It’s the morning after that crazy heart-filled holiday, and if you spent it with your special someone, whether it’s someone else or yourself, continue on with a healthy heart diet by eating some good old oatmeal. Oatmeal can help reduce cholesterol and since it is a whole grain, you can except to have a good dose of digestive-cleaning fiber as well. But, check this: oatmeal is good for so much more! Not only does it taste deliciously comforting morning ritual for your diet, it is a great element to add to your morning skincare routine.
M.I.S.S. Michelle’s clay mask uses oatmeal to help rejuvenate the skin, and now, First Aid Beauty uses oatmeal as a key ingredient in their Intense Therapy Ultra Repair Cream. Just how eating oatmeal can help to repair the body internally, using oatmeal externally can have ultra effects on the skin.
I received a jar of the cream and from just reading the label, I could tell that this was the right stuff for me. It claims to relieve minor irritation and itching from eczema, harsh weather, cosmetic treatments, and other conditions and although I don’t have eczema, I do have the dreaded keratosis pilaris, a hereditary skin condition that causes dry bumps on the upper arms. My skin feels like it has goosebumps all the time! Not so cute for the sleeveless looks that I love to rock. I’ve tried so many products and I can say that from trying this one it does help. It is cool cream that goes on smoothly and doesn’t have a sticky residue. After putting it on my upper arm, I noticed that it feels soft to the touch, and although it doesn’t have any exfoliating properties to it, if I were to use actual oatmeal to exfoliate prior to application, I’m sure my skin would have felt as soft as a baby’s!
I also have used this cream for more than just my affected areas. I like to use it in place of my typical lotion for my legs and feet because I know that it has more beneficial properties than regular lotion. Aside from oatmeal, the Ultra Repair Cream also contains Allantoin and eucalyptus oil to help heal and soothe skin, and even shea butter to moisturize and protect the skin’s barrier. This product also contains the company’s Antioxidant Booster to combat free radicals, something that we need not only in our diet but also in our skincare.
What’s great about the company is that they believe in the healthy stuff. It’s allergy-tested, fragrance free, and contains no harsh chemicals. You want to eat healthy, so make sure you treat your skin healthy too!
A 6oz. jar of cream retails for $28 and can be purchased exclusively at the Sephora website. Definitely worth checking out!
Being healthy is not only about what you eat, but also how you take care of your body. Take care of yourself and you’ll be looking and feeling good for years to come!
*Sample jar of product was sent and used to write this review
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