Benefits of Oatmeal for Skin

Last Updated on July 7, 2023 by Ellen Christian

Do you know the benefits of oatmeal for skin? Learn more about how to use oatmeal on skin and how it can help.

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Benefits of Oatmeal for Skin and How to Use It


Benefits of Oatmeal for Skin

Oats have many other uses, though.  While you may store them in the kitchen, oatmeal has many benefits for skin and hair.  I’ve used oats in my homemade bath teas and even in homemade facial treatments.

Improve your complexion

A paste of oatmeal can be applied to your skin and left on for 15 minutes to improve your complexion.  It helps remove the excess oil and bacteria from your skin and also helps exfoliates dead skin cells.

Combat itchy skin

Oats can be added to warm bath water to help combat itchy skin from things like psoriasis or eczema.  Just put a handful of oats in a muslin bag and toss in the water as the bath fills. The bag prevents the oats from making a mess in the tub.

Benefits of Oatmeal for Skin and How to Use It

Improve skin tone

Oats help improve skin tone and smooth dark spots on your skin. Many cosmetic products use oats for this reason, including body and face lotions and creams.

Remove dirt and oil

Oats contain natural cleansers called saponins.  Saponins help remove dirt and oil from your skin like soap does. They do not irritate the skin the way some soaps do. Place oats in a muslin bag and soak the bag in water.  Gently squeeze out the “milk” from the oats and apply to your skin.

Repair damage from chemicals

Oats can help repair damage from chemicals like alpha hydroxy acids and skin bleaches. Oats contain anti-inflammatory properties and are beneficial for even the most sensitive skin. This is one of the most important benefits for skin if you are over 40.

Stimulate collagen deposition

Oats stimulate collagen deposition and promote the growth of immune cells in your skin. Products containing oats make wonderful choices for those with aging skin.

What’s your favorite way to use oats in your skincare routine?

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