Okay, so I've followed every bit of paleo advice to try and eradicate the acne that continued to populate my forehead, nose and chin to no avail. My skin there remained as it always did: oily with clogged pores. I can't put any kind of soap on my face, it always makes it worse, so I tried researching other "natural" treatments and came up with an oatmeal mask.
The recipes online have honey and all kinds of other things in them, but I just ground up some oats and made a simple paste with the oat flour and some warm water. I've been slathering that on my face and letting it dry every time I take shower (about 3 times a week).
The results...It doesn't irritate my skin at all, and EVERYTHING irritates my skin. My pores are clearer, smaller and my skin in that region is less oily and more balanced in tone and the acne is greatly reduced. My skin hasn't looked this good since I was pre-pubescent. I've been doing this a few weeks now.
So...eating oatmeal isn't paleo, but how about putting it on your face? Has anyone tried this? What other uses have you found for grains that don't involve eating them?