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Dermatological Wonders of Oats

The common oat (Avena sativa) is a species of cereal grain grown for its seed, which is known by the same name (usually in the plural, unlike other grains).

skincare oats

Some of the benefits of oats in the skin care world include:

Polysaccharides

Oatmeal contains polysaccharides. Polysaccharides are carbohydrate molecules. They range in structure from linear to highly branched. Depending on the structure, these macromolecules can have distinct properties.

A lot of the polyssacharides contained in oatsmeal are made in the human body and perform many key health functions, including growth and immune system activities. Unfortunately, after puberty humans cease their manufacturing and must obtain them from outside sources.

Retaining Moisture

Oatmeal contains healthy lipids. When they come into contact with your skin, these fats help to retain moisture to soften and repair your skin.

Anti pollutant

Your skin is your body's first line of defense against pollutants or unhealthy agents, which can cause harm to your body. Oatmeal helps to strengthen your skin's defenses so it can do a better job.

Pores Cleansing

Certain compounds contained in oatsmeal help to remove dirt from your pores. This effect, combined with oatmeal's moisture-retention properties, gives your skin that soft glow after an oatmeal cleanse.


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