For thousands of years, oats and their extracts have been used to soothe and treat skin. Oats also contain avenanthramides, the antioxidant properties of which may contribute to the topical soothing effect. Oats are a great source of calcium, iron, and vitamin B1. Oatmeal is clinically proven to reduce redness and soothe skin disorders. and It has known reparative and anti-inflammatory and restorative properties.
1. Defends skin against water loss
Oatmeal contains a high concentration of polysaccharides. When mixed with water, they create a protective film that improves skin’s ability to retain moisture. By helping to protect against transepidermal water loss, oatmeal helps maintain healthy and hydrated skin.
2. Calms and soothes
The fibre and cellulose present in oats behave as emollients to calm redness and soothe itchy or irritated skin. Oatmeal has been shown to be helpful for eczema and sunburn.
Oatmeal is suitable for all skin types. As it has superb anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties, it is particularly recommended for dry and sensitive skin types.
Oatmeal and its extracts work effectively in combination with other products. It is safe for use alongside other key actives, including hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5.
You can use a moisturiser containing oatmeal every day. If you have dry or normal skin, you can also use a toner containing oatmeal up to twice a day.