Anti-inflammatory: Researches have proved the presence of different types of phenols confers antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity . Oats can help reduce skin inflammation and as such is ideal for sensitive skin and to treat and relieve symptoms of variety of skin conditions (i.e acne, eczema, psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis).
Cleansing: Oatmeal contains chemicals known as saponins (natural agents found in certain plants) that are characterised by their intense cleansing properties. In addition to this cleaning effect, oats also act as a gentle exfoliator for skin, excellent for removing dead cells.
Moisturising: Thanks to beta-glucan for water-holding functions of oats that helps retain the skin’s natural moisture.
pH-regulating: Oats can help normalise skin’s pH, which can relieve itchy, uncomfortable skin.
Protective: Studies have shown that oatmeal provides clinically effective benefits for dry and compromised skin by strengthening skin barrier. The high concentration in starches and beta-glucan is responsible for the protective and water-holding functions of oatmeal.
Soothing: Oats alleviate itching and irritation and can help soothe bug bites, burns and sunburns, and other skin irritations.