Avena Sativa, or more commonly known as oats/oatmeal are grains commonly used as food skin products, or animal feed. Whether it’s in breakfast or applied topically, a bowl of oatmeal is the key to good health, healthy weight loss and better skin.
What are its benefits to the skin?
In addition to this, oatmeal is useful for a multitude of your skin and beauty care needs. It removes the oil and dirt that clogs pores while exfoliating the skin. Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties help to remove dead skin cells and treat dry skin. Oats also contains saponins, which are natural cleansing compounds. Oatmeal can soak up the excess oil on your skin and help treat acne. Here are some ways that you can use oatmeal for your skin and beauty needs.
It helps soak up the excess oil from the skin that causes acne. A bowl of oatmeal might do wonders for your acne, depending on what acne you may have, because oatmeal contains zinc which reduces inflammation and helps kill the acne-causing bacteria.
Removing black heads, again oatmeal is packed with chemical compounds, one particular compound that has many benefits is saponin, which are known for its natural cleansing property. Black heads are just clogged pores on the skin. Oatmeal helps to unclog the pores and gives you a smoother, fairer and clearer skin.
Great on dry skin
Soothing dry skin, due to its saponin content, oatmeal works as an awesome natural skin cleanser. Whether you have sensitive or dry skin, it doesn’t strip your natural oils. Oats can act as a natural moisturizer and remove most dead skin cells. Its anti-inflammatory properties helps keep the skin exfoliated.
Rich in proteins and lipids, oatmeal has potent emollient properties, making it a great moisturizer. Oatmeal's mild pH level really helps in cooling down inflamed skin caused by some rash or infection. Along with a gentle moisturizer, your skin will feel softer than a baby’s.
Safe on skin conditions
Oatmeal has natural anti-pruritic properties which help relieve itching that is innate to various fungal infections and skin diseases. Itching is mostly the result of inflammation under the skin or when the skin's pH level is high. Oatmeal helps to regulate your skin's pH levels, which helps to soften the dry skin and restore your skin's natural pH level. It also protects the skin from outside irritants, by providing moisture to the skin. All this makes it great on eczema and psoriasis!
For people who have ultra-sensitive skin that can’t tolerate other exfoliators, oats is often a great alternative due to its texture. It helps in removal of the oldest dead skin cells on the skin's surface thus giving you fresh, glowing and youthful skin.
Also due to its antioxidant, healing, and moisturizing properties, oatmeal is effective in soothing sunburn. Oatmeal also has rich antioxidant properties that helps undo damage done to the skin by pollution, UV rays and chemicals.
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