Best oat-based skincare for irritated, stressed out skin: The best picks, benefits, and more
Oats has always been a quick-and-easy breakfast option for anyone looking to get a nutritious start to the day — but have you ever thought of the superfood in relation to your moneymaker, instead? That is, applying it to your skin. You see, as it turns out, oats contains many useful properties that cater to beauty junkies with varying complexion concerns. Acne-prone? Oats contains zinc that is able to absorb excess oil and sebum on your skin, as well as reduce the inflammation of those pesky bumps. Cursed to contend with dry, flaky skin? Oatmeal's mild pH can help to cool down inflamed skin and relieve itching by acting as a natural moisturiser, all while conveniently exfoliating your skin.
As for the cherry on top: a key benefit that oatmeal has is that it presents a low risk of skin irritation or allergies, making it ideal for those with sensitive skin. An all-rounder, indeed. Below, we provide a list of options for anyone looking to incorporate this bad boy into your routine.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Oatmeal Mask
A deeply hydrating mask that is designed to calm deeply-distressed complexions, it also serves as the perfect antidote to dry, dehydrated skin thanks to the inclusion of hydrating and protective ingredients such as colloidal oatmeal and avena sativa oat bran. For those unaware, First Aid Beauty also has an entire line-up of oatmeal-based skincare, including cleansers, moisturisers, and the like. Add to cart, stat.
Tatcha The Indigo Cream
This product packed chockful of good stuff. Not only does the velvety-rich cream feel great to the touch with its cushiony texture, the Natural Japanese Indigo extract calms skin, while the colloidal oatmeal helps protect your skin from environmental stressors and pumps in some much-needed hydration. While the product feels like a second skin, it's brimming with goodness as it also contains Hadasei-3, which has anti-aging properties, so you'll look as if you're brimming with youth.
The Body Shop Mediterranean Almond Milk with Oats Instant Soothing Mask
This 100% vegetarian product is infused with oatmeal, organic almond milk, organic aloe vera and shea butter so it feels buttery-smooth on even the most dry, sensitive of skin. It also contains hints of exfoliants to help relieve any tightness and itchiness without incurring a reaction. Win-win, indeed.
La Roche-Posay Lipikar Soothing Relief Eczema Cream
If you're suffering from eczema, oatmeal is actually your best friend when it comes to relieving the itch. La Roche-Posay's Lipikar Eczema Soothing Relief Cream is the one for the job, it seems, where shea Butter and glycerin grants instant and long-lasting hydration while also being packed with colloidal oatmeal to treat eczema.
Caudalie Gentle Cleansing Milk
Made with oat extract, this luxuriously creamy milk cleanser eliminates dirt and grime without leaving your mien feeling dry and tight. Grape seed oil and sweet almond oil soften and smooths, an inclusion of other potent ingredients help fight against free radicals, offering your skin max protection when on-the-go. What's not to love?