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6 surprising ways to use oats for beautiful skin and luscious hair

Published on:15 October 2020, 13:27pm IST
Usually known for its nutritional and weight loss benefits, oats is also great when it comes to your skin and hair! Read on to know more
Shreya Gupta
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If you’re a fitness freak, you must already be aware of all the health benefits oats has to offer. 

Rich in fibre and nutrients, oats do not just help you to lose the extra weight, but also work well for your skin and hair. Yes, you heard it right! 

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From absorbing extra oil to improving your skin, this superfood can do it all! These are the 6 ways it can benefit your hair and skin.

1. Treats blackheads

Yes, we are talking about those black annoying pits around your nose and cheeks! Blackheads are the small bumps that appear on your skin because of clogged pores. And guess what? Oats have a compound called saponin that acts as a natural cleanser and helps clear these clogged pores, thereby reducing the appearance of blackheads!

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2. Helps cure acne

Apart from being an excellent cleanser, oats can also help to soak the extra oil from your face, which otherwise when contaminated with bacteria causes severe breakouts. Moreover, the antimicrobial properties present in oats kill the acne-causing bacteria, thereby helping to dry up the acne.

If that’s not enough, the antioxidants and zinc content of the oats reduces the inflammation, and soothes your skin. So, all in all, if you are struggling with acne, oats is your one-stop solution.

3. Improves skin texture

Oats can also gently exfoliate your skin by removing the dead skin cells, and giving you soft and smooth skin. Moreover, it also contains polysaccharides that protects your skin from dehydration.

So even if you are exfoliating, your skin is not stripped off the moisture. And in the long run, using oats will also help rejuvenate and improve the texture of your skin.

4. Prevents dandruff

When it comes to dandruff, it can get really embarrassing to see white flakes falling all over your clothes. Now we all know treating dandruff isn’t easy, even if we use the fanciest of products. That’s why we suggest a natural cure, and what better than oats?

Saponin that’s present in oats is once again the hero! It helps to clear the dandruff flakes from your scalp, and provides all the nourishment too. Moreover, zinc and saponin together help by absorbing the excess oil, which prevents the recurrence of dandruff.

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5. Soothes irritated scalp

Yes, oats can also treat a dry, inflamed and itchy scalp! Oats contain vitamin N that keeps your scalp healthy and moisturised. Its anti-inflammatory nature helps to reduce the itchiness and irritation of the scalp. Moreover, the protein, healthy fats and the antioxidants present in oats further helps to provide nourishment, and keeps your scalp clean and healthy.

6. Fights hair loss

Oats can also offer benefits when it comes to hair loss! They are rich in antioxidants and omega-6 fatty acids, which helps to strengthen the hair follicles, thus preventing hair fall. Moreover, the omega fatty acids present in it also help undo any kind of hair damage.

So ladies, what are you waiting for? Incorporate oats in your hair care regime right away!

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Shreya Gupta Shreya Gupta

Finding nirvana in good food, Shreya also loves reading books and is a die-hard Potterhead. Confident and motivated she's fun to be with. Plus food. Always.