10 benefits of using Oats for skin: Dermatologist Guide (Dermatocare)

Written By Dr Surbhi, MD Skin

Last updated: 09/02/17

In dermatologist practice, we recommend oatmeal for sensitive, allergy or eczema prone skin because it is an excellent moisturiser with skin healing, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and itch relieving benefits. Oats available in the market also called as Oatmeal is made by either rolling, grinding, steel cutting the oat grains. The steel cut oats are closest to the natural form of oats as discussed in details in the article, Best Oats/Oatmeal For Skin & Health- Dermatocare Pick. So, are you ready to use oats or oatmeal for your skin?


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1. Oats for washing face

Oats acts as a mild cleanser because of the saponin content. I use oats in following recipes:


2. Oats for Eczema

Oats help in the recovery of the eczematous skin by moisturising, restoring the skin barrier, reducing itching, and regulating inflammation. Colloidal oatmeal or grounded oats can be added to lukewarm water in the bathtub, to soothe irritated and itchy skin due...