We love a good beauty trend, and one we’re seeing lately is actually a classic staple – oats! From poison ivy to eczema, oats have been used to soothe dry, irritated skin for ages.
Oats may look dry, but they’re actually moisturizing because of the natural oils, starches, and sugars that offer emollient properties.
Oats are also absorbent (think of how much water you add to your morning oatmeal!) so they work well as cleansers that can absorb and remove excess oil, makeup, and dirt from your skin.
Finally, they’re great at soothing irritated skin. Oats can bind to the skin, providing a protective barrier against irritants. This is why we use it for things like poison ivy and eczema!
How Can I Use Oats in My Beauty Routine?
Unfortunately you can’t start adding whole oats into your beauty routines – you just won’t see the benefits. Whole oats need to be finely ground so that they can properly interact with your skin. Think about some of your favourite beauty products with oats – they’re not whole oats, they’re tiny particles you probably can’t even see!
For a DIY way to use oats in your beauty routine, we’ve love these seven DIY Oatmeal Face Masks from HelloGlow. If you’d prefer a serum to get really targeted benefits, we’ve outlined our favourites below.
If you want oats, this is the serum for you! Made with just two ingredients – oats and vitamin E, this targeted serum is formulated for dry, mature, dull, and sensitive skin. It’s deeply hydrating and soothing, with a powerful antioxidant to improve the health of your skin.
We use this morning and night for a much needed dose of oats!
A long time essential, the Pai Skincare Instant Calm Redness Serum is formulated to restore calm to reactive skin types. It’s lightweight, hydrating, and enriched with wild oats, a rich source of oleic and linoleic fatty acids to help with dry and sensitive skin. It’s also formulated with sea aster, a flowering plant that actively calms reactive skin.
This is the serum we reach for when we really need a bit of calm!
The Graydon Superfood Serum truly does it all! Infused with tons of antioxidants, this plant-based, EWG verified serum is velvety smooth and formulated for all skin types. And of course, it’s infused with oat oil for moisturizing, soothing goodness.
This is the treatment serum we use a couple times a week when our skin becomes super reactive!
How do you use oat oil in your beauty routine? Tell us below!
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