Scottish porridge oats in a clear glass bowl used in our natural skincare for dry and sensitive skin

Skin benefits of oats

Oats have long been used as a natural remedy for various skin ailments, and the benefits for skincare are no exception. Packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and anti-inflammatory properties, oats make a great choice for treating skin conditions. Not only can oats provide relief from skin issues where there are sensitivities and dryness but they are also gentle enough to be used on babies and children.


For babies and children, oatmeal baths can be incredibly soothing and help to reduce itching, redness, and inflammation. Oats are also naturally hypoallergenic and can be used to help soothe skin affected by nappy rash and other skin irritations. Additionally, oatmeal soaps and lotions can provide extra moisture to help keep skin looking and feeling smooth and healthy.


Adults can also benefit from using oats in skincare. Oats are a natural exfoliant, which can help to gently remove dead skin cells and dirt from the skin’s surface. They can also help to soothe and reduce inflammation and some say, due to their anti-oxidant properties, ingesting oats can even help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of ageing.


If you’re looking for a natural way to treat and soothe skin, oats can be a great option. Whether you’re using them for babies, children, or adults, oats can provide a wealth of benefits to help keep skin looking and feeling its best.


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