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Surprising Uses for Oatmeal

Heart healthy? Check. And that’s just the beginning of oatmeal’s superpowers.
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Pore refiner

This mask, from New York City dermatologist Amy Wechsler, MD, makes use of oats’ saponins, cleansers that remove dirt from pores: Mix 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1/2 cup hot water, and 1/4 cup honey in a food processor. Let cool, and apply. Wait 10 minutes, and rinse.

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