Oats treat the skin
Oats also increase wellbeing externally. Its beneficial properties began to be used in cosmetics already about 4,000 years ago in the Middle East. Oats moisturize, soften and soothe the skin. It is also used to strengthen dry hair.
In skin and hair care, the same good active ingredients of oats as in diets are important:
Beta-Glucan, oat vitamins and minerals, as well as oat oils and its fatty acids that are beneficial to health. Beta-glucan and lecithin contained in oat oil are especially useful for moisturizing the skin. Oat antioxidants help to relieve irritable skin.
Cosmetic products often utilize very fine oatmeal flour produced in Finland. Oat extract and oat oil can also be used.
Oats can be found in several cosmetic products, at least, in
- face and body creams
- face masks
- face and body scrubs
- shampoo and other hair care products
- bath and body oils