You may remember having to take an oatmeal bath when you were younger if you came in contact with poison ivy or had the chickenpox to help relieve and soothe itchy dry skin. Now, it is common to use products with oatmeal on a daily basis, especially, for those who suffer from eczema and psoriasis. Here are 5 reason why oatmeal is good for the skin and why it is a key ingredient from some of our products.
Relieves Dry, Itchy Skin - Oatmeal contains phenols, a type of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that soothe dry, irritated skin. Antioxidants found in oatmeal helps prevent and repair damage to skin cells cause by free radicals. By oatmeal being a superfood, it can aid to inflammation of the skin.
Moisturizes Your Skin - While it helps relieve dry skin, it also acts as a moisturizer. The combinations of the various proteins and vitamins such as vitamin E protects and moisturizes the skin.
Cleanses Your Skin - Oatmeal contains saponins, a carbohydrates found in plants that act as a gentle cleanser while soothing the skin. The natural component found in oatmeal removes dirt and excess oil.
Exfoliates and Improves Your Skin Complexion - The texture of oatmeal makes for a great organic and natural exfoliator as it helps remove dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling smooth.
The benefits of oatmeal in your skincare products are endless and this is why it is a key ingredient in our products that help with dry skin, eczema, and/or psoriasis.