Oats are an ingredient that can be found in many natural beauty products. Something about seeing this ingredient on a product label makes it more appealing. But what are the benefits of this popular ingredient? Here are our top benefits of oats that will make you consider adding them to your skincare routine.
The lipids and protein within this ingredient are great for moisturizing the skin. Its nutrients are added to the skin and form a protective barrier that seals in this moisture for long- term softness. This protection also aids in reducing early signs of aging in the skin. We recommend finding a moisturizer that includes oats as one of the main ingredients.
Because of their anti-inflammatory properties, oats are often used to treat many skin conditions. They can be used to soothe dry skin, sunburn, and as an eczema treatment. It reduces itching and restores the skin's barrier making this a great eczema treatment.
The saponin-- a sudsy organic chemical-- content within oats naturally cleanses the skin without stripping it of its moisture and, in fact, adds moisture as it cleanses. It also gently exfoliates the skin, removing dead skin cells for a brighter glow. We recommend cleansers that contain oats for those looking for a gentile clean and exfoliator compared to popular cleansers that contain harsh chemicals. Try our Loving Liz exfoliating body bar for a gentle and soothing clean.
On top of its many other benefits, oats also contain antioxidant properties. It contains vitamin E, which is known for healing the skin but is also an antioxidant. It also contains zinc, which is great for treating acne as it kills bacteria. Is there anything it can’t do?
Suited for All Skin Types
Whether you have oily, acne-prone, or sensitive skin, this ingredient is safe for you to use. It is very uncommon to experience an allergic reaction to this ingredient as it is used to treat skin irritants. Everyone can take advantage of the multitude of benefits that oats offer.
BY LOURRAIN SIMON