Oat Oil For Your Skin, Scalp, & Hair Health
The golden oat oil, derived from the stems and leaves of the Avena sativa plant, that contains amazing moisturizing and healing properties for your skin and scalp. This fast-absorbing oil is packed with linoleic fatty acid (omega 6), oleic fatty acid (omega 9), sterols, ceramides and sphingolipids, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory agents. Oat oil is also non-comedogenic and can even reduce the appearance of papules, blackheads, and lesions, making it a perfect choice for acne-prone skin types.
Because this oil contains antioxidants and a strong barrier, it’s able to lock in moisture and nutrients when applied to the skin, creating a calming, soothing protective layer with anti-inflammatory properties. Additionally, those same antioxidants play a critical role in keeping compounds called free radicals from damaging cells, helping your skin keep signs of aging at bay. Ceramides further shield the top surface layer of skin and act as a “glue” that holds cells together, stopping signs of aging in their tracks. In fact, one study found that oat oil increased ceramide levels by 70 percent in participants.
With its direct anti-inflammatory effects on the skin, oat oil has been a centuries-old topical treatment for a variety of skin conditions, like eczema, psoriasis, and burns, It works to soothe itching and help to reduce redness and helps regulate and promote healthy functioning of the skin barrier.
Oat oil is known to enhance elasticity and firmness by boosting collagen production, and also promote the healing of irritation, redness, inflammation, and chapping, especially with sunburned skin and conditions such as dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema. Its super-emollient and deeply hydrating properties are known to prevent skin from losing moisture, which softens, nourishes, and protects the skin, which equals a revitalized and rejuvenated complexion.
Not only does oat oil benefit the skin, but also your hair and scalp! The high concentration of omega-9 and 6 fatty acids in oatmeal oil stimulates hair growth, protects it from damage caused by external environmental aggressors (cold, pollution, hard water, sun), maintains a healthy scalp, and minimizes water loss, ensuring that the hair shafts stay hydrated. It has additionally been known to have antimicrobial and against contagious properties, which can help in instances of dermatitis, dandruff, and dry scalp.