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Oats: The Solution for Dry Itchy Skin


So much more than your morning porridge or granola, Oats are great for your skin. From soothing irritated, sensitive skin to moisturising dry skin, regulating oily skin and keeping acne at bay, Oats are absolute superheroes that work for all skin types.


One of the most important functions of the skin is to provide a barrier between the body and the environment. When the skin is not performing this function at it's best, say for example if there is a genetic predisposition to eczema, or the skin is very dry from weather or over-washing causing it it lose natural emollients and protectants, this is where colloidal oatmeal (finely ground oats) can help.


Clinical studies have shown colloidal oatmeal helps to strengthen the skin’s protective barrier by creating a breathable film on top of the skin's surface retaining the skin's moisture and protecting against environmental damage. The fibre contained colloidal oatmeal also give it emollient properties that calm redness and irritation, great for mild-to-moderate eczema and those with itchy skin and sunburn.


Benefits of Oats on Your Skin:

  • Soothes Irritation

  • Anti-Inflammatory

  • Protects

  • Hydrates

What Simple Home Holism Products Contain Oats?

We offer a few products that contain colloidal oatmeal. Below, find our top picks and learn how to use them in your routine for soft, healthy-feeling skin.






Next: Now that you’re all caught up on how Oats can benefit your skin, read up on some more of our favourite ingredients in the article Sea Salt & Your Skin

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