In this blog, we tell you all about how oats can support your skin.
What can oats do for your skin?
Oats (AKA Avena sativa) and oatmeal – the processed version of oats – have long been used as a natural way to soothe the skin and calm skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. They are also great for the skin due to their antioxidant properties, helping to tackle redness and relieve irritation.
4 benefits of oats for the skin
1. They relieve dry skin
First of all, oats have highly moisturising properties that can help relieve dry and overall dehydrated skin.
2. They remove dirt and gently cleanse
As well as being used to soothe, oats have long been used to cleanse the skin, before soap bars, since they contain naturally occurring compounds named saponins which are both antimicrobial and antioxidant and which form a soap-like foam when mixed with water.
3. They relieve inflammation and tackle redness
Oats also help to relieve skin inflammation thanks to the phenolic compounds they contain which are great at reducing inflammation while soothing the skin at the same time. Whether you suffer from psoriasis, eczema, acne or redness, oats can really help calming these conditions down.
4. They provide deep nourishment
In addition to being moisturising, oats are also packed with a lot of vitamins, A, E, B and minerals that help to keep your skin happy and healthy.
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