk on skin; rinse after five minutes.
Soften rough heels with an oatmeal soak.
Unique compounds in oatmeal, including vitamin B-5, penetrate the thick layers of heel skin to restore moisture levels in a snap.
- Try: Create a sachet by cutting the foot off an old pair of pantyhose. Next, fill it with 1⁄2 cup of old-fashioned oats; knot to close. Then toss the sachet into a basin filled with warm water and soak feet for 10 minutes.
Restore radiance with an oatmeal polish.
Oats’ texture helps slough away dead, dry, complex- ion-dulling cells that accumulate on skin’s surface, says New York City dermatologist Michele Green, M.D. Mixing with yogurt (it further exfoliates) and honey (it moisturizes) leaves skin glowing in a flash.
- Try: Mix one tablespoon of old-fashioned oats, one tablespoon of yogurt and one teaspoon of honey. Scrub onto damp skin; rinse.
This story originally appeared in our print magazine.